Synopsis: Boot up for suspense and high-powered excitement as the rebels of the information age fight an electrifying battle in this sharp, cutting-edge adventure. Pulsating with non-stop action and nail-biting tension, Hackers is a hip, fast-paced spectacle. While practicing the tricks of the trade, a neophyte "hacker" accomplishes the nearly impossible: he hacks the highly secured computer at the Ellingson Mineral Corporation. but in doing so, he unknowingly taps into a high-tech embezzling scheme masked by a computer virus with the potential to destory the world's ecosystem! And when the young hacker and his pals are targeted for the crime, the group must launch a massive cyberspace attack - one that will hopefully clear their name and prevent ecological disaster.
Run Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Director: Iain Softley
Dvd Extra's: Trailer, Languages: English or Francais, Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol.
Hidden Features: Go to the main menu and press LEFT. This should highlight the oval Hackers logo. Then press ENTER and a screen with four passwords will appear. Choose 'God' and you will see a small animated sequence!
Nudity Factor: Very quick shot of Angelina's breasts
Of Note: The high school scenes were filmed at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, one of a few elite, exclusive high schools for students gifted in math, science and computers. Real school seniors were extras in many scenes. In the real school, the pool is on the first floor.
This movie is one that when it came out was pretty cool. In the years that have passed some of the special effects are really dated. We still don't have and most likely never will have some of the technology that they show in the film. 3D file storage, the little clip eye thing, main frame rooms with files viewed on tower like displays and just some things they threw in the movie to make it look cool. Overall this movie is a classic and is a movie that anybody that likes technology should watch. It is actually fun to watch this and look at were computer technology has gone since this film. If you are going to watch this movie take into account when it was made and enjoy it for what it is.