Antitrust

directed by Peter Howitt
Category: "Drama"
Year of Release:2001
Date Added:04/03/2008
Date Watched:10/31/2003
Description:Ryan Phillippe ... Milo Hoffman
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Lisa Calighan
Claire Forlani ... Alice Poulson
Tim Robbins ... Gary Winston
My Rating:7

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Review - Antitrust

Milo (Phillippe) is a young computer hot-shot who is recruited to work at NURV (supposed to be Microsoft) to program a system that will broadcast via satellite to any media on earth. When his college buddy programmer is murdered, Milo figures out that the head of NURV (Robbins, playing Bill Gates) is monitoring young programmers, then killing them to steal their programs. Milo investigates and discovers proof and also discovers that his girlfriend (Claire Forlani) is a NURV mole who is being blackmailed to be with him. He conspires with a young female co-worker to steal the satellite links and broadcast his proof all over the world. The female co-worker turns out to be a NURV mole too, and Milo is captured before he can establish the link, but unbeknownst to anyone, he has sent a second copy of the software to another college programmer who, with the help of an honest NURV security guard, broadcasts the proof around the world. Milo's scheme is saved at the last minute when his girlfriend/mole decides she loves him and tells NURV a lie that allows the broadcast to be made. The head of NURV is arrested and the software is given free to everyone.

Exciting, although there was a lot of computer jargon and way too many scenes where Milo is typing on a computer and has to finish before somebody comes in the room.
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