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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
Yuriy Kutsenko ...
Russian General
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Yuri Malanin
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Raymond Burke
Ilan Goodman ...
Dennis
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Agent Fletcher
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Charles
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Female Casino Tech
Greg Donaldson ...
Casino Tech
Andrea Enright ...
NSA Tech #2
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Paul Spencer
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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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12 March 2009 (Kazakhstan)  »

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The Gift  »

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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. The fictional 2330 would likely not come to be for another 200 years. 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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Not worth viewing, my opinion, unless you enjoy looking at an attractive cast, no matter what the lines
20 December 2011 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Max (Shane West) installs security systems for computers all over the world. To the chagrin of his latest client, he sets off an alarm to prove how great the security is, causing minor havoc. Soon, the hotel he has been staying at gives him an elaborate mobile phone, which has a plethora of aps. One gives him the ability to beat the tables at the local gambling venue. But, all too soon, Max realizes someone is tracking him with this phone and, horror, he learns that other folks who had just such a device ended up getting bumped off. Ouch! Soon, Max crosses paths with undercover agents like John (Edward Burns) and upsets other spies like Ving Rhames and Martin Sheen. Then, too, a beautiful but mysterious woman named Kamile (Tamara Feldman) spends the night with Max, after a brief meeting. However, she may or may not be the enemy. Will Max be able to get out of lengthening maze of danger? This film started off rather well but soon became irrelevant. The cast, including West, Burns, and Feldman, is very attractive and talented, yes, to no avail. Nor does it matter that the venues are exotic, the costumes fine or the direction has energy. With a plot that loses sense and a high-tech premise that is not easily understood, the movie is a disappointment. Look for other film ideas, such as the Bourne Identity, which has a similar look and feel.


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