Hacker movies

Written by Ced Kurtz on .

Caught two old hacker movies on TV this week, among two of the best I think.

First was Sneakers with Robert Redford and Sidney Poitier. Although released in 1992, it has held up well except for a few things, like no one has flat-screen monitors.

The second was Live Free or Die Hard with Bruce Willis and Justin Long (who played the Mac on Apple commercials). The plot fo the 2007 movies, a cyberattack on  the U.S 

utility grid is certainly current enough.

It seems that every Hacker has to have the character of the ubergeek, a talented hacker with no social skills and odd obsessions. In Sneakers it was Dan Ackroyd as Mother. In Live Free or Die Hard it was actor/director Kevin Smith as the Warlock.

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