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Algorithm (2014)

A freelance computer hacker discovers a mysterious government computer program. He breaks into the program and is thrust into a revolution.

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Jon Schiefer (as Jonathan Schiefer)

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Jon Schiefer (as Jonathan Schiefer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raphael Barker ... Hash
Keith Barletta ... Decimate
Julie Ceballos Julie Ceballos ... DHS Receptionist
Joey Devine Joey Devine ... Robert Martin
Aren Ewing Aren Ewing ... Squad Member #2
Johnny Gilligan ... Friendly Guard (as John Gilligan)
Richard Goeb Richard Goeb ... Agent Peterson
Angela Gulner ... Sudonym
Byron James ... Agent Wallace
Marty Kahn Marty Kahn ... DHS Tech
Serafina Kernberger Serafina Kernberger ... Blogger
Paulina Laurant ... Bitchan
Joseph Matarrese Joseph Matarrese ... Sam Novak
Leilani Meng Leilani Meng ... DHS Assistant
Michael Navarra ... Gordon Dempsey
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A freelance computer hacker discovers a mysterious government computer program. He breaks into the program and is thrust into a revolution.

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The geeks have inherited the earth...the rest of you just don't know it yet.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

19 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the prison officers are looking at security footage, one mentions "enhancing" the image. The other officer states that he can't add resolution. This is a reference to futuristic police TV shows and movies where they can "zoom in" and "enhance" an image. See more »

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at 1:12:00 While Will is waiting to get Hash out of the DHS facility (with the DHS Receptionist) it's daytime, at the same time the 2 agents getting from their office to the interrogation place it's night time. In both scenes there are windows facing out, clearly showing the time of day. See more »

Quotes

Decimate: I don't go dates. I don't go clubbing. I don't care about celebrity hookups or which sports teams just won. My universe exists entirely within computers.
Decimate: The moment we come up with a way to not have to eat, or sleep or any of the other things required to stay alive... I'll be the first in line.
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Crazy Credits

When the agents in the prison facility reviews the CCTV recordings after the escape, the left big screen shows a menu of computer games from the movie WarGames. See more »

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References WarGames (1983) See more »

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Great Movie - For Nerds
20 July 2014 | by klickonnSee all my reviews

This is a great example of a movie that will interest a certain type of person. Make a movie about surfing and even though its garbage many surfers will love it. If you're a hardcore nerd, conspiracy theorist or just anti-establishment then Algorithm will probably appeal to you. Everyone else, that is 99% of viewers, should pass.

As a narrated film we have to endure the lead actor's endless rambling thoughts throughout, on top of that we get some 'Hacker's Principles' - oooh they've stumbled upon something big, now they must find out what it is and expose the authorities for the bad guys they are.

As the movie progresses it becomes ridiculously implausible with miscast characters. We're supposed to believe a top-secret agency working for the government has no security with a sole receptionist sitting at a table typing on a laptop. Of course anyone can walk in - or out for that matter.

The only saving grace for this film is the character Decimate who adds some humor (and a second star to my review), otherwise its as bland as you can get. At the end to call it an anti-climax is an understatement, the synopsis says our man is "thrust into a revolution", whoever wrote that should be sued for misinformation.

In fact its hard to think of a movie that accomplishes less than Algorithm, but then again after watching some may beef-up their passwords so all is not lost.


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