The Net (1995)
Front Cover Actor
Sandra Bullock Angela Bennett
Jeremy Northam Jack Devlin
Dennis Miller Dr. Alan Champion
Diane Baker Mrs. Bennett
Wendy Gazelle Ruth Marx
Ken Howard Michael Bergstrom
Ray McKinnon Dale Hessman
Daniel Schorr WNN anchor
L. Scott Caldwell Public Defender
Robert Gossett Ben Phillips
Kristina Krofft Nurse #1
Juan García Resort desk clerk
Tony Perez Mexican doctor
Margo Winkler Mrs. Raines
Gene Kirkwood Stan Whiteman
Christopher Darga Cop
Charles Winkler Cop
Julia Pearlstein Nurse #2
Rick Snyder Russ Melbourne
Gerald Berns Jeff Gregg
Tannis Benedict Elevator woman
Vaughn Armstrong Trooper
Wren T. Brown Trooper
Lynn Blades Remote reporter
Israel Juarbe Thief
Julia Vera Mexican nun
Lewis Dix FedEx man
Lili Flanders Embassy worker
Adam Winkler Computer nerd
Brian E. Frankish Shuttle driver
Wanda-Lee Evans Desk sergeant
David Winkler Computer technician
Kerry Kilbride WNN reporter
Roland Gomez Limo driver
Melvin Thompson Fire official
Rich Bracco Fireman
Lucy Butler Female officer
John Livingston Computer technician
Cam Brainard Computer technician
Dennis Richmond Newscaster
Movie Details
Genre Thriller; Action; Drama
Director Irwin Winkler
Producer Rob Cowan; Irwin Winkler
Writer John D. Brancato; Michael Ferris
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 114 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The Net, the first of Hollywood's big cyberthrillers of the mid-1990s, was also the most successful, thanks in large part to the natural appeal of star Sandra Bullock. Still riding high from Speed and While You Were Sleeping, Bullock plays a computer expert victimized by sinister cyberforces who steal her identity for reasons unknown. It's a clever combination of high-tech paranoia and Hitchcockian references (including Jeremy Northam as a romantic stranger named Devlin, after Cary Grant in Notorious). Film historians may look back someday on films like this--Roger Ebert calls them "hacksploitation"--to see what they reveal about our society's reaction to the increasing role of technology in our lives, just as we now study the fears of Communism and the atom bomb reflected in films of the 1950s. Dennis Miller and Diane Baker costar. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 96
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 043396116191
Release Date 2001
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database