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Takedown

Year:
Duration:
Germany:92 min | USA:96 min
Genres:
Crime | Drama | Thriller
IMDB rate:
6.3
Director:
Joe Chappelle
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2000-03-15
Filming Locations: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Skeet Ulrich
Kevin Mitnick
Russell Wong
Tsutomu Shimomura
Angela Featherstone
Julia
Donal Logue
Alex Lowe
Christopher McDonald
Mitch Gibson (as Chris McDonald)
Master P
Brad
Jeremy Sisto
Lance 'Icebreaker' Petersen
Amanda Peet
Karen
Ethan Suplee
Dan Bradley
Dorit Sauer
Shelley
Mark Joy
Committee Chairman
Scott Cooper
Jake Cronin
Ned Bellamy
Tom Fiori
Sara Melson
Rachel
Michael Town
Ray the Guard
J.C. Quinn
Sgt. Tom Janks
Sam Robison
Joel
Tim Parati
Chris Munson
David Lenthall
Mike Lechy
Cedrick Terrel
Ron Bowie (as Cedrick Terrell)
Scott Simpson
Quinn - Dan's Contact
Mark Jeffrey Miller
Quinn's Sidekick
Cara Stoner
Jane
Michael Burgess
Security Officer
David S. Jung
Computer Maven #1 (as David Jung)
Steve Vernon
Computer Maven #2
Keith Flippen
Audience Member #1
Jon Rosen
Audience Member #2
Gil Johnson
Plainclothes Cop
Nicole Arnold
Exotic Dancer
Dean Mumford
Bouncer
Cara Buono
Christina Painter (unconfirmed)
Monty C. Floyd
FBI Agent (unconfirmed)
Alexis Kasperavicius
Alex Lowe's Hacker Friend (unconfirmed)
David F. Maxwell
Council Secretary (unconfirmed)
Shaun O'Rourke
Computer Conference Host (unconfirmed)
Race Owen
'T' Mitnick Tech (unconfirmed)
Mitch Pileggi
Bruce Koball (unconfirmed)
David Schifter
Scott Michaels (unconfirmed)
Bo Keister
Reporter (uncredited)
Tsutomu Shimomura
Hacker (uncredited)
André B. Walker
FBI Agent #1 (uncredited)
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Trivia
The real Tsutomu Shimomura has a small cameo in the movie as an anonymous hacker. In the scene when Wong (Shimomura) holds the conference to announce that his software has been stolen, Logue (Lowe) heckles him about it. Sitting to Logue's right (to the left if you are viewing it), is the real Tsutomu Shimomura.
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Editors of 2600 magazine (a hacker publication) learned of this film early in its development and were at the time campaigning for Kevin Mitnick's release from prison. They filmed the documentary "Freedom Downtime" as they tried to correct many glaring errors and personal attacks on Mitnick's character in the film, protesting outside Miramax offices in New York among other things.
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In the movie, Kevin Mitnick goes up against a FBI agent named Gibson (Special Agent Mitch Gibson), the computer system that the hackers in the movie Hackers, is referred to as the Gibson.
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Goofs
Alex Lowe states that 56 bit encryption allows for roughly 72 trillion combinations. He is off by 3 orders of magnitude. 56 bit encryption allows for roughly 72 quadrillion combinations.
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Quotes
Kevin Mitnick: Why am I here and you are not?
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Tsutomu Shimomura: I mean, how lame are you?
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Photos from cast
Tom Berenger Mike Pniewski