History Film / TheNet

21st Jun '16 2:54:21 AM foxley
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Devlin's ploy to steal Bennett's disk

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Devlin's ploy to steal Bennett's diskdisk.
* MedicationTampering: Dr. Alan is killed by the movie villains via hacking and [[HollywoodHacking changing both his pharmacy and medical computer records]] giving him lethal doses of medications.
23rd Apr '16 8:04:11 PM Softy
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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: [[spoiler:though it's kept ambiguous how much of Angela's actions the FBI know of in the end, she gets her life back apparently without having to answer for some of the minor things she had to do; fleeing the police, setting off fire drills, etc.]]
** [[spoiler: This is because all that was done by a woman whom the police believe was called 'Ruth Marx' who was conveniently found dead with Devlin at the computer fare. Angela Bennett had switched their names back.]]

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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: [[spoiler:though it's kept ambiguous how much Insurance policy is provided courtesy of Angela's actions the FBI know of film's villains. While Angela commits a few crimes in the end, she gets her quest to her life back apparently without having to answer for some of back, she does so while her identity has been switched with one Ruth Marx -- the minor things she had to do; fleeing the police, setting off fire drills, etc.]]
** [[spoiler: This is because all
Ruth Marx that was done by a woman whom the police believe was called 'Ruth Marx' who was conveniently found [[spoiler:ends up dead along with Jack Devlin at the computer fare. fair.]] Once Angela Bennett had switched their names back.]]undoes the identity swap, it's easy to imagine the police assigning most or all of Angela's criminal acts to Ruth and closing the case.
1st Jan '16 4:46:34 AM DeepRed
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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Jeff Gregg]] engineered all the cyber attacks and made it seem like this was the work of pranksters, in order to get the US Government to [[spoiler: buy his anti-virus software to protect their system. The software was purposely engineered with a backdoor, to make it easy for Gregg to hack in. He could still get in before, but this way is undetectable and easier and he made some money. Whether or not the software was bought he still had the fruits of the initial attack.]]

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* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Jeff Gregg]] engineered all the cyber attacks and made it seem like this was the work of pranksters, in order to get the US Government to [[spoiler: [[WarForFunAndProfit buy his anti-virus software to protect their system.system]]. The software was purposely engineered with a backdoor, to make it easy for Gregg to hack in. He could still get in before, but this way is undetectable and easier and he made some money. Whether or not the software was bought he still had the fruits of the initial attack.]]
10th Nov '15 4:16:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Jeff Gregg]].
** TheHeavy: Devlin.
* BigBrotherIsWatching
* CaptainErsatz: Jeff Gregg for Bill Gates.

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* %%* BigBad: [[spoiler: Jeff Gregg]].
** TheHeavy: Devlin.
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%%* BigBrotherIsWatching
* %%* CaptainErsatz: Jeff Gregg for Bill Gates.



* ConspiracyThriller
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler: Jeff Gregg]]
* TheCracker: The BigBad aka [[spoiler:Jeff Gregg]].

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* %%* ConspiracyThriller
* %%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler: Jeff Gregg]]
* %%* TheCracker: The BigBad aka [[spoiler:Jeff Gregg]].



* EvilBrit: Devlin

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* %%* EvilBrit: Devlin



* FauxAffablyEvil: Devlin.
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]]

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* %%* FauxAffablyEvil: Devlin.
* [[HeKnowsTooMuch She Knows Too Much]] %%* HeKnowsTooMuch



* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Mother]]: [[spoiler: almost]].

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* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Mother]]: %%* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: almost]].



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Jack '''Devlin'''.

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* %%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Jack '''Devlin'''.



* ProfessionalKiller: [[spoiler: Jack Devlin]]

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* %%* ProfessionalKiller: [[spoiler: Jack Devlin]]



* WesternTerrorists: The Praetorians

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* %%* WesternTerrorists: The Praetorians
6th Nov '15 4:21:58 PM Menshevik
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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunter: Inverted, as Angela spends most of the film on the run, avoiding attempts to kill her and trying to find out who is out to get her and why. She finally turns the tables in the last act.

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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunter: TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Inverted, as Angela spends most of the film on the run, avoiding attempts to kill her and trying to find out who is out to get her and why. She finally turns the tables in the last act.
6th Nov '15 4:19:27 PM Menshevik
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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunter: Inverted, as Angela spends most of the film on the run, avoiding attempts to kill her and trying to find out who is out to get her and why. She finally turns the tables in the last act.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The film belongs firmly to that brief era when the Internet was brand new, and some people were terrified that it could bring down society.
8th Jan '15 6:38:43 AM Andre
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** Likely invoked here by Angela's friend who sent her the disk, so she could remember what disk had the virus on it.
1st Aug '14 1:33:46 AM quillers
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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: [[spoiler:though it's kept ambiguous how much of Angela's actions the FBI know of in the end, she gets her life back apparently without having to answer for some of the minor things she had to do; fleeing the police, setting off fire drills, etc.]][[spoiler: This is because all that was done by a woman whom the police believe was called 'Ruth Marx' who was conveniently found dead with Devlin at the computer fare. Angela Bennett had switched their names back.]]

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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: [[spoiler:though it's kept ambiguous how much of Angela's actions the FBI know of in the end, she gets her life back apparently without having to answer for some of the minor things she had to do; fleeing the police, setting off fire drills, etc.]][[spoiler: ]]
**[[spoiler:
This is because all that was done by a woman whom the police believe was called 'Ruth Marx' who was conveniently found dead with Devlin at the computer fare. Angela Bennett had switched their names back.]]
1st Aug '14 1:33:14 AM quillers
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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: [[spoiler:though it's kept ambiguous how much of Angela's actions the FBI know of in the end, she gets her life back apparently without having to answer for some of the minor things she had to do; fleeing the police, setting off fire drills, etc.]]

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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: [[spoiler:though it's kept ambiguous how much of Angela's actions the FBI know of in the end, she gets her life back apparently without having to answer for some of the minor things she had to do; fleeing the police, setting off fire drills, etc.]][[spoiler: This is because all that was done by a woman whom the police believe was called 'Ruth Marx' who was conveniently found dead with Devlin at the computer fare. Angela Bennett had switched their names back.]]
21st Jul '14 12:54:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* NewMediaAreEvil: The film was largely composed of hysterical hand-wringing over how easy computers and the Internet supposedly make it for one's identity to be "deleted" by "hackers". Apparently, it took place in a world where no one carries a driver's license, and everyone's brain is online with the security of Wikipedia.

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* NewMediaAreEvil: The film was largely composed of hysterical hand-wringing over how easy computers is a reaction to the dawning Information Age, and attempts to make the Internet supposedly make it for one's identity to be "deleted" by "hackers". Apparently, it took place in a world where no one carries a driver's license, seem all-powerful and everyone's brain is online with the security of Wikipedia.scary.
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