Rated: PG-13 Reviewed by: Frank Release date: September 15, 1995 Released by: United Artists
Screenwriter Rafael Moreau and director Ian Softley choose to make a silly adolescent formula flicks with little character development and a no-brain story when they could have made an interesting challenging film like The Net.
Producers of films about teens should look at Clueless with a bright and witty script as a model. Moreau and Softley don't have a clue how to make a decent film.
Dade Murphy (Jonny Lee Miller) has an F.B.I. record at 11 years old because he hacked his way into 1,507 Wall Street computers creating financial chaos. At 18 he is allowed back into cyber space. When he moves to New York City he tries in with other hackers to thwart Eugene a.k.a. The Plague (Fisher Stevens) who, as a master hacker, threatens to flood the world's oceans with oil if his bribe request is not paid. In reality, he is slowly stealing $25 million through hacking.
Murphy joins with Angelina Jolie (Kate Libby, the daughter of actor John Voight) and other stereo typical teen characters who escape blame for the bribe attempt by exposing the evil Plague.
The film is irritating and has little that is worth watching