To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity of a ruthless terrorist. But the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
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
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When Stanley and Agent Roberts are reviewing their past dealings Roberts accuses Stanley of hacking into the US government's Carnivore system and Stanley claims he did it because the government was illegally spying on US citizens' emails. This plot line was likely considered a far-fetched notion to viewers of a movie that was released months before the 9-11 attacks and more than a year before real-life government spying of the kind described in the movie was exposed. See more »
As Gabriel walks away from the trunk of his car and starts firing his machine gun, the trunk is open and has bullet holes. In the next shot (taken from behind the car), the trunk is closed and has no damage. See more »
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 last credit reads "Final Password: Vernam", which is part of the website game. (See Trivia). A Vernam cypher is a method of encrypting a message. See more »
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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