6.2/10
58,216
228 user 82 critic

Hackers (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 15 September 1995 (USA)
This movie is about hackers who are blamed for making a virus that will capsize 5 oil tankers.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
2,511 ( 194)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Darren Lee ...
...
Ethan Browne ...
...
...
...
...
Agent Ray
Edit

Storyline

Dade Murphy was a hacker even as a kid in Seattle. He got arrested for the computer virus that he planted and was banned from using any computer until the age of 18.Then he moves to New York to meet a group of hackers. He also falls in love with Kate Libby. Written by dominikmajdak

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There is no right or wrong, only fun and boring See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

15 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hakeri  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,564,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"ARF! ARF! GOTCHA", which appears near the end, when the Gibson is about to crash, is a reference to one of the earliest Trojan horse programs, EGABTR from 1985. Disguised as a graphics utility, EGABTR spread by email, wiped out everything on a victim's hard disk, and left only the message, "Arf, arf, Gotcha!" on the screen. "ARF" may also serve double duty as a reference to the German hacker group "Asoziale Randgruppe Frankfurt". See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, the plane is shown with the sun on it's left (port) side, meaning it was heading west. If it were heading from Seattle to New York City, the sun should be on it's right (starboard) side. See more »

Quotes

Dade Murphy: What is it with this guy?
Ramon Sanchez: His parents missed Woodstock, and he's been making up for it since.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Summer School (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Grand Central Station
Written by Guy Pratt
Performed by Deep Cover
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Spandex is a privilege, not a right.
10 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

I happen to like this movie because it is just fun to watch. If I'm bored, I can easily become unbored by watching this movie. The soundtrack is awesome and it introduced me to electronic music. I never liked it until I saw "Hackers". I love the clothes and the visuals. I knew it wasn't accurate from the minute I saw it, but then again, it's not like it was posing itself as some movie that depicted the real life of cyberpunks. It's just fun little movie. Though some of the dialogue is a bit cheesed up, it is quotable.

I especially enjoyed the performance by Matthew Lillard. It made me look forward to seeing him in "Scream" later on. He is so funny. I enjoyed Angelina Jolie, though this is hardly one of her best performances.

The only person who really didn't belong in this movie was Lorraine Bracco. She just looked strange in her role. Other than that, this movie was a good movie and it shouldn't be bashed because it depicts people, technology, and life inaccurately. What movie ever does? I'm from Iowa and do you think movies depict Iowan's lives exactly the way they are? No. But I'm not out to fertilize the lawn with "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?".


39 of 55 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 228 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page