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Hackers (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 15 September 1995 (USA)
Hackers are blamed for making a virus that will capsize five oil tankers.

Director:

Iain Softley

Writer:

Rafael Moreu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonny Lee Miller ... Dade
Angelina Jolie ... Kate
Jesse Bradford ... Joey
Matthew Lillard ... Cereal
Laurence Mason ... Nikon
Renoly Santiago ... Phreak
Fisher Stevens ... The Plague
Alberta Watson ... Lauren Murphy
Darren Lee Darren Lee ... Razor
Peter Kim ... Blade (as Peter Y. Kim)
Ethan Browne Ethan Browne ... Curtis
Lorraine Bracco ... Margo
Wendell Pierce ... Agent Dick Gill
Michael Gaston ... Agent Bob
Marc Anthony ... Agent Ray
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Storyline

A young boy is arrested by the U.S. Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus. Written by Wiki

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hack The Planet! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Scenes in the movie, and in Razor and Blades show, depict using a cassette recorder to play tones into a phone to make free calls. Coins dropped into pay phones used to trigger specific sounds that actually could be duplicated and used to fool pay phones into thinking you had paid for a call. This was also accomplished using a device called a tone generator. Also known as a Red Box. See more »

Goofs

When swimming in the rooftop pool at the end, Kate and Dade's ears are underwater as they talk to each other. They would still be able to hear each other speak, since water transmits sound waves just like air, albeit somewhat distorted to the human ear. Their voices would be audible to one another, just not as clear as if they were completely out of the water. See more »

Quotes

Cereal Killer: Spandex: it's a privilege, not a right.
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Connections

Referenced in The Core (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Rob Birch (as Robert Birch), Nicholas Hallam, Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry W. Casey) and Richard Finch
Performed by Stereo MCs (as Stereo MC's)
Additional Vocals by Cath Coffey, Andrea Groves, Verona Davies and Jennifer Ismail
Courtesy of Island Records Limited
Contains a sample of "Let Me (Let Me Be Your Lover)"
Performed by Jimmy 'Bo' Horne (as Jimmy "Bo" Horne)
Courtesy of Rhino Records Inc.
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So what if it is unrealistic... It's still fun to watch.
17 September 2000 | by morrigan-8See all my reviews

Ok, I've read lots of the reviews here. I'm a computer person by trade, and I'll agree that the effects, and even some of the terminology is WAY off. But that's not the point of this movie. It never claims to be a documentary, just a fun movie about good vs. bad, and good wining. It just happens to take place over the internet. I think that this movie has just gotten a bump rap, it's the perfect B movie for lazy Saturday nights...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Japanese | Russian

Release Date:

15 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,173,101, 17 September 1995

Gross USA:

$7,563,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,563,728
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Company Credits

Production Co:

United Artists, Suftley See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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