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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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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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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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Trivia

Three of Winston's thugs have the last names Schmeichel, Sheringham and Solskjaer. This is a reference to the goalkeeper and goal scorers on Manchester United's 1999 U.E.F.A. Champions League winning team. The director is a Man. U fan. See more »

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After Milo returns home from the Justice Department, he goes to the kitchen to make a pot of tea. However, he just holds the teapot near the faucet when he turns on the tap. He doesn't actually add any water to the teapot. See more »

Quotes

Milo: This isn't a game! In the real world, when you kill people they die - for real! And in the real world you're fucked!
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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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References Ghost in the Shell (1995) See more »

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Forbidden City
Written by Joe Strummer
Performed by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (as Joe Strummer and Mescaleros)
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V. and Hellcat Records
Universal International Music, B.V. is under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not "The Net 2"
14 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw the preview for Anti-Trust, I thought 2 things. 1) It was a not-so-disguised movie about Microsoft. 2) It was probably "The Net 2." It looked like another computer-based movie that would be as realistic as "Hackers," but with a more obvious plot. From the first 30 seconds of the preview you can pretty much tell that the open-source sidekick is marked for death and Bill Gates...I mean Gary Winston was a criminal mastermind who will do anything to get ahead in business. I'd happy to say that while the first half of the movie went without any surprises, there are enough plot twists in the 2nd half to keep you guessing who's on who's side. Tim Robbins and Ryan Philippe both give good performances, and nobody seems out of place talking about technology. It's not the best movie I've seen this year, but it definately blew away my expectations.


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