History Film / Antitrust

11th Jan '16 8:27:33 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Antitrust''''' is a 2001 {{thriller}} starring Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Creator/RachaelLeighCook, and Claire Forlani. Milo Hoffman (Phillippe) is a young programmer from Silicon Valley whose talents earn him the notice of the [[TheOtherRainforest Portland]]-based software corporation [[{{Expy}} NURV]], run by billionaire philanthropist [[SignificantMonogram Gary Winston]] (Robbins). Winston wants Milo to help him develop a new system called Synapse, which will link all the world's computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices via satellite. While at NURV, he starts falling for a young programmer named Lisa (Cook), which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that [[LoveTriangle he already has a girlfriend]] in Alice (Forlani). However, after his programmer buddy Teddy is murdered, Milo starts to uncover evidence that NURV may have been behind it... and the murder of countless other programmers in order to steal their work and claim it as their own. Out of a mix of duty to his dead friend and disgust at his employers, Milo sets out to destroy NURV from within and [[InformationWantsToBeFree give Synapse to the people]]... unless NURV stops him first and claims him as their next victim.

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'''''Antitrust''''' ''Antitrust'' is a 2001 {{thriller}} starring Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Creator/RachaelLeighCook, and Claire Forlani. Milo Hoffman (Phillippe) is a young programmer from Silicon Valley whose talents earn him the notice of the [[TheOtherRainforest Portland]]-based software corporation [[{{Expy}} NURV]], run by billionaire philanthropist [[SignificantMonogram Gary Winston]] (Robbins). Winston wants Milo to help him develop a new system called Synapse, which will link all the world's computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices via satellite. While at NURV, he starts falling for a young programmer named Lisa (Cook), which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that [[LoveTriangle he already has a girlfriend]] in Alice (Forlani). However, after his programmer buddy Teddy is murdered, Milo starts to uncover evidence that NURV may have been behind it... and the murder of countless other programmers in order to steal their work and claim it as their own. Out of a mix of duty to his dead friend and disgust at his employers, Milo sets out to destroy NURV from within and [[InformationWantsToBeFree give Synapse to the people]]... unless NURV stops him first and claims him as their next victim.
12th Nov '15 5:29:54 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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''Antitrust'' is a 2001 {{thriller}} starring Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Creator/RachaelLeighCook and Claire Forlani. Milo Hoffman (Phillippe) is a young programmer from Silicon Valley whose talents earn him the notice of the [[TheOtherRainforest Portland]]-based software corporation [[{{Expy}} NURV]], run by billionaire philanthropist [[SignificantMonogram Gary Winston]] (Robbins). Winston wants Milo to help him develop a new system called Synapse, which will link all the world's computers, cell phones and other electronic devices via satellite. While at NURV, he starts falling for a young programmer named Lisa (Cook), which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that [[LoveTriangle he already has a girlfriend]] in Alice (Forlani). However, after his programmer buddy Teddy is murdered, Milo starts to uncover evidence that NURV may have been behind it... and the murder of countless other programmers in order to steal their work and claim it as their own. Out of a mix of duty to his dead friend and disgust at his employers, Milo sets out to destroy NURV from within and [[InformationWantsToBeFree give Synapse to the people]]... unless NURV stops him first and claims him as their next victim.

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''Antitrust'' '''''Antitrust''''' is a 2001 {{thriller}} starring Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Creator/RachaelLeighCook Creator/RachaelLeighCook, and Claire Forlani. Milo Hoffman (Phillippe) is a young programmer from Silicon Valley whose talents earn him the notice of the [[TheOtherRainforest Portland]]-based software corporation [[{{Expy}} NURV]], run by billionaire philanthropist [[SignificantMonogram Gary Winston]] (Robbins). Winston wants Milo to help him develop a new system called Synapse, which will link all the world's computers, cell phones phones, and other electronic devices via satellite. While at NURV, he starts falling for a young programmer named Lisa (Cook), which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that [[LoveTriangle he already has a girlfriend]] in Alice (Forlani). However, after his programmer buddy Teddy is murdered, Milo starts to uncover evidence that NURV may have been behind it... and the murder of countless other programmers in order to steal their work and claim it as their own. Out of a mix of duty to his dead friend and disgust at his employers, Milo sets out to destroy NURV from within and [[InformationWantsToBeFree give Synapse to the people]]... unless NURV stops him first and claims him as their next victim.



* AbusiveParents: Lisa was molested by her stepfather when she was a child.



* Main/CantStopTheSignal: Milo uses the code Winston has created to display the code Winston cobbled together from the work of the programmers he killed.

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* Main/CantStopTheSignal: CantStopTheSignal: Milo uses the code Winston has created to display the code Winston cobbled together from the work of the programmers he killed.



* Main/FourEyesZeroSoul: Again Winston.

