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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
... 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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During the sequence where we are shown the "open source" developers that are monitored by NURV you can clearly see one of them wearing a red hat which looks exactly like the one that the company Red Hat uses as their logo. Red Hat is a GNU/Linux distribution. 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 »

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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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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 »

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Features The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 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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It's true: it loses my trust (DVD)
7 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a failed techno-thriller because the techno part is dumb while the thriller is better.

Now that computers have become ordinary things, the simplistic "wargames" can't be repeated and the hacking has become more daunting. But the movie can't explain what it's about: what's Nurv? Why is-it so powerful? What does it achieve? At the end, I still don't know so I can't relate to the movie: I see people working, thinking but I don't understand anything.

On the other hand, the thriller is well done with the character becoming more and more paranoiac.

Thus, I help this movie with a little "4" vote instead of an awful "1" just because of the turn of events and the good cast (even thought a decade later, no one has made a big name!).


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