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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Angela Bennett
... Jack Devlin
... Dr. Alan Champion
... Mrs. Bennett
Wendy Gazelle ... Imposter
... Bergstrom
... Dale
Daniel Schorr ... WNN Anchor
... Public Defender
... Ben Phillips
... Nurse #1
Juan Garcia ... Resort Desk Clerk (as Juan García)
... Mexican Doctor
Margo Winkler ... Mrs. Raines
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

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Imagine a world where everything about you is on record. A world where every trace of your existence is on computer... A world which could easily be erased... See more »


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

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Release Date:

28 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La red  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,037,745, 30 July 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,727,965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,627,965
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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American film debut of Jeremy Northam. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack: The beauty of the Gatekeeper system is that we can get in and out of the FBI like it's the Public Library. It's a beautiful system.
Ruth Marx: Let's finish the work and get the hell outta here. These people make me nervous.
Jack: No harm done. Everything you done will be wiped out by just escaping the system.
Angela Bennett: [dares Devlin to press the "Escape" button] Really?
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Moon River
Written by Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
Performed by Sandra Bullock (uncredited) and Jeremy Northam (uncredited)
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Her driver's license. Her credit cards. Her bank accounts. Her identity. DELETED.
11 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

The net is an excellent movie! It's about Angela Bennett(in a great performance of Sandra Bullock) who is a computer expert who works for the Cathedral Company, cleaning virus and testing games for the clients. Angela is a typical nerd who doesn't have friends outside of the cyberspace,almost doesn't take vacations and go out, and stays almost all the time connected. One day her friend Dale Hessman(Ray McKinnon) asks her to help him,sending Angela a disk with a strange program that has many confidential informations. At the same night, when Dale was going to meet her, he is suddenly killed in a plane crash.Going to Mexico in her vacation,Angela meets a beautiful guy called Jack Devlin (Jeremy Northam)who shows to be a cold blood killer bastard and one of the guys behind all the secret of the Diskette.

Her life then turns into a nightmare: All her records are erased and she is given the new identity of Ruth Marx, a woman with serious problems with the police.

This movie is great because it shows how we, humans,depend a lot of the computers and machines(sometimes more that we should) and how vulnerable we are if someday ,someone decides to control and change our personal records,without letting us the chance to prove the error.


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