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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)

Writer:

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

Language:

English

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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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 »

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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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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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Absolutely Terrible
20 February 2015 | by webwiz-244-148031See all my reviews

I'm a technogeek, computer nerd, and lover of techno thrillers. So I understood the themes and message of this film. But it was done so poorly that I don't know if I'm just disappointed or confused as to why the movie was even released.

About 30 minutes in, I started wondering if it was actually a cheesy parody of a "hacker" film. The dialog is poorly written and delivered with some of the worst acting I've ever seen. I felt like I was watching the product of a high school introductory film class.

The cinematography showed promise with some beautiful shots, but then degraded into very questionable angles and layouts. There's a scene where we get to stare at the back of the head of the main character for an oddly long period of time. I wondered why the director didn't have the cameraman just swing around to his front.

There were almost believable technical aspects of some scenes, but for a "hacker" movie with its overriding theme of "the NSA is watching everything", some of the technology in play should have been focused on more.

In light of the Snowden revelations, and some other stuff that was later revealed to have gone on in the past decade or two, the premise of this film could have resulted in a great product. It's really a shame that the movie was so badly written, poorly acted, and shot so oddly.


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