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Hostile Intent (1997)

Brilliant renegade hacker Mike Cleary and his crack team have finally debugged Guardian, his software program designed to block government cyber snooping. It's going to make them all rich. ... See full summary »

Director:

Jonathan Heap

Writer:

Manny Coto
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Cleary
Sofia Shinas ... Gina
James Kidnie ... Agent Adams
John Savage ... Bear
Saul Rubinek ... Kendall
Louis Del Grande Louis Del Grande ... Soames
Ronn Sarosiak Ronn Sarosiak ... Gordon
Rino Romano ... Press
Christopher Kennedy Christopher Kennedy ... Whitt
Gerry Quigley Gerry Quigley ... Dunnel
Jody Racicot ... Rawlins
Simon Reynolds ... Crowther
Patrick Chilvers Patrick Chilvers ... Martina
Marlon Brand Marlon Brand ... Wesler
Sean Sullivan Sean Sullivan ... Charlie
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Brilliant renegade hacker Mike Cleary and his crack team have finally debugged Guardian, his software program designed to block government cyber snooping. It's going to make them all rich. Now it's time to celebrate with a game of paintball, played in rugged wilderness far from the digital devices of their everyday lives. Not even an ominous encounter with a militia-style survivalist can dampen the weekend warriors' spirits. But someone is playing for keeps. Instead of getting hit with paintballs, soon they're getting splattered for real. As the body count climbs, Cleary discovers he's at the center of a worldwide web of deceit, aimed at gaining control of the program at any cost. Stalked with high-tech weapons, betrayed by trusted friends, only his programming savvy and a bizarre strategic alliance forged on the battlefield can keep him alive. If he fails and Guardian falls into the wrong hands, the game is over for everyone in the nation. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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His Government is Hunting Him Down.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence and strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lethal Games See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Excellent, suspenseful action movie
1 May 2012 | by MarplotReduxSee all my reviews

I find it hard to understand why this movie has received such a low overall rating. Granted that it's a little hard to follow in places, but whenever that's so it soon becomes clear. The underlying premise of a Federal government that seeks to keep detailed watch on its citizens whenever they use the internet was still sci-fi when this movie was released in 1997, but probably is sober reality now. The acting is fair-to-good, the characters' gradual realization that they are being mercilessly hunted is suspenseful and well done, the action sequences, which make up much of the film, are superb. I obtained this in an inexpensive 4-DVD pack called Thugs and Guns Collector's Set. Look for it!


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