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  • Actors: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard, Laurence Mason
  • Directors: Iain Softley
  • Writers: Rafael Moreu
  • Producers: Iain Softley, Jacob Peratrovich, Janet Graham, Michael Peyser, Ralph Winter
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: August 25, 1998
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (470 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305047456
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,135 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Hackers" on IMDb

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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By David Koski VINE VOICE on March 3, 2002
Format: DVD
If you want a serious movie about hackers, look somewhere else. If you want a really fun movie with good style, Angelina Jolie, and a pulsing soundtrack, Hackers may be for you.
Johhny Lee Miller (aka Crash Override or Zero Cool) moves to New York with his mother. He meets Angelina Jolie (aka Acid Burn) at school and they immediately become rivals. They come up with a hacking contest to prove who is the best. Together with their friends, Lord Nikon, Cereal Killer (my favorite), Phantom Phreak, and Joey (who is nobody without a handle) join up to take on Fisher Stevens as Mr. The Plague.
This movie is chock full of cool scenes, cool people, and skater technobabble. Sure, the hacking scenes are totally unrealistic, the people unrealistic as computer geeks, but with the awesome techno soundtrack and the style they are presented with, it is easy to overlook. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!
I think that most sysadmin types probably have Mr The Plague as their role model. As a villain, he is ultra suave. As a sysadmin, he is over the top. I have never seen a computer guy with this much panache, and I don't suspect I will see another.
After you have made it through the movie a few times you can begin to watch for the fun stuff. Watch Mr The Plague's hands, especially in the flower delivery scene. When they go over to Lord Nikon's place and watch TV, consider what is playing. How many of their secret hacker books do you own?
If I could give this movie more stars, I would. This is by far my favorite hacker type movie, and if you count the number of times I have watched it, it would rank as my all time favorite over all. BUY IT NOW! It is better than Cats, you will watch it again and again.
The soundtrack is available on CD, and if you are a techno fan I suggest looking in to it.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Choir of One on December 1, 1999
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
There was a lot of talk about this movie over the Net..90% of net hackers will probably tell u this is the worst movie ever created but i disagree with that ...this movie got me into computers in the first place . I own the DVD and i must have watched this movie over 400 times by now..maybe more i never really kept track, it has its hyped up moments or even a far fetched moment here and there but its a movie for crying out loud, what i think was most accurate (at least to me) was the portrayal of someone who is obsessed by technology and just how the whole sub-culture of the computer underground is like, the clothing, the music, the attitude was all very nice i love this movie and when i have kids they will probably be like "oh god, dads getting out the Hackers DVD again.." and they will probably hate it but it, in my opinion of course, is an excellent movie. Though i urge MGM-DVD to re-release it with some extra features, the features are what make DVD what it is. I saw some scenes flashed in that trailer that were not in the movie and i would give anything to see them,
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By "bizkit_d" on March 11, 2000
Format: DVD
this movie is absolutly great, it's a great story, a lot of people complain about it, because it doesn't depict true hacker culture, well people, ya gotta remember two things: 1.) this movie is meant to be a visual manifestation of what hackers see the computer world is, and 2.) if they really showed what true hackers saw on their screen (mostly text, no graphics) then people would get boring, and not want to watch it, and the people that review this movie are always saying, " i'm a hacker, and i never goto clubs like that", tends to tip off the fact that the person really isn't a a hacker, and should use their imagination, and really get the creativity that went into this movie, this is a top of the line movie, awesome music, good acting, and nice visuals, 5 stars all the way!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By James M Bender on June 1, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
1 wish 1 had a r00t account on Angelina Joulie! Plus th3 most r3al1st1c 3xpos1t1ons of the art of hacking, or "cracking" as w3 call 1t, 1 hav3 3v3r s33n! 1t w1ll 1nvad3 your m1nd lik3 a v1rus and mak3 you want to becom3 a l33t h4x0r. 1 laugh3d, 1 cr13d, my cr3d1t card inform3t1on was comprom1s3d!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "moophish" on February 24, 2000
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I rented this movie recently for the first time. It was spectacular. Although it doesn't give a completely accurate description of hacker culture, it comes close. This movies show's hackers to be what they really are: People looking for free information, not working to destroy things. The methods of hacking and phreaking (making free phone calls) are innaccurate enough so kids can't do it, but accurate enough to show it can be done and will inspire people to learn more about computers. This is the future
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott D. Perry on March 5, 2005
Format: DVD
For your better than average computer geek, this film is more of a comedy than anything else. I LOVED it. The people who wouldn't like this flick are the ones perhaps looking for practical or usable hacking tips.. if thats the case, forget it. The GUI and other hacking visuals have Hollywood and fan-service written allllllll over them. The villain (Mr. The Plague, lol) is a geek... Of course he doesn't have the typical villainous charisma you might expect in a movie like Die Hard or Friday the 13th part 9,078,243 1/2 ... For the love of God he's a geek... whatcha expect?? The Terminator?

The plot is interesting as Dade contiues to prove himself as elite to his new friends and becomes an intergral part in saving the day.

The "ideas" behind the hacking and the way many hackers think are very real... its just the methods are glamourized... great graphics tho!!

Love Secret Sex God and Password are all no-nos, but another important one... do not spell your name backwards ... thats one that I might check ;-)

dV

P.S. Look for the Anglina nipshot ... can yah find it???
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