History Film / Swordfish

21st Feb '17 8:36:44 PM Mdumas43073
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The plot revolves around Stanley Jobson, a paroled hacker who is drawn into a complicated Travoltian GambitRoulette by Gabriel Shear and his beautiful assistant Ginger. Stanley, in desperate need of money to gain custody of his daughter, agrees to help Gabriel steal money from the government to run his vigilante counter-terrorism unit.

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The plot revolves around Stanley Jobson, Jobson (Jackman), a paroled hacker who is drawn into a complicated Travoltian GambitRoulette by Gabriel Shear (Travolta) and his beautiful assistant Ginger.Ginger (Berry). Stanley, in desperate need of money to gain custody of his daughter, agrees to help Gabriel steal money from the government to run his vigilante counter-terrorism unit.
21st Feb '17 8:35:59 PM Mdumas43073
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''Swordfish'' is a hacker film starring Creator/JohnTravolta and ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' actors Creator/HughJackman and Creator/HalleBerry (and future X-actor, Vinnie Jones). Creator/DreaDeMatteo briefly stars as Stanley's ex-wife.

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''Swordfish'' is a 2001 hacker film directed by Dominic Sena, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' actors Creator/HughJackman and Creator/HalleBerry (and future X-actor, Vinnie Jones). Creator/DreaDeMatteo briefly stars as Stanley's ex-wife.
31st Oct '16 1:53:12 PM Tropershaped
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**A copy of Creator/WilliamGibson's '''''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''''' is on the floor of Holly's room.
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?
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