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Cypher (2002)

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An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

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Finster
Timothy Webber ...
Callaway
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Diane
Kristina Nicoll ...
Amy
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Digicorp Technician #1
Stephen Brown ...
Digicorp Technician #2
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Pilot In Mensroom
Jocelyn Snowdon ...
Stewardess to Buffalo
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Fred Garfield
Steve Jackson ...
Waiter Buffalo
Dan Duran ...
Buffalo Speaker #1
Valerie Buhagiar ...
Buffalo Speaker #2
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Storyline

Hoping for a more exciting life than the suburban drawl he currently inhabits, nerdy salary man Morgan Sullivan takes a job as an industrial spy at Digicorp, a global computer corporation. Digicorp assigns him the duty of flying to various conventions around America, recording the speeches that are made. But when Sullivan meets a mysterious woman he begins to realize that his job may not be what it seems, as he descends into a dark underworld of brainwashing and struggles to maintain his own identity. Written by beansproutlord@yahoo.com.au

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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18 January 2003 (Japan)  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The character of Virgil C Dunn would appear to be a reference to the Latin poet Virgil, specifically in Dante's Divine Comedy it was Virgil who was the guide the Hell and Purgatory, as a non-Christian he was unable to enter Heaven. See more »

Goofs

When Morgan is given his fake California ID, it shows a Blue and a Red Bar below the name and address. The Blue line is to denote a provisional license for those under 18 at the time of issuance, and the red bar is to denote what year the ID holder turns 21. Morgan appears to be in his 30's, so there would be no colored bars on his ID. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sunways Security Guard: You planning a vacation, Mr. Sullivan?
Morgan Sullivan: No. No, just some reading to pass the time.
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References Brazil (1985) See more »

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definitely worth decyphering!
8 September 2003 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

this is a truly wonderful sci fi thriller cum satire on corporate evils and kafke type manipulation which always maintains interest. it's a relief to see such a marvellously stylish independent movie as oppossed to bigger budgeted hollywood drivel of which it's co star lucy liu constantly paticipates in. with obvious inspiration from cult writer phillip k dick and the equally endearing 'gattaca'; this is easily one of the most enjoyable movies i've seen this year.


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