This movie is the fictional story of computer programming genius Milo Hoffman after graduating from Stanford and getting out into the competitive world of computer software. In his contemplation of where to begin his career, he is contacted by Gary Winston whose character is loosely based on Bill Gates. Winston is the CEO of a company called NURV, and they are on the brink of completing the global communication's system, Synapse. They need Hoffman to help them meet their launch date, so after much thought and with the full support of his girlfriend Alice, he accepts the job. Tragedy soon after strikes and Milo becomes suspicious of the company he has been wrapped up in. He learns that trusting anyone could be a mistake, and that nothing is as it seems.Written by
Several intended similarities between Nurv and Microsoft : President owns a large, sprawling lakefront home; Company set in rainy Pacific Northwest city; Office is referred to as a 'campus'. See more »
Milo would not have been able to enter the Department of Justice Building without Lyle Barton knowing; the security officials would have informed Barton of Milo's entrance, and Barton would have had to clear Milo. See more »
Gary Winston once said that any teenager in a garage could put him out of business. Is that what you've done?
[Looking around him]
This is a garage.
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At the end of the cast list in the end credits, there is a section entitled "Geeks", much in the same vein as "Stunts". See more »
Region 4 DVD comes with the following deleted scenes:
"Lisa's Duplicity" - Lisa confides in Milo that her journal that goes missing and then is returned.
"Milo & Lisa" - Milo and Lisa sleep together
"Alice's Suspicion" - Alice is suspicious of Milo and Lisa and quizes him over where he was.
"Lisa Gets Caught" - When Lisa is taking photos of the satellite dishes, she is caught by a security guard.
"Gary & Milo's Game" - Gary Winston asks Milo to help him in a game of Diablo.
"Sleeping With The Enemy" - Milo has rough sex with Alice after he finds out that Alice was sent to spy on him.
"The Rise And Fall of NURV" - An alternate opening & ending sequence. Opening Sequence is a speech by Gary Winston in front of the NURV logo, at his online presentation. Milo is typing away at a computer watching him. The Ending Sequence is Gary Winston preparing his statement for the press. We then hear him start to cry. Milo & Alice are trying to get out of the compound and are stopped at the gate, it doesn't open until a car coming into the compound flashes an FBI badge and enters. Milo and Alice then drive out while the gate is still open. We then see the NURV logo as seen in the opening deleted sequence and hear different media reports until the end. The final media report states ".. Nurv's monopoly over the software industry is over"
This movie was obviously written by a graphic designer (much like myself) or someone in a similar position who has a vast understanding of programming jargon and corporate culture, but doesn't actually understand what is being said or the politics behind it all. This will appeal to people who don't work in this environment, but to people who do... well. They're just going to laugh at the sheer absurdity of the title credits.
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