History Film / Swordfish

24th Dec '17 1:20:18 AM erforce
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''Swordfish'' is a 2001 hacker film directed by Dominic Sena, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and ''Film/XMen'' 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/XMen'' ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' actors Creator/HughJackman and Creator/HalleBerry (and future X-actor, Vinnie Jones). Creator/DreaDeMatteo briefly stars as Stanley's ex-wife.
6th Dec '17 8:50:41 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* HollywoodHacking: The writers were aware of it; the dialogue describing the actual hacking is pure technobabble that any computer expert would call CriticalResearchFailure immediately.
** The "hacking" shown in the beginning is nothing more than a linux file directory being shown scrolling over and over again.
* IdiotBall: The police hold this at the start/near-end of the film. They shoot one of the hostage-takers to rescue a hostage in the middle of negotiations with the leader. Never mind that so blatantly rescuing just one hostage would be liable to provoke the others to start killing, regardless of the negotiations currently going on, she's quite obviously ''got a bomb strapped to her''. Even if they didn't know what the bomb is capable of, that's reason enough not to act so recklessly. [[StuffBlowingUp The predictable happens]].

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* HollywoodHacking: The writers were aware of it; the dialogue describing the actual hacking is pure technobabble that any computer expert would call CriticalResearchFailure immediately.
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technobabble. The "hacking" shown in the beginning is nothing more than a linux file directory being shown scrolling over and over again.
* IdiotBall: The police hold this at the start/near-end of the film. They shoot one of the hostage-takers to rescue a hostage in the middle of negotiations with the leader. Never mind that so blatantly rescuing just one hostage would be liable to provoke the others to start killing, regardless of the negotiations currently going on, she's quite obviously ''got a bomb strapped to her''. Even if they didn't know what the bomb is capable of, that's reason enough not to act so recklessly. [[StuffBlowingUp The predictable happens]].
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5th Dec '17 8:56:01 PM Sumatris
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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: Gabriel reveals to Stanley early on that the $9.5 billion he intends to steal started out as a mere $400 million government slush fund that accrued interest over a runtime of 15 years. Growth like that would require interest rates of roughly 24%, which was (and still is) virtually impossible to get with any sort of investment any government would probably opt for.
5th Dec '17 8:38:49 PM Sumatris
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* LadyInRed: Ginger's first scene, and also Stanley's first encounter with her, has her in a sexy red dress with a very short skirt. Predictably, it leads to some very intense MaleGaze both InUniverse and out.
26th Sep '17 12:47:11 PM AlexHoskins
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* AntiHero: Gabriel is the [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous type]], crossed with a helping of [[{{Eagleland}} America-centric]] WellIntentionedExtremist (by his lights, anyway).

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* AntiHero: Gabriel Stanley Jobson is the [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous type]], crossed with a helping of [[{{Eagleland}} America-centric]] WellIntentionedExtremist (by type]]. He helps Gabriel steal money from the government in his lights, anyway).intention to run his vigilante counter-terrorism unit.
26th Sep '17 12:31:32 PM AlexHoskins
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* AffablyEvil: Gabriel is this, crossed with a helping of [[{{Eagleland}} America-centric]] WellIntentionedExtremist (by his lights, anyway).

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* AffablyEvil: AntiHero: Gabriel is this, the [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous type]], crossed with a helping of [[{{Eagleland}} America-centric]] WellIntentionedExtremist (by his lights, anyway).
2nd Aug '17 7:04:30 AM StFan
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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.

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''Swordfish'' is a 2001 hacker film directed by Dominic Sena, starring Creator/JohnTravolta and ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' 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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!!This film !!''Swordfish'' provides examples of:
23rd May '17 8:56:21 AM Mikedem2
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-->'''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.

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-->'''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 ''unthinkable'' to attack Americans.
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.
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