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
When Nikon is walking through Ellingson Mineral's office looking for people's passwords as they type them in, during the cut away sequence showing a person typing, the letters K-E-R-M-I-T are pressed. Kermit is a well-known file transfer protocol computers used to exchange files. The 'backronym' created to avoid legal issues with The Muppets is "KL10 Error-Free Reciprocal Microprocessor Interchange over TTY lines". See more »
In English class, Kate is seen underlining her quote from her mother's book on the chalkboard. After the teacher reads Dade's quote, and Kate says that he is not supposed to be in this class. In the next couple of shots there is no underlining under her quote. Also the exclamation point at the end of the quote has black chalk used as shadowing, Kate is clearly only using white chalk. See more »
First off I would just like to say that anyone who reads into this movie too much(ie try to take the validity of each and every aspect of the movie) will hate the film. Coming from a programmer and a computer enthusiast, the movie was great despite all the false statements, fake guis and totally bs methods of cracking. Quite frankly if you are one of my fellow computer geeks don't expect anything close to the real deal, it would never make a good movie for the public. I think that the true movie here is behind the whole "hacking" front. It is the development of characters the build up of a plot and an exciting climax and satisfying denouement. In closing, don't expect a command line prompt or a true UNIX client on any of the systems because it just doesn't happen in movies. Instead watch the movie because its exciting, fun and a great throwback to the early 90's.
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