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Hackers (1995)



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A mischievous group of misanthropic, teen-age computer whizzes find themselves in over their heads when they hack into a major corporation's files and becoming privy to the nefarious Plague's massive embezzling scheme that involves deliberately capsizing oil tankers. This techno-thriller chronicles what happens next. With blazing modems and creative keyboarding, the young hackers, bearing such names as Crash Overdrive, Phantom Phreak, and Cereal Killer, rally together fellow cyber-geeks to stop Plague from destroying the world.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Rafael Moreu
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment


Fisher Stevens
as The Plague
Alberta Watson
as Lauren Murphy
Wendell Pierce
as Agent Dick Gill
Peter Kim
as Blade
Michael Gaston
as Agent Bob
Marc Anthony
as Agent Ray
Bob Sessions
as Mr. Ellingson
Blake Willett
as S.S. Agent, Seattle
Max Ligosh
as Young Dade
Paul Klementowicz
as Michael Murphy
Jeb Handwerger
as Freshman on the Roof
Mitchell Nguyen-McCo...
as Freshman on the Roof
Gary Howard Klar
as Mr. Simpson
Terry Porter
as Joey's Mom
Johnny Myers
as 1st Sysops Technicia...
Kevin Brewerton
as 2nd Sysops Technicia...
Sam Douglas
as English Teacher
Kal Weber
as 1st V.P.
Jeff Harding
as 2nd V.P.
Tom Hill
as 2nd S.S. Agent
Jennifer Rice
as Reporter
Douglas W. Iles
as Addict Hank
Annemarie Zola
as Addict Vickie
Michael Potts
as Tow Truck Driver
Nancy Ticotin
as Phreak's Mom
Mike Cicchetti
as Ellingson Guard
Mick O'Rourke
as Phone Repairman
Dave Stewart
as London Hacker
Naoko Mori
as Tokyo Hacker
Roberta Gotti
as Italian Hacker
Ravil Isyanov
as Russian Hacker
Kristin Moreau
as Flight Attendant
Olegar Fedoro
as Russian Hacker
Eric Loren
as News Technician
Kristin Moreu
as Flight Attendant
Ricco Ross
as Second Reporter
Tony Sibbald
as Jail Guard
Richard Purro
as Talkshow Host
Enzo Junior
as Da Vinci Virus
Ralph Winter
as 4th V.P.
Kimbra Standish
as Receptionist
Steven Angiolini
as Rollerblader
Tom Clarke Hill
as S.S. Agent
Olegario Fedoro
as Russian Hacker
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Critic Reviews for Hackers

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (16)

Hackers isn't a very good movie, but it's a darn sight more fun than The Net.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

After the mechanics of the thriller plot start to kick in, the film drags. And when it's time for the big cyber-showdown, we're stuck, once again, with footage of frantic typing.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

This is a movie that sums up the worst of the computer era: zapping you with techno-cliches and trapping you in constant visual crash and burn.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The story is negligible, but it offers the same order of fun as a good rock video: the marriage of images and music.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

What's most grating about Hackers, however, is the guileless way the movie buys in to the computer-kid-as-elite-rebel mystique currently being peddled by magazines like Wired.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Without being any sort of miracle, this engaging and lively exploitation fantasy-thriller about computer hackers, anarchistic in spirit, succeeds at just about everything The Net failed to.

Full Review… | January 14, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Hackers


Despite having a number of now-famous actors in it, Hackers is one of their earlier films and the acting is -- well, a hack job. Despite the bad makeup, there is nothing one can do to make a group of young twenty-somethings pass for 16 and 17 year old high school students -- nor did I see the point of setting the film in a high school. University students would have been more credible. The story is a bit stupid and it relies on an early home-PC audience not being very sophisticated in technology matters. (Some viewers may find this aspect of the film both nostalgic and hilarious -- who am I to judge?) Costumes were puzzling and distracting in their "edginess". (If that was even the goal?) The film is from 1995, but it had the 80's trash studio junk vibe. Still, it's a marginally fun movie that could be worth watching if you have nothing better to do or you're feeling too lazy to change the channel.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Hackers is hi-LAR-ious because of the way it portrays the Internet. The hacking duels between Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie are at once ridiculous and kinda sexy. A LOT of fun.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


Attempted glamorisation of New York teen hackers fighting corporate greed comes off as a bit too cheeky. All racial stereotypes are represented though ...

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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