History Film / TheNet

24th May '18 7:17:17 PM marcoasalazarm
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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Devlin's demise, crashing with the roller cage of a forklift a couple of floors down like a sack of flour. Ouch.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Undersecretary of Defense Michael Bergstrom, when told that he has AIDS. [[spoiler: His medical records were changed to make it look like he did.]]

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Devlin's [[spoiler:Devlin's demise, crashing with the roller cage of a forklift a couple of floors down like a sack of flour. Ouch.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Undersecretary of Defense Michael Bergstrom, when told that he has AIDS. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His medical records were changed to make it look like he did.]]



* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:The FBIAgent friend Dr. Champion mentions early in the film turns out to be a Praetorian plant (if he ''was'' the man Champion was talking about to begin with). Angela goes from hopeful to despairing to full-on furious within the space of a few (unnecessary) repeats of him asking "did you made a copy of the disk?".]]



* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: Almost. Angela is pretty sure that her mother will be exploited as bait, so she begs Dr. Champion to put her somewhere safe. He does, and even if Devlin makes it clear that she can be found eventually, he and Ruth and the rest of the conspiracy are killed or otherwise disabled before they are able to]].

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* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: Almost.[[spoiler:Almost. Angela is pretty sure that her mother will be exploited as bait, so she begs Dr. Champion to put her somewhere safe. He does, and even if Devlin makes it clear that she can be found eventually, he and Ruth and the rest of the conspiracy are killed or otherwise disabled before they are able to]].
21st Mar '18 8:54:19 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BigBrotherIsWatching: The (then-) new version of it, [[NewMediaIsEvil where Internet means]] EverythingIsOnline, is the central concept of the film.

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* BigBrotherIsWatching: The (then-) new version of it, [[NewMediaIsEvil [[NewMediaAreEvil where Internet means]] EverythingIsOnline, is the central concept of the film.
21st Mar '18 8:53:41 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* BigBrotherIsWatching

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%%* BigBrotherIsWatching* BigBrotherIsWatching: The (then-) new version of it, [[NewMediaIsEvil where Internet means]] EverythingIsOnline, is the central concept of the film.



%%* ConspiracyThriller
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler: Jeff Gregg]]
%%* TheCracker: The BigBad aka [[spoiler:Jeff Gregg]].
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Devlin's demise.]]

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%%* ConspiracyThriller
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* ConspiracyThriller: Exploiting the brand-new ParanoiaFuel of TheNineties -- the Internet!
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CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler: Jeff Gregg]]
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Gregg. He wants control over everything and has created Gatekeeper with a deliberate backdoor for his conspiracy to exploit, as well as orchestrated a situation that will hopefully make people buy his program.]]
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TheCracker: The BigBad aka [[spoiler:Jeff Gregg]].
Gregg, leader of the Praetorians]].
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Devlin's demise.demise, crashing with the roller cage of a forklift a couple of floors down like a sack of flour. Ouch.]]



%%* EvilBrit: Devlin

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%%* * EvilBrit: DevlinDevlin. A purely remorseless assassin.



%%* FauxAffablyEvil: Devlin.

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%%* * FauxAffablyEvil: Devlin. He keeps treating Angela like a lover even after it's been made clear he will kill her without batting an eye.



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

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%%* * NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Jack '''Devlin'''.'''Devlin''' is not really a man you want to meet, especially if you're the person he's been hired to kill.



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

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%%* * ProfessionalKiller: [[spoiler: Jack Devlin]]Devlin is an assassin working for the Praetorians and Gregg.]]


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* RageBreakingPoint: [[spoiler:When the FBIAgent that is a friend of Champion unmasks himself as a Praetorian plant because he keeps insisting on asking Angela whether or not she copied the disk (after she already told him it's been destroyed) Angela has finally had enough and after a short rant about how she's fed up she struggles for control of the car with him, making them crash and killing him, and then runs off to search a way to destroy the conspiracy.]]
21st Mar '18 8:38:56 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* BigBad: [[spoiler: Jeff Gregg]].

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%%* * BigBad: [[spoiler: Jeff Gregg]].Gregg, the CorruptCorporateExecutive that orchestrates web attacks to make people buy his backdoor-enabling program]].



%%* CaptainErsatz: Jeff Gregg for Bill Gates.

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%%* * CaptainErsatz: Jeff Gregg for Bill Gates.Gates, [[spoiler:down to the fear of his programs enabling him to hack everything in the world]].



%%* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: Almost]].

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%%* * IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: Almost]].Almost. Angela is pretty sure that her mother will be exploited as bait, so she begs Dr. Champion to put her somewhere safe. He does, and even if Devlin makes it clear that she can be found eventually, he and Ruth and the rest of the conspiracy are killed or otherwise disabled before they are able to]].



