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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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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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The phone number encoded using Job 13:17 is 436-726-3993 uses the apparently unused area code 436. It also uses 726 for the exchange code, rather than the 555 usually used in most movies fictional works. See more »

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When Morgan is given his fake California ID, it shows a Blue and a Red Bar below the name and address. The Blue line is to denote a provisional license for those under 18 at the time of issuance, and the red bar is to denote what year the ID holder turns 21. Morgan appears to be in his 30's, so there would be no colored bars on his ID. See more »

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Sunways Security Guard: You planning a vacation, Mr. Sullivan?
Morgan Sullivan: No. No, just some reading to pass the time.
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Written by: Scott Nickoley, Stephen Lang, and Jamie Dunlap
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Good premise and story, just doesn't quite give enough weight
16 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is really difficult to review for me, because I want to reward a movie that breaks from Hollywood and does something different, I especially want to reward the maker of the Cube by following up with a non-mainstream Hollywood movie. It's just difficult to do with Cypher.

The movie isn't as exciting as I thought it would be either, especially after the verbal hype it received. What's even more difficult is I can't put my finger on why, there doesn't seem to be something totally tangible, it just doesn't quite hit the mark.

The premise is excellent, and there are some interesting moments and cleverly constructed twists, but there's just not enough riding on them, not enough weight to them. I did feel like I followed the film along and came out the other end appreciating what had just happened but not really affected by it.

Shame really, since it was good to see such a great performance from Jeremy Northam and Lucy Liu in a different role from the usual character she keeps playing.


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