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* Main/FourEyesZeroSoul: Again FourEyesZeroSoul: Again, Winston.



* MagicalDatabase: ZigZaggedTrope: NURV has a MagicalDatabase for its employees that provides Milo with conclusive proof that [[spoiler: NURV was behind Teddy's murder and that he absolutely cannot trust anybody, not even the Department of Justice or his girlfriend]]. On the other hand, it requires him to infiltrate [[spoiler: the NURV daycare center and Building 21]] and hack the computers, including running a file restoration function on [[spoiler: the video of Teddy's murder]].

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* MagicalDatabase: ZigZaggedTrope: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]]. NURV has a MagicalDatabase one for its employees that employees, which provides Milo with conclusive proof that [[spoiler: NURV was behind Teddy's murder and that he absolutely cannot trust anybody, not even the Department of Justice or [[spoiler:or his girlfriend]]. On the other hand, it requires him to personally infiltrate [[spoiler: the NURV daycare center and Building 21]] 21 and hack the computers, including running a file restoration function on [[spoiler: the video of Teddy's murder]].murder.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Invoked by NURV, who hired a pair of racist thugs to kill Teddy. They were banking on the "hate crime" angle to [[RedHerring throw off any attention from their involvement]].

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Invoked by NURV, who hired frame a pair of racist thugs to kill for the murder of Teddy. They were banking on the "hate crime" angle to [[RedHerring throw off any attention from their involvement]]. Milo also speculates that, should NURV need to eliminate Lisa, they'll do the same with her, framing her abusive stepfather for her death.



* ShownTheirWork: The filmmakers consulted Linux professionals in order to get their representation of the technology and culture right, used the GNOME desktop/GUI, and even scored cameos from Miguel de Icaza and Scott [=McNealy=].


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* RapeAsBackstory: Lisa. See AbusiveParents above.
* ShownTheirWork: The filmmakers consulted Linux professionals in order to get their representation of the technology and culture right, used the GNOME desktop/GUI, and even scored cameos from Miguel de Icaza and Scott [=McNealy=].
27th Oct '15 12:51:42 PM JCCyC
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
28th Apr '15 12:17:42 PM gamemanj
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* Can't Stop the Signal: Milo uses the code Winston has created to display the code Winston cobbled together from the work of the programmers he killed.

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* Can't Stop the Signal: Main/CantStopTheSignal: Milo uses the code Winston has created to display the code Winston cobbled together from the work of the programmers he killed.
11th Dec '14 8:02:53 PM PanTrimtab
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* Can't Stop the Signal: Milo uses the code Winston has created to display the code Winston cobbled together from the work of the programmers he killed.
27th Oct '14 11:28:00 AM marcoasalazarm
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* AffablyEvil: Winston. If he wasn't a hack and making his employees spy on and kill people to maintain his company's superiority, he probably would be a cool boss.
16th Oct '14 12:24:13 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HiddenInPlainSight: The hard drive of "Cerebellum", NURV's MagicalDatabase, is located on the headquarters' daycare center. They even go the extra mile by being incredibly secretive about Building 21 (which is really just an uplink electronics building that is running behind) so people will try to infiltrate ''that'' and be disappointed at what they find.

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* HiddenInPlainSight: The hard drive of "Cerebellum", NURV's MagicalDatabase, is located on the headquarters' daycare center. They even go the extra mile by being incredibly secretive about Building 21 (which is really just an uplink electronics building that is running behind) behind schedule in construction) so people will try to infiltrate ''that'' and be disappointed at what they find.
16th Oct '14 12:23:34 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HiddenInPlainSight: The hard drive of "Cerebellum", NURV's MagicalDatabase, is located on the headquarters' daycare center.

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* HiddenInPlainSight: The hard drive of "Cerebellum", NURV's MagicalDatabase, is located on the headquarters' daycare center. They even go the extra mile by being incredibly secretive about Building 21 (which is really just an uplink electronics building that is running behind) so people will try to infiltrate ''that'' and be disappointed at what they find.
16th Oct '14 12:18:36 PM marcoasalazarm
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* FunWithAcronyms: NURV (Never Underestimate Radical Vision).
16th Oct '14 12:15:45 PM marcoasalazarm
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* PullingTheString: The first conclusive first piece of evidence Milo has that Winston is nothing more than a murderous hack is that the day right after Teddy is bludgeoned to death by his goons, Winston approaches Milo with a "solution" to a problem Synapse is having... the same solution and same code that Teddy was working on, and told Milo the last time they spoke, a few hours earlier.

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* PullingTheString: PullTheThread: The first conclusive first piece of evidence Milo has that Winston is nothing more than a murderous hack is that the day right after Teddy is bludgeoned to death by his goons, Winston approaches Milo with a "solution" to a problem Synapse is having... the same solution and same code that Teddy was working on, and told Milo the last time they spoke, a few hours earlier.
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