A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

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Peter Howitt

Writer:

Howard Franklin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Phillippe ... Milo Hoffman
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Lisa Calighan
Claire Forlani ... Alice Poulson
Tim Robbins ... Gary Winston
Douglas McFerran Douglas McFerran ... Bob Shrot
Richard Roundtree ... Lyle Barton
Tygh Runyan ... Larry Banks
Yee Jee Tso ... Teddy Chin
Nate Dushku ... Brian Bissel
Ned Bellamy ... Phil Grimes
Tyler Labine ... Redmond
Scott Bellis ... Randy
David Lovgren ... Danny
Zahf Paroo ... Desi (as Zahf Hajee)
Jonathon Young ... Stinky
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Storyline

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 Jordan Thornsburg

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

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At Gary's party the song playing in the background is "Heroes." A different version of this same song plays in the Microsoft commercials. See more »

Goofs

Scene with Milo & Lisa talking about how they are going to go public with the news about Gary. During the exchange one of the cuts to Milo his eyeglasses move independent of his head. (Milo's head, eyes, brows, don't move but his glasses shift quickly back and worth.) Not as easily seen on a computer but a larger screen it's clearly a mediocre CGI application. Apparently actor (Ryan P) didn't have the glasses on during one of the takes but it wasn't identified until later and it was only a line (one of the cuts from Lisa to Milo where it occurs). I just thought it was ODD when I saw the glasses wobble on their own. See more »

Quotes

Inspector: [looking for fingerprints on a keyboard] Dust the colon and the backslash key! Only geeks use those keys.
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Crazy Credits

Closing disclaimer: Stanford University has not endorsed this motion picture and no filming took place on the Stanford campus. There are a number of other entities and persons with names which may be the same or similar to those used in this motion picture. However, this motion picture is entirely fictional and (except for minor incidental references) is not intended to depict or refer to any other existing entities or persons and any such references are purely coincidental. See more »

Alternate Versions

The R1 DVD contains all the deleted scenes mentioned above, except for the "Sleeping with the enemy" sex scene. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Nietzsche
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (as Courtney Taylor)
Performed by The Dandy Warhols (as Dandy Warhols)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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A brainless movie that requires brain.
15 January 2001 | by LT-10See all my reviews

I didn't expect much from AntiTrust, but I was surprised. The story was fast-paced and exciting, it never really slowed-down. When the movie was over I felt satisfied, it had a lot of what I look for in a movie. It requires you to think about what is happening, even if sometimes it gets un-realistic with plot twists. Good things aside, AntiTrust had its share of problems. There was some techy-talk that went on too long, whenever something bad was discovered by Milo(Ryan however you spell his last name) the camera would zoom in and then shake around, and it got a little un-realistic in the finale. All-in-all AntiTrust was good, but I just found-out it opened it 12th place. It deserves better.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antitrust See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,486,209, 15 January 2001

Gross USA:

$11,328,094

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,195,610
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2.35 : 1
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