IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU IS ON RECORD. A WORLD WHERE EVERY TRACE OF YOUR EXISTENCE IS ON A COMPUTER… A WORLD WHICH COULD EASILY BE ERASED…
Reclusive San Francisco systems analyst Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock) receives a floppy disk with sensitive information; some time later, she meets a deceptively charming man (Jeremy Northam) on vacation… Viewing this techno thriller three decades later inevitably has one thinking about everything that have profoundly changed in our lives. In spite of all the dated ingredients, is the film effective? There are amusing Hitchcock touches, such as the villain’s name and a few scenes (including one at a funfair), but overall it’s very ho-hum.
1995-U.S. 118 min. Color. Directed by Irwin Winkler. Cast: Sandra Bullock (Angela Bennett), Jeremy Northam (Jack Devlin), Dennis Miller (Alan Champion), Diane Baker, Wendy Gazelle, Ken Howard.
Trivia: Followed by a direct-to-DVD sequel, The Net 2.0 (2006), and a TV series, The Net (1998-1999).