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The Net (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 July 1995 (USA)
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A computer programmer stumbles upon a conspiracy, putting her life and the lives of those around her in great danger.


Irwin Winkler
4,819 ( 102)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Angela Bennett
Jeremy Northam ... Jack Devlin
Dennis Miller ... Dr. Alan Champion
Diane Baker ... Mrs. Bennett
Wendy Gazelle ... Imposter
Ken Howard ... Bergstrom
Ray McKinnon ... Dale
Daniel Schorr ... WNN Anchor
L. Scott Caldwell ... Public Defender
Robert Gossett ... Ben Phillips
Kristina Krofft ... Nurse #1
Juan Garcia Juan Garcia ... Resort Desk Clerk (as Juan García)
Tony Perez ... Mexican Doctor
Margo Winkler ... Mrs. Raines
Gene Kirkwood Gene Kirkwood ... Stan Whiteman


Angela Bennett is a computer expert. This young and beautiful analyst is never far from a computer and modem. The only activity she has outside of computers is visiting her mother. A friend, whom she's only spoken to over the net and phone, Dale Hessman, sent her a program with a weird glitch for her to de-bug. That night, he left to meet her and was killed in a plane crash. Angela discovers secret information on the disk she has received only hours before she leaves for vacation. Her life then turns into a nightmare, her records are erased from existence and she is given a new identity, one with a police record. She struggles to find out why this has happened and who has it in for her. Written by Official DVD cover

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Her driver's license. Her credit cards. Her bank accounts. Her identity..... Deleted. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


There is an annoying character at the Santa Monica pier. He is listed in the final credits as "Bunny". Dennis Miller kills off the annoying Energizer Bunny in a skit on Saturday Night Live. See more »


When Angela is arrested and booked by the police, her clothes are covered in mud and blood. When she is bailed out and given her clothes back, they are totally clean and dried again. See more »


Jack: Computers are your life, aren't they?
Angela: Yes. The perfect hiding place.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Laura Leighton/Rancid (1995) See more »


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User Reviews

Sandra rocks!
4 March 2001 | by David, Film FreakSee all my reviews

This awesome, action-packed little gem, is one of my all-time favorite movies!! Sandra Bullock, once again, outdoes herself in this wicked film all about the Internet and the taking-over of people's lives.

In 'The Net', Bullock stars as Angela Bennett, a computer-whizz, who while on holiday, encounters a dangerous man, who steals her wallet... and her life.

Soon, the real Angela Bennett disappears, and an ex-con, takes on her identity, swapping her life for Angelas!

Of course, Sandy isn't the type to take this kinda thing lying down - and all on her own, she fights hard to get back the life they took away from her.

A wicked film - that'll leave you breathless for start to finish!! 9/10

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,037,745, 30 July 1995

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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