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Cypher (2002)

An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

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... Morgan Sullivan
... Rita Foster
... Finster
... Callaway
... Virgil C. Dunn
... Diane
... Amy
... Digicorp Technician #1
Stephen Brown ... Digicorp Technician #2
... Pilot In Mensroom
Jocelyn Snowdon ... Stewardess to Buffalo
... Fred Garfield
Steve Jackson ... Waiter Buffalo
Dan Duran ... Buffalo Speaker #1
... Buffalo Speaker #2
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Hoping for a more exciting life than the suburban drawl he currently inhabits, nerdy salary man Morgan Sullivan takes a job as an industrial spy at Digicorp, a global computer corporation. Digicorp assigns him the duty of flying to various conventions around America, recording the speeches that are made. But when Sullivan meets a mysterious woman he begins to realize that his job may not be what it seems, as he descends into a dark underworld of brainwashing and struggles to maintain his own identity. Written by beansproutlord@yahoo.com.au

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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18 January 2003 (Japan)  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Kari Matchett appeared on the Cube (1997) sequel Cube²: Hypercube (2002) on the same year this film was released. Vincenzo Natali directed the first movie, but had nothing to do with the sequel, though. See more »

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Morgan Sullivan's fake California Driver's License expires on 05-30-03. His birth date is listed as 08-13-65. An actual CDL would expire on the same day as the licensee's birth date. Even the cheapest of fake ID's wouldn't overlook this important point. See more »

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[first lines]
Sunways Security Guard: You planning a vacation, Mr. Sullivan?
Morgan Sullivan: No. No, just some reading to pass the time.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Never Been In Love
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Stephen Lang, and Jamie Dunlap
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Clever, visually tight movie
30 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Cypher was a movie I was looking forward to after I had read some comments here about it's story being like the works Philip K. Dick, an author whose paranoid tales I love to read.

As far as plot twists go Cypher never disappointed me, even though the last plot twist was a bit out there, it had a very cool ending that was very satisfying. The level of suspense was ok, this movie was not a nailbiter but it has really nice atmosphere at times with the opening music theme and the many shady operatives. A thinking man's movie as well, you need to pay attention throughout the movie or you will lose track. No problem in the DVD-age I would say. Overall it was acted very well. Jeremy Northam and Lucy Liu definitely deserve movies as good as this, although they don't seem to have found that many in their careers.

Visually the movie is stunning, it is filmed very tight and stylish, with a few well-dosed effects. This movie probably had a relatively modest budget but it looks awesome. Overall this was a very pleasant movie experience.

8 out of 10


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