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Antitrust (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 January 2001 (USA)
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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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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Milo Hoffman
... Lisa Calighan
... Alice Poulson
... Gary Winston
Douglas McFerran ... Bob Shrot
... Lyle Barton
... Larry Banks
... Teddy Chin
... Brian Bissel
... Phil Grimes
... Redmond
... Randy
David Lovgren ... Danny
... Desi (as Zahf Hajee)
... 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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Trust is not an option. See more »


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

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,486,209, 14 January 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,965,209, 4 February 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,867,516, 31 December 2001
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

IP addresses assigned to Winston's satellites are part of the non-routable (to the Internet) 10.x.y.z Class A subnet, indicating a private network. See more »

Goofs

The surveillance recording of Teddy's killing does not match the event as we saw it earlier. See more »

Quotes

Lyle Barton: If you will change your mind and join us. I'm hoping you have a feeling that that is the right thing to do ,
Milo: Well, I'm sure what you're doing is important, Mr. Barton, I just fell like this is... kind of my time to make my mark.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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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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For once, it looks real
13 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

For once, a movie about computers where computers look real. The display on the monitors isn't just some 3D animation that seems to serve no purpose. You can recognize interfaces, or at least can imagine that on a real computer monitor. The code on screen looks real (it's either C++ or Java or some kind of C derivative), even though it probably doesn't do what they pretend it does; they don't show it long enough to figure out what it's suppose to do anyway.

Just some things I noticed: All IPs are 10.x.x.x, which is a range reserved for local networks, it should not be accessible remotely, thus would not be usable for a global system such as Synapse. But that is probably done on purpose, just like they do for phone numbers in the movies, all starting in 555-XXXX.

The networks seem to be freaking fast. In particular, for the data transmitted through the satellites with just about zero latency.

The CD burner is quite fast, it can burn a CD in just 20 seconds.

The server which Synapse is being distributed from seems to be very effective, taking millions of hits within hours. In particular, considering that they have never seen that many hits.

Beside the technical details presented, good movie, good action, good plot twists.


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