Reaction Paper

Topics: Angelina Jolie, Hackers, Jonny Lee Miller Pages: 3 (1126 words) Published: March 23, 2011

Submitted by:

Mariel A. Ricohermoso


Submitted to:

Mr. Juan Leandro Achaval



A Seattle boy Dade “Zero Cool” Murphy (Jonny Lee Miller) is arrested and charged, at the age of 11, with crashing 1,507 systems in one day and causing a single-day 7-point drop in the New York Stock Exchange. And because of that he was banned to own or operate a computer or touch-tone telephones until his 18th birthday. Before Dade turns 18, his mother takes a new job in a New York City. When he turns 18, Dade calls a local television station, dupes the security guard into giving him the modem’s phone number (the tactic is known as social engineering) and successfully hacks into the station’s computer network, changing the current TV program to an episode of The Outer Limits. However, Dade is attacked by the hacker (Acid Burn) on the same network, and is eventually kicked off. During the conversation, Dade identifies himself by the new alias, Crash Override. Dade enrolls at Stanton High School, where he meets the beautiful Kate Libby (Angelina Jolie), who is responsible for taking him on a tour of the school. Dade is being told about the pool on the roof that results of being locked on the roof with the other several students during rainstorm. He learns that Kate is “Acid Burn” a feud erupts between him and Kate. Their eventual hacking duel, which spans most of the film, is judge by Kate and Dade’s mutual friends in the hacking community, the Phantom Phreak, Cereal Killer and Lord Nikon. The real trouble erupts when Joey Pardella (Jesse Bradford), the younger, novice hacker of the group, successfully breaks into an Ellingston Mineral Company supercomputer to prove to the rest of the group that he is an elite hacker. In order to validate this feat, he downloads part of a garbage file. Unfortunately, the company’s IT employee Hal (Penn Jillette) detects this unauthorized entry into their systems and...
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