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Takedown/Track Down is really an incredible action movie, especially if you like Kevin Mitnick or hacker/tech movies. The cons, in my opinion, is the stuff the director,screenwriters, etc made up. There's a long list of made up stuff like Contempt (Mitnick really copied the NokiTel code and other secret software like the Berkeley Packet Sniffer developed for the military to go onto a Unix system without needing a reboot to work), confrontation with Tsutumo near his Seattle apartment and other inaccuracies. It could have been more widely accepted without the inaccuracies, especially from Mitnick, himself, who boycotted the film and sued because of the inaccuracies. If you can slide the inaccuracies to the side, it really has some outstanding qualities. Real and cool hacking scenes which I wish the movie Hackers had. The big hacking scene where Mitnick does the first ever public IP Spoof hack on Tsutumo's work and home computers is one of the coolest scenes of the movie, it's really a work of art! The sped up effects, eerie music of Ulrich typing on the keyboard and accessing the system, top notch! The music is really quite good, a mix of ambience, alternative rock, it's just too bad they didn't release a soundtrack for this movie ..yet. I have made a fan version of the soundtrack that I'm still working on getting together all the songs. [...] if you can contribute any of the rarer ambient songs in the movie. Enjoy this great movie!
Watch for the real Tsutomu Shimomura in the scene where the actor portraying him is speaking at a conference--he's sitting next to Donal Logue (the Lewis DePayne, er, Alex Lowe character), who is giving Shimomura a hard time (as the real Shimomura laughs).
It is amusing that one of the best scenes in the movie (in the strip club where Lowe and Mitnick are meeting with an "Agent Steal"-like character named Icebreaker) comes out of Jonathan Littman's _The Fugitive Game_ rather than the Shimomura and Markoff book. Littman filed a copyright infringement suit over it, according to Kevin Poulsen's review of the DVD on The Register (Feb. 13, 2001).
As the film begins, Kevin Mitnick (Skeet Ulrich) is on probation for unspecified computer crimes, and his friend Alex Lowe (Donal Logue) is trying to convince him to give up hacking. But Mitnick is a compulsive hacker. An FBI informant tries to impress him with information about a service that would allow Kevin to access FBI wiretaps, a ploy that backfires when Kevin acquires access and listens to the informant and his FBI handler. Then the film skips 2 years. Kevin is now targeting a computer security expert named Tsutomu Shimomura (Russell Wong), ostensibly provoked by Shimomura's testimony before Congress. Kevin threatens Shimomura over the phone, denies him access to his work computer system, and deletes and steals a large encrypted file.Read more ›
I recomend it for perople who really like the type... go for it...
I (and hackers out there) would not recommend this to a movie watcher or computer enthusiasts.
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First I apologize for having given this a 4 star rating at one time on another site. I was ignorant of the real facts behind the story of Kevin Mitnick. Read morePublished on March 9, 2014 by irishgaels
I HAVE READ AND SEEN A LOT OF THE STUFF ON KEVIN AND ENJOYED THIS MOVIE. NOW I JUST NEED TO GET FREEDOM DOWNTIME.Published on July 14, 2013 by DEVLIN KIRCHMAN
I really loved a lot this item, I hope you keep up selling item with high quality. Thanks you so much.Published on July 3, 2013 by Matingu Blessed Bimbi
It had a lot of fiction. Didn't go with the facts. Strictly for entertainment I guess. Just what Mitnick said lots of lies about himPublished on May 30, 2013 by Jim
I expected less from a movie that I'd never heard of. It tells the Kevin Mitnick story without being a documentary. A little over the top at times but not bad.Published on April 18, 2013 by VaBchGeek
i like movies concerning computers and hacking,but this movie did not do it for me.nothing like sneakers or hackers.it is based on a true story,but moves a little too slow for me.Published on December 5, 2012 by thunderunner
I know this is an older film, but it's very enjoyable. I hadn't seen it until today. Well done cat and mouse, tech drama, that is sympathetic to Kevin Mitnick. Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by Damian P. Gadal
I am glad that Amazon is not selling this movie directly and relieved that I didn't have to pay for it (saw it on Netflix). Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Word Nerd
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