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Swordfish (2001)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  8 June 2001 (USA)
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A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world's greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money.

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Storyline

When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation codenamed SWORDFISH in 1986, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; fifteen years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by the duplicitious and suave Gabriel Shear, wants the money to help finance their raise-the-stakes vengeance war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

Log On. Hack In. Go Anywhere. Get Everything. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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8 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$220,064 (Austria) (2 November 2001)

Gross:

$30,393,888 (Europe) (16 November 2001)
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Helga's tall blonde friend is played by Natalia Sokolova, Playboy's Playmate of the Month for April, 1999. See more »

Goofs

The bank in "Monte Carlo" at the end of the movie displays the French and European Union flags outside and in the foyer. Monte Carlo is in the Principality of Monaco a separate nation to France with its own flag. Monaco is not part of the EU. The building is in Nice, France. See more »

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[first lines]
Gabriel: You know what the problem with Hollywood is? They make shit. Unbelievable, unremarkable shit. Now I'm not some grungy wannabe filmmaker that's searching for existentialism through a haze of bong smoke or something. No, it's easy to pick apart bad acting, short-sighted directing, and a purely moronic stringing together of words that many of the studios term as "prose". No, I'm talking about the lack of realism. Realism; not a pervasive element in today's modern American cinematic ...
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The opening studio logos for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Productions flicker as if they were on a problematic computer screen. Other than those logos and the movie's title, there are no opening credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Get Out of My Life Now
Written by Paul Oakenfold, Andy Gray and Steve Sacre
Performed by Paul Oakenfold and amoebaassassin
Courtesy of London-Sire Records
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CRAPPY FAKE HACKER CRAP
20 July 2001 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

I wish to god that Hollywood would stop making such silly hacker movies with keyboard spazzing pretty boys who break into anything in completly stupid unbelievable ways. He was at the FBI login screen, for chrissakes!!!

"Was it a trojan, a worm" "That's right, crawling right outta your ass"

I can't stand anymore stupid hacker movies! Can someone please sell these nimrods a clue!?


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