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Blackhat (2015)

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A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Hathaway
... Chen Dawai
... Chen Lien
... Carol Barrett
... Mark Jessup
... Alex Trang
... Elias Kassar
... Jeff Robichaud
... Henry Pollack
... Sadak
Tyson Chak ... Tech
... Sort Guard
... Associate Warden Jeffries
... Shum
... Daniels
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Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. Written by ithia2003

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We are no longer in control

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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16 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,415,000, 18 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,005,980, 31 December 2015
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All of the hacking terms and procedures used in the film are from real life. See more »

Goofs

The mobile phone number that Hathaway gave away in Jakarta, presumably CDMA because it began with the country and area code, should consist of at least eight digits and not six digits. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas Hathaway: Are you still gonna like me if I'm fixing garage door openers?
Chen Lien: I don't know. Maybe.
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Featured in Blackhat: Creating Reality (2015) See more »

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Tabu Gilak Bebarongan
Written by I Ketut Gede Rudita
Performed by Sekaa Gong Manik Medrtha Sari
Courtesy of Bali Records
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If you make a hacker-movie, at least get your basic facts right..
9 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I must say when I watched the trailer for this movie I was skeptical, there are only a few hacker- movies that are enjoyable to watch.

Sometimes I am wrong and the movie turns out to be better then I expected but not in this case. I actually got quite annoyed watching this. The computer action looked authentic by using existing OS-es and interfaces but they still made huge mistakes. IP's with numbers higher than 255 is just plain stupid and accessing a top-secret NSA program with some simple social engineering looked convincing on screen but I doubt the NSA allows simple user/pass access to such tooling. I could go on and on...

I did like the idea of the plot, too bad the execution was so terrible. Probably the only thing I really liked where the two big shootout scenes, you saw a bit of Heat's director Mann there:)

Unsynced audio and weird changes in volume where also very annoying, something you don't expect from a $70mil movie.

I'm giving this a +1 because it tried to be authentic so a 4 bumps up to a 5/10 rating.


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