%%* WesternTerrorists: The Praetorians

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%%* * WesternTerrorists: The PraetoriansPraetorians are crazy hackers that destroy things for the hell of it.
21st Mar '18 8:28:14 PM Fireblood
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* ChekhovsGun: the disk containing the virus [[spoiler:used to bring down Gatekeeper]].

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* ChekhovsGun: the The disk containing the virus [[spoiler:used to bring down Gatekeeper]].



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: a computer disk with a virus is colored red.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: a A computer disk with a virus is colored red.



%%* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: almost]].

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%%* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler: almost]].Almost]].



* LonersAreFreaks: Angela Bennett exemplifies the idea of computers and the Internet facilitating the lifestyle of extreme reclusiveness. Her mostly solitary existence might have been a bit too solitary, to the point where her neighbour can't even vouch that she ''existed''.

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* LonersAreFreaks: Angela Bennett exemplifies the idea of computers and the Internet facilitating the lifestyle of extreme reclusiveness. Her mostly solitary existence might have been a bit too solitary, to the point where her neighbour neighbor can't even vouch that she ''existed''.



* 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.

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* MedicationTampering: Dr. Alan is killed by the movie villains via hacking and [[HollywoodHacking changing both his pharmacy and medical computer records]] giving records]], causing him to receive lethal doses of medications.



* NonIndicativeName: Dr Alan Champion. [[spoiler: he dies from insulin poisoning]].

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* NonIndicativeName: Dr Alan Champion. [[spoiler: he He dies from insulin poisoning]].



* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Insurance policy is provided courtesy of the film's villains. While Angela commits a few crimes in her quest to her life back, she does so while her identity has been switched with one Ruth Marx -- the Ruth Marx that [[spoiler:ends up dead along with Jack Devlin at the computer fair.]] Once Angela 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.

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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: Insurance An insurance policy is provided courtesy of the film's villains. While Angela commits a few crimes in her quest to her life back, she does so while her identity has been switched with one Ruth Marx -- the Ruth Marx that [[spoiler:ends up dead along with Jack Devlin at the computer fair.]] Once Angela 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.
21st Mar '18 8:23:15 PM Fireblood
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A ''[[Series/TheFugitive Fugitive]]''-esuqe spin-off TV series in the USA was created, which turns the plot of the film into an episodic narrative pitting runaway Angela against the Praetorians, a cyber-terrorist organization that makes her a target of the FBI by swapping her identity with one the top 10 Most Wanted List. A DirectToVideo sequel (in actuality the same premise under different circumstances), ''The Net 2.0'', was made in 2006, about a female computer analyst who gets her identity stolen while in Instanbul.

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A ''[[Series/TheFugitive Fugitive]]''-esuqe spin-off TV series in the USA was created, which turns the plot of the film into an episodic narrative pitting runaway Angela against the Praetorians, a cyber-terrorist organization that makes her a target of the FBI by swapping her identity with one of the top 10 Most Wanted List. A DirectToVideo sequel (in actuality the same premise under different circumstances), ''The Net 2.0'', was made in 2006, about a female computer analyst who gets her identity stolen while in Instanbul.
Istanbul.



* ActionSurvivor: crosses over into ActionGirl towards the end, but for the most part Angela is flung into the mayhem and caught unawares.

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* ActionSurvivor: crosses Crosses over into ActionGirl towards the end, but for the most part Angela is flung into the mayhem and caught unawares.
11th Mar '18 10:57:16 AM JamesAustin
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* FanService: What else do you call Sandra Bullock in a black bikini, lounging on a beach?

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* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: What else do you call Sandra Bullock (not one known for doing this, mind you!) in a black bikini, lounging on a beach?
29th Oct '17 11:29:55 PM DrOO7
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* AdultFear: Alan dies due to a medical error. Even worse, it's not because of an error or negligence on a doctor or nurse's part, it's because the bad guys have tampered with hospital records to list him as a diabetic, leading the nurse to give him a dose of insulin that she genuinely thought he needed, but in a normal person, was fatal.



%%* HeKnowsTooMuch

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%%* HeKnowsTooMuch* HeKnowsTooMuch: Angela and her friend killed early in the film. The worst part is, neither of them even realize it until things go to hell.
2nd Mar '17 2:33:45 PM CaptainCrawdad
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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.
22nd Feb '17 6:44:00 PM Kalaong
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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Angela emails the FBI, blowing the lid on the conspiracy. Devlin hacks the FBI to get rid of the email, inadvertently triggering the virus that brings down Gatekeeper.]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Angela emails the FBI, blowing the lid on off the conspiracy. conspiracy, so Devlin hacks the FBI to get rid of the email, inadvertently triggering email. Knowing he would do this, Angela puts a disk in the computer containing a virus that brings down she found early in the movie, which Devlin triggers when he hacks the FBI, destroying all elements of Gatekeeper.]]
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