Hackers [Blu-ray] [1995]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

Special Features


  • The keyboard cowboys: a look back at Hackers
  • Brand-new interviews with director Iain Softley, cast members Fisher Stevens, Matthew Lillard and Penn Jillette, costume designer Roger Burton, visual effects artist Peter Chiang, hacking consultants Nicholas Jarecki and Emmanuel Goldstein and film critic Mark Kermode!
  • Original trailer

Synopsis


Hackers
In this high-tech thriller, Dade Murphy (Jonny Lee Miller) has been fascinated with computers all his life; at the age of 11, he was able to break into the computer network of several top Wall Street investment and banking firms, and he nearly caused a major stock market crash in the process. As punishment, Dade was forbidden to use a computer until his 18th birthday, but now that he's of age, he's diving back into his PC head first. Dade meets up with a group of fellow hackers: tough-talking cyber gamer Kate, aka Acid Burn (Angelina Jolie), junior hacker Jesse Bradford, born prankster Cereal Killer (Matthew Lillard), Nikon (Lawrence Mason), named for his photographic memory, and telephone expert Phantom Phreak (Renoly Santiago). Dade and his pals aren't out to destroy systems or do cybercrime for profit; they simply want to know more about the systems they encounter, and they like raising some good-natured havoc. But in their travels through cyberspace, they discover The Plague (Fisher Stevens), a former hacker turned computer security expert with a huge multinational corporation. The Plague has not only done the unthinkable and gone into anti-hacker enforcement, he's secretly allied himself with a group of criminals and is using his expertise to drain funds from corporate bank accounts and transfer them to himself and his mistress, Margo (Lorraine Bracco). The Plague is also smart enough to leave clues that would lead investigators to someone else -- in this case, Dade and his friends -- and has a secret weapon at his disposal, a computer virus that could wipe out the entire world wide web in a matter of minutes. Several sequences for Hackers were shot at New York City's Stuyvesant High School, where coincidentally several months after filming, several students were arrested by F.B.I. agents for their involvement in computer hacking. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jonny Lee Miller
    Jonny Lee Miller - Dade Murphy/Crash Override/Zero Cool
  • Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie - Kate/Acid Burn
  • Jesse Bradford
    Jesse Bradford - Joey
  • Matthew Lillard
    Matthew Lillard - Emmanuel Goldstein, "Cereal Killer"
  • Renoly Santiago
    Renoly Santiago - Phantom Phreak



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Classic

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    HALgonewild
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    This is an excellent 90's movie as there are few hacking themed movies that have been put out by the film industry. It sensationalizes hacking, though it is not an accurate portrayal of it. The beauty of the movie is it can spark the imagination and spur the interest to learn about coding and all things computer related. Its just a cool movie to watch and enjoy. As far as the Blu-ray transfer quality goes it seems to be an excellent transfer as the resolution looks good. It's been a long wait for this movie to appear on Blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie and great transfer by ShoutFactory

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    Schatze
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    This has always been one of my favorite movies and so buying it on Blu-ray was something I always wanted to do. I am not going to review the movie itself, which I could watch over and over again and never get tired of it. The most important thing here is that Shout Factory did a great job transferring it to Blu-ray. It is noticeably better than the DVD and the supplemental materials they added of interviews with the original cast was well worth the additional money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crash[Override] & [Acid]Burn

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    fstcvc
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    One of my all time favorite movies that got me interested in computers and coding in the mid 90's. This was a movie that had many upcoming stars and is a must see! Great video and audio quality/transfer to Blu-ray, can finally get rid of my DVD copy! HACK THE PLANET!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie about old school computing

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    Moviebuff1000
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    I used to watch this as a kid and it finally came out on blu ray. Angelina Jolie is great in this movie. Being a classic it has actors early on in their careers and this doesn't disappoint. Easily worth the money to have in your collection

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Movie Drove a Generation

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    WashTrauma
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    Not one to miss. Movies like this, Empire Records and SLC Punk drove our generation of Cult Classics yet you can't buy any of them in stores. I miss the days of going to the store and finding movies I couldn't believe I didn't own. What a shame.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HIGH INTESITY RATING

    Posted
    Frsandstone

    Great movie! Very very interesting. I am very into computers myself, and i really enjoyed this movie. Although a tad bit unrealistic during parts when they are searching for files, it was still a fantastic movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must See Movie

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    Robert
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    This is on my list of must see movies and was glad it finally got on Blu-Ray. The picture is good and the movie is just as good as I remember I'm glad I got it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good all around

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    Vassago
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    The transfer looks very good. The extras are impressive. Overall it will get me hacking again with my Apple IIe and powerglove.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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