terrible thriller that has become hilarious because of early internet specifics.
over 7 years
Rewatchability score purely speculative. Not gonna watch it again.
The Net is a 1995 American political thriller film directed by Irwin Winkler and featuring Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam and Dennis Miller.
The film opens with United States Undersecretary of Defense Michael Bergstrom (Ken Howard), who commits suicide after learning that he has tested positive for HIV.
Angela Bennett (Bullock) is a Venice, California systems analyst who telecommutes to Cathedral Software in San Francisco. Her interpersonal relationships are completely online and on the phone, limiting interactions with neighbors, and her mother (Diane Baker) who is institutionalized with Alzheimer's disease. Bennett's coworker Dale sends her a floppy disk with a backdoor, labeled with "π", to a commonly used computer security system called "Gatekeeper" sold by Gregg Microsystems. Dale and Bennett agree to meet, but his private plane's navigation system malfunctions and it crashes.
Bennett travels to Cozumel, Mexico on vacation, where she meets Jack Devlin (Northam). Devlin pays a...