Netforce, a United States federal agency, tracks major hacking activities on the internet that point toward major criminal activities.
Definitely a TV-movie. Mediocre, and only moderately interesting. Definitely missing key elements from the also-boring book.
This was inspired by Net Force - (1998 book), by Tom Clancy
- 4:00 -- God that title-beeping is annoying as fuck.
- 6:00 -- Starsky & Hutch - (1975 show)
- 9:00 -- DOD = United States Department of Defense
- 11:30 -- Gulf War
- 13:15 -- Oh god, is that title-beeping going to be throughout this movie?
- 15:45 -- What cabbie would refuse an extended trip?
- 16:15 -- The cabbie was threatened, so wouldn't he try to drive off?
- 17:45 -- Wow, this doesn't do the book justice. It's coming off as a standard low-budget Scott Bakula flick.
- 18:30 -- That's Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who I know from here and there, primarily from Rising Sun - (1993 movie).
- 29:30 -- Las Vegas - Nevada - United States
- 31:30 -- FBI = Federal Bureau of Investigation
- 36:30 -- Drew Barrymore
- 44:30 -- No, it's not that she's scary, it's that "strong women", are just like "weak women", and want men who are ahead of them. Her co-workers aren't scared of her, they're not good enough for her.
- 50:00 -- Maryland - United States
- 54:30 -- Star Wars 7.
- 57:30 -- Lincoln Memorial
- 1:01:30 -- This isn't a very maximum-security place.
- 1:08:15 -- That arcade game is Maximum Force (Atari)
- I want to liken the browser thing with the antitrust case where Microsoft was bundling Internet Explorer with Windows, but that was 2009 (this movie is 1999). I do know that way back then, there was a lot of grumbling about Internet Explorer. It's reasonable it wasn't properly brought to the courts for ten years and this was indeed the inspiration for this bit in the movie.
- 1:40:45 -- SCSI
- 1:45:00 -- Why would the guy stay in that building? He's smart enough to know he's not secure.
2:03:00 -- IRA = Irish Republican Army
- The "small dog" is a reference to the book.
2:05:00 -- Shark fin soup