Swordfish (2001)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
John Travolta Gabriel Shear
Hugh Jackman Stanley Jobson
Halle Berry Ginger
Don Cheadle Agent Roberts
Sam Shepard Senator James Reisman
Vinnie Jones Marco
Drea De Matteo Melissa
Rudolf Martin Axel Torvalds
Zach Grenier Assistant Director Bill Joy
Camryn Grimes Holly Jobson
Angelo Pagan Torres (as Angelo Pagán)
Chic Daniel SWAT Leader
Kirk B.R. Woller Lawyer
Carmen Argenziano Agent
Tim DeKay Agent
Laura Lane Helga
Tait Ruppert Ad Agency Executive
Craig Braun Coroner
William Mapother Gabriel's Crew
Ilia Volokh Gabriel's Crew
Jonathan Fraser Gabriel's Crew
Shawn Woods Gabriel's Crew
Leo Lee Gabriel's Crew
Marina Black Hostage
Kerry Kletter Hostage
Ryan Wulff Hostage
Ann Travolta Hostage
Margaret Travolta Hostage
Dana Hee Hostage
Denney Pierce Hostage
Jeff Ramsey Hostage
Joey Box Hostage
Debbie Evans Hostage
Sam Travolta Hostage (as Samuel J. Travolta)
Tim Storms Hostage
Jason Christopher Club Kid
Jonathan Pessin Club Kid
Scott Burkholder FBI Geek
Mark Soper FBI Geek
Craig Lally Customs Agent
Rudolph Martin Axl Torvalds
Angelo Pagán Torres
Movie Details
Genre Action; Thriller; Crime
Director Dominic Sena
Producer Joel Silver; Paul Winze; Jonathan D. Krane; Skip Woods
Writer Skip Woods
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 99 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Swordfish is a superficial movie, so let's address the superficial facts: Halle Berry was well paid to bare her breasts in this gratuitous cyber-action thriller, and while Berry's many fans will enjoy a cheap drool at the actress's expense, her brief topless scene doesn't justify this insipid parade of glossy violence from the director of 2000's Gone in 60 Seconds. Add yet another notch in John Travolta's bad-movie belt, and you've got Hollywood bankruptcy in full blossom. Go ahead, marvel at director Dominic Sena's biggest money shot--a 360-degree pan as a robbery hostage is blown to bits by a bomb that pelts a surrounding SWAT squad with deadly ball bearings.

The plot, as if it matters: Travolta's a slick, self-appointed antiterrorist who recruits a top-flight computer hacker (Hugh Jackman) to transfer a $9.5 billion government slush fund into a cluster of secret accounts. Berry's the curvaceous bait who lures Jackman into the scheme; Don Cheadle's an FBI agent hot on their tails; and an obligatory subplot turns Jackman's daughter (Camryn Grimes) into an innocent bargaining chip. By the time a hostage transport bus is airlifted in the film's not-so-thrilling climax, Swordfish will hold your passive attention or put you to sleep--it all depends on your tolerance for Sena's brand of derivative bloodlust. It's pornography of a sort, and efficiently mechanical, but you can bet good money that Berry and her costars didn't cash their paychecks proudly. --Jeff Shannon

Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 149
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 085392132225
Chapters 29
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database