Antitrust (2001)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Ryan Phillippe Milo Hoffman
Tim Robbins Gary Winston
Rachael Leigh Cook Lisa Calighan
Claire Forlani Alice Poulson/Rebecca Paul
Douglas McFerran Bob Shrot
Richard Roundtree Lyle Barton
Tygh Runyan Larry Banks
Yee Jee Tso Teddy Chin
Nate Dushku Brian Bissel
Ned Bellamy Phil Grimes
Tyler Labine Redmond
Scott Bellis Randy
David Lovgren Danny
Zahf Paroo Desi (as Zahf Hajee)
Jonathon Young Stinky
Rick Worthy Shrot's Assistant
Nathaniel DeVeaux Lawyer (as Nathaniel Deveaux)
Ian Robison Lawyer
Linda Ko Gary's Secretary
Ed Beechner Ken Cosgrove
Bobby Stewart Building 20 Guard
Eric Breker Building 20 Guard
Colin Cunningham Building 20 Guard
JR Bourne Building 21 Guard (as J.R. Bourne)
Eric Keenleyside Coffee Guard
Dayna Devon TV Interviewer
Ron Halder Houseman
Sarah Deakins DOJ Receptionist
Daniel McKellar Co-Worker
Howard Storey Rent-A-Guard
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff Clarissa Winston
Ingelise Nherlan Yoga Woman
Peter New Skinhead
Blaine Perrin Skinhead
Colin Foo Grocer
Helena Yea Grocer's Wife
Kevin Hayes News Anchor
Claire Riley Reporter
Patti Vietta Reporter
Rob Court Reporter
Movie Details
Genre Sci-Fi; Thriller
Director Peter Howitt (II); Peter Howitt
Producer Keith Addis; David Nicksay; Nick Wechsler; Howard Franklin
Writer Howard Franklin
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 108 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The term suspension of disbelief was invented for the idea that Ryan Phillippe could be a computer genius. As Milo, a slacker brainiac recruited by smilingly ominous software giant Gary Winston (Tim Robbins) to help build a global communications system, Phillippe still looks like a million bucks. He is also still doing the clenched, pouty grown-up voice that he always uses to show that he means business in this acting stuff (he's nothing if not earnest), and a pair of designer glasses completes the transformation. He's well matched in Antitrust by Claire Forlani, who, in turn, spends time pursing her lips and squinting her dewy eyes as Milo's troubled girlfriend, an artist who proves to be a liability when Milo discovers that Winston is killing off clever competitors like a dot-com führer. Robbins, looking like David Letterman, seems willing to either take his role dead seriously or goof around a bit, but director Peter Howitt doesn't know how to play any of it (the actor was better used as a grinning madman in another flawed paranoid thriller, the underseen Arlington Road). Without any underlying menace or enough satirical bite to keep it interesting, the whole thing slips by passively in a mindless matinee kind of way until the over-the-top finale. Production designer Catherine Hardwicke has had some big, glossy fun creating Winston's campus and ornate private kingdom, and there's the cheapest of kicks in seeing Robbins's Bill Gates taken down publicly, but the film is definitely junior league. --Steve Wiecking
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 16
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 027616861436
Chapters 16
Release Date 2001
Subtitles Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database