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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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Finster
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Diane
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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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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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Trivia

The film may be alluding to the Divine Comedy by Dante, in which Dante seeks a woman he has admired from afar, Beatrice. In Cypher the hero seeks Rita, a name which can be constructed from the middle four letters of Beatrice. See more »

Goofs

Morgan Sullivan's fake California Driver's License expires on 05-30-03. His birth date is listed as 08-13-65. An actual CDL would expire on the same day as the licensee's birth date. Even the cheapest of fake ID's wouldn't overlook this important point. 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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Terrific sci-fi thriller
27 October 2003 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

When The Matrix appeared in 1999 and questioned existence and identity, it was expected that a lot of movies would use it as inspiration. That didn't really happen, surprisingly, and it took till 2002 for a movie of similar theme to appear. But to say Cypher is a clone would be to its discredit.

The story is of a Morgan Sullivan, who applies for a job with a high-flying techno-company called Digicorp. His job is to be a spy and gain information about a rival company, while under an assumed and false identity. His home-life is perfectly normal but he has to lie to his wife about what he's actually doing. However, things start to take conspirital turns and before he knows what's going on, he starts to question who he actually is. This is not helped by a strange woman who turns up...

Twists and turns at every direction keep you absolutely fascinated, and at no point does anything ever seem contrived or unbelievable.

It's an enthralling journey through a not-too-distant future, and with good acting all round will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Highly recommended.


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