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Echelon Conspiracy (2009)

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At first, the strange phone messages promised great wealth. Soon, though, government agents pursue the young engineer receiving them around the world.

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John Reed
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Agent Dave Grant
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Mueller
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Kamila
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Russian General
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Yuri Malanin
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Raymond Burke
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Dennis
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Agent Fletcher
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Charles
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Female Casino Tech
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Casino Tech
Andrea Enright ...
NSA Tech #2
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Paul Spencer
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Storyline

Max Peterson is a globe-trotting techno-whiz who installs security systems on computers. He receives an anonymous gift: a phone which sends messages that enable him to win at a casino. Max soon finds himself pursed by hit men, the casino's security chief, and a CIA operative. Who's sending Max messages? Previous recipients of similar windfalls have ended up dead. After a couple of close scrapes, Max realizes he's in danger, so he tries to find out the root of the conspiracy - which seems to have access to every security camera in the world - before he's the next victim. Why is this happening to him, and who can he trust? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, some sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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$500,154 (USA) (27 February 2009)

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$500,154 (USA) (27 February 2009)
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As of June 2013, the approximate time of private contractor Ed Snowden's exposing of the NSA's "Echelon Conspiracy" the last Senate Bill introduced into legislature is actually 1123. See more »

Goofs

The rifles carried by the S.W.A.T. team in Omaha are made to look like AR15s, but are actually modified AK 47s with extra pieces attached such as a fake receiver cover above the real one to attach the carry handle and the butt stock. At least one of the team members is carrying one with his finger on the trigger, but you can see the hammer resting on the rear of the bolt through the gap in the side (uncocked), which means that pulling the trigger would do nothing without racking the bolt. See more »

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[first lines]
Curator: Everything okay down there?
Max Peterson: Piece a cake.
Curator: That locks it?
Max Peterson: Yep, centuries of Thai history, safe as Fort Knox. Watch, uh,
[removes a panel]
Max Peterson: Relax, I'm a professional.
Max Peterson: [causes a massive short] Okay, now your servers are down because of a power surge, a grid malfunction, or maybe even a bomb. Now, if the intruder tries to reboot your servers or access the data, he'll always hit this screen.
[login screen]
Max Peterson: This is your BIOS-level password. Without it, nothing works in this room.
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Referenced in Eyeborgs (2009) See more »

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Subcutaneous Phat
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Fun and watchable...
30 July 2009 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I watched "The Echelon Conspiracy" last night and found it to be a fun escapism movie. Much better than "Eagle Eye" however...

The casting was horrible. Lead actor, Shane West was just dreadful - and I have enjoyed his work in other roles. And, Edward Burns as a casino boss that's an ex-FBI agent - totally unbelievable. His wimpy little voice commands no authority in this role.

All in all, the movie was fun but I can definitely see why it did not get a big U.S. release since "Eagle Eye" is probably still in everyone's mind and the miscasting of actors for the most important roles didn't help either.


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