History Film / TheNet

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.]]
11th Jan '17 1:09:03 PM Mdumas43073
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11th Jan '17 1:08:18 PM Mdumas43073
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Bullock plays Angela Bennett, an unassuming, nerdy computer analyst and reclusive loner who works from home, helping her company debug games and other software. She becomes embroiled in an intricate conspiracy when her co-worker sends her a disk of security software called "Gatekeeper", containing a secret backdoor into various government agencies, hospitals and any computer system Gatekeeper supposedly protects. This makes Angela a target of the Praetorians, a dangerous group of hackers who use their manipulation of [[EverythingIsOnline everything online]] to kill or ruin the lives of anyone who threatens them.

Bennett becomes a wanted fugitive when her identity is replaced with that of a known criminal, her credit cards rendered null, her car stolen and her house sold without her knowledge. With everyone believing she is someone she is not, and a charming assassin on her tail, Bennett can only count on her former therapist, Dr Alan Champion, to protect her and ensure her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's, is safe. It will take all of her skill and wits to uncover the real identity and motives of The Praetorians and bring down the conspiracy before they have undetectable access to every major computer system.

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Bullock plays Angela Bennett, Bennett (Bullock) is an unassuming, nerdy computer analyst and reclusive loner who works from home, helping her company debug games and other software. She becomes embroiled in an intricate conspiracy when her co-worker sends her a disk of security software called "Gatekeeper", containing a secret backdoor into various government agencies, hospitals and any computer system Gatekeeper supposedly protects. This makes Angela a target of the Praetorians, a dangerous group of hackers who use their manipulation of [[EverythingIsOnline everything online]] to kill or ruin the lives of anyone who threatens them.

Bennett becomes a wanted fugitive when her identity is replaced with that of a known criminal, her credit cards rendered null, her car stolen and her house sold without her knowledge. With everyone believing she is someone she is not, and a charming assassin on her tail, Bennett can only count on her former therapist, Dr Dr. Alan Champion, Champion (Creator/DennisMiller), to protect her and ensure her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's, is safe. It will take all of her skill and wits to uncover the real identity and motives of The Praetorians and bring down the conspiracy before they have undetectable access to every major computer system.
11th Jan '17 1:07:32 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Net'' is a 1995 techno-thriller film starring Creator/SandraBullock and directed by Irwin Winkler. Bullock plays Angela Bennett, an unassuming, nerdy computer analyst and reclusive loner who works from home, helping her company debug games and other software. She becomes embroiled in an intricate conspiracy when her co-worker sends her a disk of security software called "Gatekeeper", containing a secret backdoor into various government agencies, hospitals and any computer system Gatekeeper supposedly protects. This makes Angela a target of the Praetorians, a dangerous group of hackers who use their manipulation of [[EverythingIsOnline everything online]] to kill or ruin the lives of anyone who threatens them.

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''The Net'' is a 1995 techno-thriller film starring Creator/SandraBullock and directed by Irwin Winkler.

Bullock plays Angela Bennett, an unassuming, nerdy computer analyst and reclusive loner who works from home, helping her company debug games and other software. She becomes embroiled in an intricate conspiracy when her co-worker sends her a disk of security software called "Gatekeeper", containing a secret backdoor into various government agencies, hospitals and any computer system Gatekeeper supposedly protects. This makes Angela a target of the Praetorians, a dangerous group of hackers who use their manipulation of [[EverythingIsOnline everything online]] to kill or ruin the lives of anyone who threatens them.
11th Jan '17 1:07:07 PM Mdumas43073
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A [[Series/TheFugitive Fugitive-esque]] 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-esque]] ''[[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.
2nd Jan '17 7:20:50 PM Kalaong
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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]]. 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 [[spoiler:[[WarForFunAndProfit buy his anti-virus software to protect their system]]. The software was purposely engineered with a backdoor, to make it easy for giving Gregg the access he previously had to hack in.steal. 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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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.]]
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