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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

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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A good idea can get you millions. A great Idea can get you killed. 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

Claire Forlani drives a Citroën 2 CV. Milo's SUV is a Mercedes ML. See more »

Goofs

When Milo performs the scratch test at dinner, he quickly pulls his sleeve forward so that Rebecca will not notice. However, when Milo pours the wine for a toast, his sleeve is pushed up. When they raise their glasses for the toast, his sleeve is pulled back to the normal position. See more »

Quotes

Larry Banks: We don't take anything seriously, unless it's on a hard drive.
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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 »

Connections

References Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude No. 5 in G Major, Opus 32
Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performed by David Troy Francis, pianist
Courtesy of Barbarian Records
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Tim Robbins- He is an actor who is a head and shoulder above the rest.
13 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw "Antitrust" today the 1:15 matinee. I loved it. I became acquainted with Tim Robbins through 5 copies of" Top Gun." I will not give away the plot or read the last page of the book, but for those of you who like "Arlington Road" ,"Antitrust" may be a good sequel. So this movie does not win rave reviews. Movies are entertaining , some of them are informative. This one says that without computer geeks not many of us could not enjoy this modern day tool. Back in the 70's I thought the electric typewriter with a ball going across the page was exciting.


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