Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 1992. Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes. Cinematography by John Lindley. Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes. Music by James Horner. Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein. Costume Design by Bernie Pollack. Film Editing by Tom Rolf.
Robert Redford stars as a computer hacker turned security expert who is forced to use his knowledge of operation systems against a former co-worker, now turned enemy. He assembles his usual crew for the job, and in between the hi-tech hijinks are some pretty funny moments of character exposition. Phil Alden Robinson directs with a light touch, but the overall effect is quite unmemorable. Still, there are great performances from cast members Dan Aykroyd, Mary McDonnell (who is far too underused), David Strathairn, River Phoenix and Sidney Poitier.