Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Angela Featherstone, Donal Logue, Christopher McDonald
Director: Joe Chappelle
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Based on an incredible true story, this intense high-tech crime thriller features Skeet Ulrich (SCREAM), Donal Logue (TV's GROUNDED FOR LIFE), and Russell Wong (TWISTED) in an amazing all-star cast! For years Kevin Mitnick... more »
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Not bad--did the 2600 protests help it in rewrite?
James J. Lippard | Phoenix, AZ USA | 11/07/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this after watching "Freedom Downtime," and I have to say that if they'd seen the final script they needn't have bothered to protest. The film is quite sympathetic to Kevin Mitnick--he comes out as more of a sympathetic character than Tsutomu Shimomura does (and "wins" in the end despite jail). There's no trial scene, there's no garbage can lid scene (contrary to one of the reviewers, who seems to be reviewing the initial script rather than the final product)--Mitnick is not portrayed as violent in this film. Sure, they took some liberties with the facts to try to make it more entertaining, but that was probably necessary.
Watch for the real Tsutomu Shimomura in the scene where the actor portraying him is speaking at a conference--he's sitting next to Donal Logue (the Lewis DePayne, er, Alex Lowe character), who is giving Shimomura a hard time (as the real Shimomura laughs).
It is amusing that one of the best scenes in the movie (in the strip club where Lowe and Mitnick are meeting with an "Agent Steal"-like character named Icebreaker) comes out of Jonathan Littman's _The Fugitive Game_ rather than the Shimomura and Markoff book. Littman filed a copyright infringement suit over it, according to Kevin Poulsen's review of the DVD on The Register (Feb. 13, 2001)."
Great Suspense Thriller!
Walt Dittrich Jr. | Las Vegas, NV | 08/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A really great hacker film that becomes a cat-and-mouse edge-of-your-seat thriller. In the spirit of War Games and Sneakers, this film is exciting, thrilling, and fast-paced.
I don't care how accurate it is, THIS is a great movie!
Walt D in LV"
L. Santos | Los Angeles, CA | 03/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this movie surprised me, i enjoyed it a lot more than i thought, and was actually on the edge of my seat. especially cause it's based on a true story and is quite accurate.
i watched it again a couple of weeks later and still enjoyed it and then i read "the fugitive game" (available at Amazon.com!!!) i got that book instead of the one the movie was based on, because of the comments of users and it was written by a third party so i felt it would be less biased.
ANYWAY, if you have any interest in computers and find "the art" of hacking to be interesting......check it out!
ah... the movie that is, not the "art of hacking", just something to live vicariously thru the movies!"
A nice movie
Juan Quine Paz | Perú | 11/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like, this "histories" about hacking, here you got some of what MAYBE happen with the capture of kevin mitnick...
I recomend it for perople who really like the type... go for it..."