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Hacker (2016)

With the help of his new friends Alex Danyliuk turns to a life of crime and identity theft.

Director:

Akan Satayev (as Akan Sataev)

Writers:

Atakhan (Story Consultant), Akan Satayev (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Callan McAuliffe ... Alex
Lorraine Nicholson ... Kira
Daniel Eric Gold ... Sye
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Zed
Zachary Bennett ... Curtis
Vlada Verevko ... Alex's Mother
Genadijs Dolganovs ... Alex's Father
Aidan Besu Aidan Besu ... 6-year-old Alex
Rian Michelsen Rian Michelsen ... 13-year-old Alex
Kristian Truelsen ... Federal Reserve Chairman
Greg Hovanessian ... Randy Bickle
Allyson Pratt Allyson Pratt ... Robin
James Cade ... Chris
Darryl Flatman Darryl Flatman ... Tommy
Randy Thomas ... Randy The Car Dealer
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Storyline

When his family hits financial trouble, Alex Danyliuk turns to a life of crime and identity theft, with the help of Sye, a street-wise hustler who introduces him to the world of black market trading, Kira, a young female hacker, and contacts on the dark web. After finding success in causing financial market chaos, they gain the attention of Z, a mysterious masked figure, who's the head of an organization known as Anonymous, and a number one target by the FBI, Written by Mitch Swan

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Real Story. Real Hacker.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout including some sexual references, and a bloody image | See all certifications »

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The director and producer first spoke about the story in June 2013. By August the film was fully financed, and a year later, the film was fully completed. It shot in Toronto, New York, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kazakhstan, edited in Los Angeles, and finished in Toronto. See more »

Goofs

Alex explains that he is "saving up for college," but no Canadian would refer to university of college as the latter is equivalent to what Americans refer to as community college, which is not something to which anyone would aspire. See more »

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Doesn't really reflect a hacker mastermind.
15 November 2016 | by zalouteacherSee all my reviews

The movie tried to portray how a life of a typical hacker would be with the usual suspects: a migrant who is rationally sleeping till a turning point in his family's life pops us which is generally related to finance. The usual suspects suddenly decides to awaken his sleeping cyborg and decides to be utilitarian just to end up in an existential circle. Also, it doesn't really reflect the mind of a hacker but rather a mind of someone who wants to get rich and regret later. Most of the hackers fight for a cause and they wouldn't back up. There are scenes in the movie that depict a hacker as being someone who rushes in his decisions and is not proactive about what would happen and does not assess the current situation on the spot in which the movie failed to give a close-to-reality snap on how a hacker react and assess a risk.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,716, 4 December 2016

Gross USA:

$11,239

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,239
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