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Antitrust (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 January 2001 (USA)
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A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

Director:

Peter Howitt

Writer:

Howard Franklin
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Phillippe ... Milo Hoffman
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Lisa Calighan
Claire Forlani ... Alice Poulson
Tim Robbins ... Gary Winston
Douglas McFerran Douglas McFerran ... Bob Shrot
Richard Roundtree ... Lyle Barton
Tygh Runyan ... Larry Banks
Yee Jee Tso ... Teddy Chin
Nate Dushku ... Brian Bissel
Ned Bellamy ... Phil Grimes
Tyler Labine ... Redmond
Scott Bellis ... Randy
David Lovgren David Lovgren ... Danny
Zahf Paroo ... Desi (as Zahf Hajee)
Jonathon Young ... Stinky
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Storyline

This movie is the fictional story of computer programming genius Milo Hoffman after graduating from Stanford and getting out into the competitive world of computer software. In his contemplation of where to begin his career, he is contacted by Gary Winston whose character is loosely based on Bill Gates. Winston is the CEO of a company called NURV, and they are on the brink of completing the global communication's system, Synapse. They need Hoffman to help them meet their launch date, so after much thought and with the full support of his girlfriend Alice, he accepts the job. Tragedy soon after strikes and Milo becomes suspicious of the company he has been wrapped up in. He learns that trusting anyone could be a mistake, and that nothing is as it seems. Written by Jordan Thornsburg

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A good idea can get you millions. A great Idea can get you killed. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antitrust See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,486,209, 15 January 2001

Gross USA:

$11,328,094

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,195,610
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Sound Mix:

DTS | SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first time Gary comes up to Milo with "helpful code," there is a glimpse of the source. If you look closely at the byte casting in the if/else statement it vertically reads "GET "..."HEAD ". Followed immediately by Gary's statement. "Oh God. Oh, so much fun. I love doing this." See more »

Goofs

After Teddy is killed, Milo is handed a CD which contains new source code that solves the bandwidth limitations. Unless Gary refactored it considerably, Milo would be able to spot Teddy, and possibly his own coding style instantly. Combined with Gary's comment "its not in the box, its in the band", it makes no sense for Gary to hand Milo such condemning proof. See more »

Quotes

Gary Winston: Are we making CHEMICAL WEAPONS? KIDDIE PORN? Are we STRIP-MINING? NO! Why are they after me?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the cast list in the end credits, there is a section entitled "Geeks", much in the same vein as "Stunts". See more »

Alternate Versions

The R1 DVD contains all the deleted scenes mentioned above, except for the "Sleeping with the enemy" sex scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in Antitrust: Cracking the Code (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

When It All Goes Wrong Again
Written by Art Alexakis, Greg Eklund and Craig Montoya
Performed by Everclear
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Milo is cool...the movie lacked
11 October 2002 | by AppleAsylumSee all my reviews

Its hard to write about this film. Lets do good, bad, & ugly... The Good is Ryan is the star. As Milo, he's a well educated student going to work for this extremly secure company. The dream job for all the knock-off Computer Programmers that never did anything with their certificate! Nice car, nice home, beautiful girl... The Bad, the story of this film gets very interesting when something tramatic happens in Milo's life. But, the closer you get into the movie, the more you stop trusting each person that is around Milo, when your just right there in a place that very few motion pictures take you, you get to the ending sequence...& that ladies & gentlemen is where The Ugly is. (6) Z.


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