Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/07/26/the_reg_guide_to_hackers/

The Reg guide to hackers in film

Bond, blow jobs and billion-dollar computer conspiracies

By John Leyden

Posted in Bootnotes, 26th July 2001 17:15 GMT

Our recent stories about the movie Swordfish, which goes on general release in the UK tomorrow have encouraged us to take a look at the whole hacker-film sub-genre.

Hollywood's various attempts to create a convincing portrayal of hacking on celluloid (cracking exists for Tinseltown only in the Marx Brother's Animal Crackers) created a lot of interest in the office.

We've come up with our own list of 20 films featuring hackers or hacking, good and bad (in no particular order), for your perusal...

OK so that's our list and doubtless they'll be countless omissions, errors or things you plain disagree with here. If it sparks a discussion down the pub then this story will have done its job... ®

External Links

Internet Movie Data Base - excellent site for everything to do with films
CNN: How Hollywood portrays hackers

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