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Cypher (2002)

R  |   |  Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  18 January 2003 (Japan)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Webber ...
Digicorp Technician #1
Stephen Brown ...
Digicorp Technician #2
Pilot In Mensroom
Jocelyn Snowdon ...
Stewardess to Buffalo
Fred Garfield
Steve Jackson ...
Waiter Buffalo
Dan Duran ...
Buffalo Speaker #1
Valerie Buhagiar ...
Buffalo Speaker #2


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

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 2003 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Company Man  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The phone number encoded using Job 13:17 is 436-726-3993 uses the apparently unused area code 436. It also uses 726 for the exchange code, rather than the 555 usually used in most movies fictional works. See more »


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 »


[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 A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Clever, visually tight movie
30 April 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Cypher was a movie I was looking forward to after I had read some comments here about it's story being like the works Philip K. Dick, an author whose paranoid tales I love to read.

As far as plot twists go Cypher never disappointed me, even though the last plot twist was a bit out there, it had a very cool ending that was very satisfying. The level of suspense was ok, this movie was not a nailbiter but it has really nice atmosphere at times with the opening music theme and the many shady operatives. A thinking man's movie as well, you need to pay attention throughout the movie or you will lose track. No problem in the DVD-age I would say. Overall it was acted very well. Jeremy Northam and Lucy Liu definitely deserve movies as good as this, although they don't seem to have found that many in their careers.

Visually the movie is stunning, it is filmed very tight and stylish, with a few well-dosed effects. This movie probably had a relatively modest budget but it looks awesome. Overall this was a very pleasant movie experience.

8 out of 10

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