The movie kicks off with a tragic event that’s indirectly related to Angela Bennett (Bullock). Since she works as a systems analyst, she rarely has in-person contact with anyone other than her mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
Everything changes when she’s given a game-changing floppy disk that allows rare access to a computer security system, dubbed “Gatekeeper.” When everyone around her starts dying, Angela realizes the small piece of technology might be responsible. Dun dun dunnn.
In addition to Bullock, The Net also stars Jeremy Northam (Jack Devlin), Dennis Miller (Dr. Alan Champion), Diane Baker (Mrs. Bennett), Wendy Gazelle (Ruth Marx), Ken Howard (Michael Bergstrom), Ray McKinnon (Dale Hessman), Gerald Berns (Jeff Gregg) and Robert Gossett (Ben Phillips decoy).
The thriller was directed by Irwin Winkler (Life as a House), who also served as an executive producer alongside Rob Cowan (Aquaman). The Game writers John Brancato and Michael Ferris penned the screenplay.
Netflix’s official synopsis reads, “A computer analyst becomes a target after she stumbles onto a conspiracy via a mysterious floppy disk, forcing her to go on the run to clear her name.”
So, are floppy disks making a comeback? Asking for a friend…
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