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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.

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Irwin Winkler
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Angela Bennett
Jeremy Northam ... Jack Devlin
Dennis Miller ... Dr. Alan Champion
Diane Baker ... Mrs. Bennett
Wendy Gazelle 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 Margo Winkler ... Mrs. Raines
Gene Kirkwood Gene Kirkwood ... Stan Whiteman
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Storyline

Angela Bennett's a software engineer type who works from home and has few friends outside of cyberspace. Taking her first vacation in years, she becomes embroiled in a web of computer espionage. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Escape is impossible when you're caught in the net. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Net See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,037,745, 30 July 1995

Gross USA:

$50,727,965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,627,965
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the beach scene, the book Angela has in her hands and throws down is 'Love in the Time of Cholera' by Gabriel García Márquez. See more »

Goofs

When Angela watches the news about Jeff Gregg in her motel room, she is watching a Sharp brand television. When there is a close up of the TV screen it is a SONY, in the next wide shot the TV is a Sharp again. See more »

Quotes

Angela: What is this? Oh my God.
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Connections

Followed by The Net 2.0 (2006) See more »

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Nocturne in B maj. Opus 32, No.1
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Not to be taken internally or seriously...
1 July 2002 | by thermojSee all my reviews

In the dim, dead, dark days preceding my ownership of a PC, I was rather intrigued with the movie. Very Hitchcockian in its tone, and kind of a David-beats-Goliath theme that every one can relate to (Apple vs. Microsoft, employee vs. boss, ad infinitum). Seven years hence...I realize that many of the governmental entities supposedly "hacked" were, at the time of this movie, utilizing systems built when leisure suits were still the rage--and IBM was lord and master of the computer domain. Granted, hackers can be considered a real and acknowledged threat, but we should take this movie for what it is...Just some passably good entertainment and not too representative of R/T (Real Time for all you Netsurfing newbies). However, the plot remains fundamentally sound, and not too taxing on the mind.

Sandra Bullock gave a reasonably credible performance as programmer/support tech/consultant Angela Bennett. I realize that sex appeal fuels Hollywood, and it IS possible to have beauty and brains. But the story seems to have some fundamental flaws. What are the odds that NO one would know who you really were...It's impossible to think that we really have become the so-called "ghosts in the machine". As long as we have receipts, hard copies,friends and loved ones, we won't be caught in "The Net."

Some good performances by the smooth but irreverent Dennis Miller, and by the suave but deadly Jeremy Northam make for a movie worth watching when there's nothing better on the boob tube...Or if you're a closet geek like yours truly, you call friends and laugh about all the inaccuracies.


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