History Film / Swordfish

28th Jul '16 7:46:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Gabriel opens the film pondering the potential success of a movie where the hostage taker gets away with everything. He even discusses the story and the mistakes the robbers made in the bank robbery film ''Film/DogDayAfternoon''. During the hostage negotiation, he even orders a plane on a runway. [[spoiler:By the end of the film, he and Ginger come out on top over Stan, their plan a complete success]].


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* GenreSavvy: Gabriel opens the film pondering the potential success of a movie where the hostage taker gets away with everything. He even discusses the story and the mistakes the robbers made in the bank robbery film ''Film/DogDayAfternoon''. During the hostage negotiation, he even orders a plane on a runway. [[spoiler:By the end of the film, he and Ginger come out on top over Stan, their plan a complete success]].
23rd May '16 10:41:48 AM Josef5678
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* DoNotPassGo: Stanley says this to Ginger when she tries to persuade him to come work for Gabriel.
-->'''Stanley:''' You're wasting your time. If I so much as touch a computer I go straight back to Leavenworth. Do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars.
27th Mar '16 1:22:56 PM Mikedem2
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Gabriel/Black Cell's plan to end terrorism is to inflict even worse acts upon the terrorists and their sponsors.
-->'''Gabriel:''' They bomb a church, we bomb ten. They hijack a plane, we take out an airport. They execute American tourists, we tactically nuke an entire city. Our job is to make terrorism so horrific that it becomes unthinkable to attack Americans.
5th Jan '16 1:16:43 PM mephistos
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* DistractedByTheSexy: After Stanley sees Ginger bathing topless, he bumps into a table when he leaves.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: After Stanley sees Ginger bathing topless, he bumps into a table when he leaves. Justified by the fact that [[spoiler: Gabriel analogizes himself to a magician and is really using her as a covert LovelyAssistant]].
14th Nov '15 11:40:23 PM nombretomado
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-->'''RogerEbert''': ''Swordfish looks like the result of a nasty explosion down at the Plot Works. It's skillfully mounted and fitfully intriguing, but weaves such a tangled web that at the end I defy anyone in the audience to explain the exact loyalties and motives of the leading characters.''

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-->'''RogerEbert''': -->'''Creator/RogerEbert''': ''Swordfish looks like the result of a nasty explosion down at the Plot Works. It's skillfully mounted and fitfully intriguing, but weaves such a tangled web that at the end I defy anyone in the audience to explain the exact loyalties and motives of the leading characters.''
31st Oct '15 10:06:47 AM Nevermore2002
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* FreezeFrameBonus: During the blowjob scene, if you watch closely, one line of code Stanley input is a ''comment''. When programming, putting comments is important so you remember what was the purpose of the code and allow other programmers to understand it. However, why on Earth would you take the time to put a comment when someone is about to shoot you in the brain if you don't hack in time?

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* FreezeFrameBonus: During the blowjob scene, if you watch closely, one line of code Stanley input is a ''comment''. When executing a program, all lines of comments are ignored and don't do anything. When programming, putting comments is important so you remember what was the purpose of the your code and allow other programmers to understand it. However, why on Earth would you take the time to put a comment when someone is about to shoot you in the brain if you don't hack in time?fast enough?
31st Oct '15 9:45:07 AM Nevermore2002
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* FreezeFrameBonus: During the blowjob scene, if you watch closely, one line of code Stanley input is a ''comment''. When programming, putting comments is important so you remember what was the purpose of the code and allow other programmers to understand it. However, why on Earth would you take the time to put a comment when someone is about to shoot you in the brain if you don't hack in time?
4th Oct '15 5:55:57 PM SomeRandomBastard
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Background note: The idea for the title of this movie -- although it's not mentioned in the film -- comes from the Creator/MarxBrothers movie ''Animal Crackers'' where one of the brothers is guarding a door, and is told not to let anyone in unless they know the password, [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish which is "swordfish"]].

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Background note: The idea for the title of this movie -- although it's not mentioned in the film -- comes from the Creator/MarxBrothers movie ''Animal Crackers'' ''Film/HorseFeathers'' where one of the brothers is guarding a door, and is told not to let anyone in unless they know the password, [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish which is "swordfish"]].
4th Jan '15 6:13:56 PM Kalaong
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* PlayfulHacker: Stanley Jobson. Arguably {{Deconstructed}} -- he's got the requisite madskillz and moral compass, but this just means TheGovernment is that much more smug when they catch up with him and punish him for his actions: destroying the FBI [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnivore_(software) Carnivore]] program was actually praised by enough of the public to force them to parole him away from computers instead of giving him a prison sentence. But as said parole makes it impossible for him to use his computer skills, he's reduced to welfare, his wife divorces him, and a judge awards the alcoholic with their daughter - and she marries the porn king she works for.

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* PlayfulHacker: Stanley Jobson. Arguably {{Deconstructed}} -- he's got the requisite madskillz and moral compass, but this just means TheGovernment is that much more smug when they catch up with him and punish him for his actions: destroying the FBI [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnivore_(software) Carnivore]] program was actually praised by enough of the public to force them to parole reduce his prison sentence in favor of paroling him away from computers instead of giving him a prison sentence. computers. But as [[LoopholeAbuse said parole parole]] makes it impossible for him to use his computer skills, [[TraumaCongaLine he's reduced to welfare, his wife divorces him, and a judge awards the alcoholic with their daughter - and she marries the porn king she works for.for]].
4th Jan '15 5:48:39 PM Kalaong
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* PoliceBrutality: FBI Agent J.T. Roberts brags to Torvalds that he used to be Secret Service until he shot an uncooperative hacker in the hand. He's also fairly dismissive of the utter cesspit he made of Jobson's life as punishment for sabotaging Carnivore. Oh, and he has a big smile on his face when one of his subordinates hits a fleeing Jobson with his car.
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