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Stanley (played by Hugh Jackman), a hacker prodigy is brought out of retirement by underworld mastermind Gabriel (John Travolta) and his assistant Ginger (Halle Berry). They want him to electronically break into the banking system to steal the assets of a secret government slush fund. In return for his help, they promise to help Stanley gain custody of his daughter. Eventually Gabriel reveals that they are not simple criminals but rather are rogue agents waging a covert war against terrorism, even when the governments that originally hired them no longer support such a mission. The stolen funds would allow them unlimited resources in this struggle. In the bank break-in, Gabriel's team is killed during the escape. Or are they?
The moral issues brought up by this film are especially poignant after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Tagline: Log on. Hack in. Go anywhere. Steal everything.
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