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Antitrust (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 January 2001 (USA)
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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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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Lyle Barton
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Larry Banks
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Brian Bissel
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Desi (as Zahf Hajee)
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Stinky
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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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NURV is shown to stand for "Never Underestimate Radical Vision" on a sign at the entrance to the campus. This is also seen on a whiteboard during Gary's first motivational meeting that Milo attends. See more »

Goofs

After Teddy is killed, Milo is handed a CD which contains new source code that solves the bandwidth limitations. Unless Gary refactored it considerably, Milo would be able to spot Teddy, and possibly his own coding style instantly. Combined with Gary's comment "its not in the box, its in the band", it makes no sense for Gary to hand Milo such condemning proof. See more »

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Reporter: Gary Winston once said that any teenager in a garage could put him out of business. Is that what you've done?
Milo: [Looking around him] This is a garage.
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At the end of the cast list in the end credits, there is a section entitled "Geeks", much in the same vein as "Stunts". See more »

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References WarGames (1983) See more »

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Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (as Courtney Taylor)
Performed by The Dandy Warhols (as Dandy Warhols)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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A brainless movie that requires brain.
15 January 2001 | by (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect much from AntiTrust, but I was surprised. The story was fast-paced and exciting, it never really slowed-down. When the movie was over I felt satisfied, it had a lot of what I look for in a movie. It requires you to think about what is happening, even if sometimes it gets un-realistic with plot twists. Good things aside, AntiTrust had its share of problems. There was some techy-talk that went on too long, whenever something bad was discovered by Milo(Ryan however you spell his last name) the camera would zoom in and then shake around, and it got a little un-realistic in the finale. All-in-all AntiTrust was good, but I just found-out it opened it 12th place. It deserves better.


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