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Antitrust (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 January 2001 (USA)
A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

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This movie is the fictional story of computer programming genius Milo Hoffman after graduating from Stanford and getting out into the competitive world of computer software. In his contemplation of where to begin his career, he is contacted by Gary Winston whose character is loosely based on Bill Gates. Winston is the CEO of a company called NURV, and they are on the brink of completing the global communication's system, Synapse. They need Hoffman to help them meet their launch date, so after much thought and with the full support of his girlfriend Alice, he accepts the job. Tragedy soon after strikes and Milo becomes suspicious of the company he has been wrapped up in. He learns that trusting anyone could be a mistake, and that nothing is as it seems. Written by Jordan Thornsburg

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A good idea can get you millions. A great Idea can get you killed. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,486,209 (USA) (12 January 2001)

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$10,965,209 (USA) (2 February 2001)
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During the sequence where we are shown the "open source" developers that are monitored by NURV you can clearly see one of them wearing a red hat which looks exactly like the one that the company Red Hat uses as their logo. Red Hat is a GNU/Linux distribution. See more »

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Although clearly set in Portland, Oregon, Milo and Lisa are shown pumping their own gas, which is against the law in Oregon. However, since they aren't yet on the run, they might be across the river in Vancouver, Washington. See more »

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Inspector: [looking for fingerprints on a keyboard] Dust the colon and the backslash key! Only geeks use those keys.
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Closing disclaimer: Stanford University has not endorsed this motion picture and no filming took place on the Stanford campus. There are a number of other entities and persons with names which may be the same or similar to those used in this motion picture. However, this motion picture is entirely fictional and (except for minor incidental references) is not intended to depict or refer to any other existing entities or persons and any such references are purely coincidental. See more »

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References ReBoot (1994) See more »

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Beautiful People
Written by Gaz Coombes, Robert Coombes, Daniel Goffey and Michael Quinn
Performed by Supergrass
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group and EMI Records Limited
The Island Def Jam Music Group is under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Young computer programmer discovers inter workings of corporate software giant
17 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is interesting on a surface level. It has lots of action and suspense to engage even passive viewers. Antitrust contains lots of ideas that are specific to the software industry however. The most significant theme of this movie is not one that seeks to implicate major corporations in illegal activities; it is instead one that blatantly discusses the idea of open source code sharing. For those of you who do not know what this is, it is the free sharing of computer programing code. This movie is designed to entertain though. It makes corporate software companies look like organized crime rings. This is simply Hollywood's appeal to its audiences.This is a good movie for all audiences; however a Linux user would particularly enjoy it.


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