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  • FBI Agent Gill arresting The Plague. You have to admit even though Gill is something of an idiot, it is satisfying to see him get the guy who had been using him for a good part of the movie. Even more so when it was when The Plague thought he was safe on a plane to Tokyo.
    The Plague: (being handcuffed over his airline seat): Stewardess! I'll never fly this airline again!note 
  • Dade's massive hack as Zero Cool. How awesome is it? Seven years later people are still raving about it. The Plague even admits he's impressed. Nikon, who's friendly with Dade but initially dismissive of his skills and angrily calls him an amateur for one of his actions immediately starts fanboying when he finds out.
  • Phreak's reverberating laugh during the montage of hacking Richard Gill.
  • Hacking the Gibson. "Mess with the best, die like the rest." The Plague learned too late.
  • Cereal Killer, Razor, and Blade's epic The Cavalry moment, saving the day sending The Plague running.
  • While it involves a bit of Rooting for the Empire, the fact The Plague took on -in the movie's universe- every single hacker in the world at the same time and almost got away with it all is insanely impressive. Then you remember the fact that wasn't enough and it took one of the very best hackers as well to finally defeat him.
  • How about a good shout out to Joey? He starts off seeming like a bit like a bumbling and clueless kid. With a bit of advice he happens to hear during a discussion on what it'd be like to hack a Gibson, Joey does it with the advice he hears. And even after he is wrongly busted, he meets up with his friends to participate in a massive hack to clear him and his friend's of wrongdoing, knowing how much more trouble he could potentially be in (not just with the law, but with his Mother). That kid certainly earned his cred.
  • Dade (somehow) hacking three nearby office buildings, using the offices' internal lights to display a sequenced flickering "Crash and Burn" marquee within sight distance to the pool he suggested him and Kate swim in during their date.