Writer: Howard Franklin
Director: Peter Howitt
Release: January 12, 2001
Tagline(s): Truth can be dangerous… Trust can be deadly.
Who’s watching you?
A good idea can get you millions. A great Idea can get you killed.
Trust is not an option.
Producer(s): Keith Addis, David Nicksay, Nick Wechsler
Executive-Producer(s): Ashok Amritraj, Julia Chasman, C.O. Erikson, David Hoberman
Stars/Actors: Ryan Phillippe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Tim Robbins, Douglas McFerran, Richard Roundtree
Music by: Don Davis
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre(s): Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Runtime: 1 hour and 49 minutes
Synopsis: A computer programmer’s dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.
Declassified by Agent Palmer: Antitrust still presents Argument that is Anything but Binary
Quotes and Lines
Gary Winston: “What would you do with a billion dollars Milo? ”
Milo Hoffman: “Mmm I don’t know…”
Gary Winston: “I’ll tell you what you could do. You could take that money and put it back into technology, education and the arts. You can transform culture. I found the opera company, symphony orchestras, museums, theatres, steels… I have donated thousands of computers to schools throughout the country. The question really is, how many of the people you share discoveries with will be altruistic? and how many will make fortunes of your generosity?” Gary
Larry: We don’t take anything seriously, unless it’s on a hard drive.
Caller: How’s it going?
Building 20 Guard: Big night. Switched from tea to coffee. Brought new meaning to my work.
Inspector: [looking for fingerprints on a keyboard] Dust the colon and the backslash key! Only geeks use those keys.