Trivia: Laurence Mason's character Lord Nikon was given the name because of his photographic memory.


Trivia: When MGM/UA set up a website for Hackers, it was like dangling candy in front of a child. Soon after the site was established, it was hacked! A group calling itself the Internet Liberation Front managed to 'doodle' all over the photograph of Hackers stars Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller, and replaced verbiage, 'this is going to be an entertaining, fun promotional site for a movie,' with 'this is going to be a lame, cheesy promotional site for a movie!' The studio decided to maintain the site during the theatrical run of the movie in its altered form."


Trivia: Emmanuel "Cereal Killer" Goldstein is named after Eric Emmanual Goldstein Corley, editor of 2600 Magazine: The Hacker Quarterly.

Trivia: Ramon, a.k.a. Phantom Phreak takes his name from a combination of several items/people. Phreaking is the term for hacking phone lines. Also, Phantom Phreak refers to himself as "The King of NYNEX" when he introduces himself to Dade, a reference to the telephone company which served the New York City area at the time the movie was produced. His name is also a reference to "Nynex Phreak," a member of the Masters of Deception, a New York-based hacker group. This is also the joke when Joey suggests the Master of Disaster as his handle.


Trivia: When Eugene "The Plague" Belford, is on the plane near the end of the film, he uses the pseudonym "Mr. Babbage". This is a tribute to Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first finite state logic machine, a predecessor to the computer.


Trivia: Zero Cool, is based on Robert Tappan Morris, who was an associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is best known for creating the Morris Worm in 1988, considered the first computer worm on the Internet.


Trivia: The handle Crash Override is taken from Flash Override, the highest priority level in the Autovon system.


Trivia: The film makes a number of references to the short piece 'The Conscience of a Hacker', written in 1986 by a hacker shortly after he was arrested. One example is when the 2 cops are observing Joey's house, and one of them reads a shortened version of the 7th paragraph. Razor and Blade also say a few lines from the piece. The writer has done his homework.

Trivia: He exchanges the disks with The Plague riding on a skateboard down the street. After he grabs the disks in the fog the car turns right and you can see The Plague fall and roll out of shot. (01:08:00)

Trivia: Cereal Killer makes a reference to George Orwell's book 1984. Cereal's Killer's real name is Emmanuel Goldstein, which is also the name of the head of the resistance in the book 1984.

May Wade

Continuity mistake: When Plague first goes to visit Dade, Plague asks the agents to leave, and as he is closing the door there is no blue jacket hanging up on the door, but when the camera cuts to a shot of the door, a blue jacket has appeared. (00:39:35 - 00:40:10)


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Question: Why is Kate Libby doing administrative work for the school, such as handling transfer forms?

Answer: Some schools have been known to get students to do some administrative work for them as work experience.

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Answer: When I was in Jr. High even (6th-8th grade) they had classes titled "Office Aid" and all you did was literally help out the secretary's when they need it, otherwise you just sit on your ass and talk to people as they come in and out of the office. Or if you had a superior who was awesome, like I did, (the vice principal for my last name was basically on a first name basis with me haha) they would let you pretty much just roam the halls and walk around all you want as long as you don't have any teachers get mad at you for anything. It was definitely a very sought after class when I was in school.

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