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Takedown (2000)

This film is based on the story of the capture of computer hacker Kevin Mitnick.

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Joe Chappelle

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Tsutomu Shimomura (book), John Markoff (book) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Skeet Ulrich ... Kevin Mitnick
Russell Wong ... Tsutomu Shimomura
Angela Featherstone ... Julia
Donal Logue ... Alex Lowe
Christopher McDonald ... Mitch Gibson (as Chris McDonald)
Master P ... Brad
Tom Berenger ... McCoy Rollins
Jeremy Sisto ... Lance 'Icebreaker' Petersen
Amanda Peet ... Karen
Ethan Suplee ... Dan Bradley
Dorit Sauer ... Shelley
Mark Joy ... Committee Chairman
Scott Cooper ... Jake Cronin
Ned Bellamy ... Tom Fiori
Sara Melson ... Rachel
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Storyline

Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cybertrophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the computer of a security expert and an ex-hacker, he finds one - and much more than that... Written by Jaromir Król

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Track Down See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Kevin Mitnick flees Seattle and flips through his stack of false IDs, he shows Martin Bryce. Martin Brice (Bishop) was the name of the hacker character played by Robert Redford in Sneakers 1992. See more »

Goofs

Alex Lowe states that 56 bit encryption allows for roughly 72 trillion combinations. He is off by 3 orders of magnitude. 56 bit encryption allows for roughly 72 quadrillion combinations. See more »

Quotes

Tsutomu Shimomura: I mean, how lame are you?
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Connections

References Sneakers (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Writer, Poet, Slut
Performed & Written by Red Star Belgrade
Published by Mouthful Music /BMI)
Courtesy of Checkered Post Records
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Great movie but as a movie not a Kevin Mitnick story
10 October 2005 | by Fallon2000See all my reviews

This was a great hacker film. But as Kevin said in a Coast to Coast AM radio show "Because the movie depicted me in such a false light and because it wasn't accurate I ended up settling a lawsuit with the production company because of it and it was never released in the USA". Like i said it is a good film about hackers but there will never be a real hacker movie. See the life of a hacker is extremely dull. Would you like to see some guy or gal in front of a computer screen typing for hours on end. If you really want to see something good watch "Freedom Downtime". This movie was made by 2600 the hacker quarterly found at www.2600.com. This film depicts the Free Kevin movement. and the fact that he was held without trial for 4 years. When given a trial Kevin decided to plea out.


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