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
The film's writer, director, and some cast members attended the New York City 2600 meeting, a monthly hangout of the local hacker community, to observe and talk with real-life hackers. See more »
When Dade is introduced to Lord Nikon, he asks if anyone knows who the Hacker Acid Burn is, but no one knows. Later at Kate's party, the same hackers that said they did not know who Acid Burn is, are calling Kate "Burn" as though they were aware of her hacking handle. However, they are lying because they didn't know who was asking and they didn't want to reveal Kate's identity and get her into trouble. See more »
Kid, don't threaten me. There are worse things than death, and uh, I can do all of them.
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Written by Frischmann / Elastica
Performed by Elastica
Produced by Marc Waterman
Mixed by Alan Moulder
Courtesy of Geffen Catalog Transfer, (C) 1995 DGC Records
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of all the things ive lost i miss my mind the most
as with most films ive seen- ive read the book first. Hackers was brillantly made as was the book written they compliment each other well, true it differs slightly but then again reading and watching promote two different understandings, illiterates have to be able to get out of the film what the book offers but have it spelt out in a basic happy way, bookworms have to be able to 'read between the lines' and get all the writers input. comparing one against the other i would have to admit for once the film does the book a hell of alot of justice. even the soundtrack which is good doesnt bring down or make the movie (see my comment on the matrix) it compliments it. True most people know Johnny Lee Miller as Sick boy, but still b films are always worth a try in fact all the hype could of quite possibly suffocated this innocent beauty (perhaps a bit romeo and juliet romance). The computer talk may confuse some but the story line is obvious. Every little character gives this film that touch, i have and will continue to watch Hackers continuously, and one day i hope it will be recognised as an all time classic.
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