|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies|
In this tech-thriller from director Phil Alden Robinson, a group of five renegade computer hackers, led by Martin Bishop (Robert Redford), are hired by the government to steal a black box, containing a code-breaking machine, from the mathematician who invented the device. The government is able to persuade Martin to take the job by convincing him that they will drop a decades-old federal warrant for his involvement in computer fraud. Martin agrees and he takes his team on the mission, eventually taking the box. Shortly after the hackers have stolen the device, the mathematician turns up dead. Before long, the quintet realize that they've gotten themselves into more than they'd originally bargained for, as Bishop's old rival Cosmo (Ben Kingsley) enters into the fold. The eclectic ensemble also includes River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, and James Earl Jones. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
Story of the high-tech world of computer hackers who carry out covert operations, with lives hanging in the balance.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Universal City, CA :Universal,1998
Kingsley, Ben, 1943-
Robinson, Phil Alden.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn.
Director of photography, John Lindley ; editor, Tom Rolf ; music, James Horner.
Includes English, Spanish and French language tracks, with optional English or French subtitles.
DVD release of the 1992 motion picture.
DVD; Dolby digital.
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.