History Film / Hackers

24th Feb '16 8:13:06 AM AFP
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* TheNineties



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Or at least it is when whoever chose the password didn't think things through.
-->'''The Plague''': ''Someone didn't bother reading my carefully prepared memo on commonly-used passwords. Now, then, as I so meticulously pointed out, the four most-used passwords are: love, sex, secret, and... GOD. So, would your holiness care to change her password?''



* ThePowerOfFriendship: Or the power of community, anyway.
--> "You're not good enough to beat me!"
--> "Yeah, maybe I'm not. But ''we'' are, asshole."



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: Or at least it is when whoever chose the password didn't think things through.
-->'''The Plague''': ''Someone didn't bother reading my carefully prepared memo on commonly-used passwords. Now, then, as I so meticulously pointed out, the four most-used passwords are: love, sex, secret, and... GOD. So, would your holiness care to change her password?''
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Or the power of community, anyway.
--> "You're not good enough to beat me!"
--> "Yeah, maybe I'm not. But ''we'' are, asshole."
* TheNineties
18th Feb '16 8:24:39 PM BlackHumor
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* PennyShaving: The MacGuffin is a virus that steals a few cents from every transaction that the Ellingson Mineral Company conducts
4th Feb '16 4:06:04 PM eroock
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* EverythingIsOnline: Including school sprinkler systems.

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* EverythingIsOnline: Including school sprinkler systems.systems and tankers.
11th Oct '15 11:32:11 PM Bleughie
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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Cereal Killer quotes Corinthians to try to get Dade and Kate to set aside their differences:
--> '''Cereal Killer''': When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things!
11th Oct '15 10:56:58 PM NeoSilverThorn
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*** It was TruthInTelevision before the movie even came out, for that matter. Witness Operation Sundevil specifically.
29th Sep '15 11:14:27 AM morenohijazo
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* SkyscraperMessages: The finale has Crash having rigged windows visible from their [[RunningGag Rooftop Swimming Pool]] to read "Crash + Burn", which really impresses Burn that much more.
25th Sep '15 12:06:31 AM NSlayton5
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* BadassBoast: "Mess with the best, die like the rest." With the skills to back it up.



* BadassLongcoat: The Plague works longcoats into his wardrobe constantly, although they're a bit more flamboyant than the usual example.



* {{Foil}}: The Plague, for Crash Override. Dade is an altruist who uses his hacking skills to help others and fight corruption, Plague sells out other hackers to cover his tracks. Dade got probation for a youthful hack that unintentionally caused a seven point drop in the stock market, Plague works for a major mineral and Wall Street company and is intentionally ripping it off. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Dade uses rollerblades, Plague skateboards]].

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* {{Foil}}: The Plague, for Crash Override. Dade is an altruist who uses his hacking skills to help others and fight corruption, Plague sells out other hackers to cover his tracks. Dade got probation for a youthful hack that unintentionally caused a seven point drop in the stock market, Plague works for a major mineral and Wall Street company and is intentionally ripping it off. Plague even reprises Dade's "You talkin' to me?" line in the final duel. Also, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Dade uses rollerblades, Plague skateboards]].



** In universe, the heroes have no idea that Dade (who they think is a talented amateur) is the FamedInStory Zero Cool.



** That said, in the final hacking duel, Dade has to read the full file code to Joey, with roots and slashes and all.
** [[WordOfGod Director Iain Softley]] said the visuals were meant to be metaphorical rather than accurate, trying to capture an LSD-like look for the hacking scenes.



** During the club scene where Crash and Burn go to recruit Razor and Blade, one extra is prominently seen...dressed as a chandelier. Her headwear alone is this trope up to 11.
* IronicEcho: "You talkin' to me?"



** Subverted since [[spoiler: in the final hacking duel, the Plague targets Dade specifically and cuts him off, but Joey is the one who manages to download the garbage file. And then it's Cereal (with the help of Razor and Blade) who expose the Plague's crimes.]]



* ParentsAsPeople: Dade's mom gets a lot of development as her own person, rather than simply "a parent."



** [[LivingADoubleLife Agent Ray thinks it's "cool."]]



** Ahead of the hacker skill contest with Kate, Dade reenacts a computer-themed version of the famous "You talking to me?" speech from Film/TaxiDriver.


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* WaistcoatOfStyle: Part of The Plague's standard attire.
23rd Sep '15 6:44:08 AM MasoTey
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* CreditsGag: Special Agent Richard Gill is listed in the credits as "[[TakeThat Dick Gill."

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* CreditsGag: Special Agent Richard Gill is listed in the credits as "[[TakeThat Dick Gill.Gill]]."



* SmugSnake: The Plague. Oh goodness, The Pleague.

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* SmugSnake: The Plague. Oh goodness, The Pleague.Plague.
23rd Sep '15 1:26:31 AM NSlayton5
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* CreditsGag: Special Agent Richard Gill is listed in the credits as "[[TakeThat Dick Gill."



* TwoPersonPoolParty: How Dade and Kate celebrate their victory.

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* TwoPersonPoolParty: How Dade and Kate celebrate their victory. [[BrickJoke In a pool on a roof.]]
23rd Sep '15 12:27:39 AM NSlayton5
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* BadassBookworm: The hackers. They're not action heroes, but are active, smart, skilled, and ready to fight evil. Kate's even set on going to MIT.
* BeardOfEvil: The Plague.


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* LetsGetDangerous: The four main hackers learn of the scheme, agree to stop The Plague, and kick into gear.


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* SmugSnake: The Plague. Oh goodness, The Pleague.


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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Agents Bob and Ray. Not really bad, since they're secret service agents, but they're definitely antagonists and Bob is definitely a {{Jerkass}}.
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