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Reel Film Nerds Episode #69: "Hackers" – Signals AZ

Wow, do we have a special podcast for you today, well it’s special to Mysterious Mike and Amazing Matt. Today your two hosts discuss a film that basically changed their lives, Hackers. This film helped fuel them to the careers they now have and their deep passions for technology. The gents do talk about the movie but not as much as they should have. The talk mainly focuses on how Hackers helped influence Mike’s decision to go into computer programming, public pay-phones, and online gaming over dial-up, yes you read that right youngsters, dial-up online gaming!

Hackers is an amazing movie, Matt and Mike are biased as hell though. When you watch it today with all our technological advances it comes off extremely cheesy. It’s a 90’s movie through and through from the rollerblades to the EDM soundtrack, to the chain wallets. If you grew up in the ’90s like your hosts did this movie will take you back there. Just a friendly reminder that your hosts are super biased in favor of this film, they love it to death! Mike and Matt give Hackers 4 out of 5 Reels. Their freshman high school selves would have given it 5 out of 5 Reels in the ’90s but it’s not the ’90s anymore.

Thanks for tuning in for an amazing Legacy Cast of Hackers. Your hosts really had a blast recording it even if you don’t like listening to it. Please do us a favor and tell your friends about the RFN podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe and listen to our sister podcasts Rogues Radio, Code 3 Podcast, The Blue Milk Podcast, and The Mile High Show. We return next week with two more movie reviews and one will be a Christmas movie. Tis the season, right? Have an amazing weekend and we will yack at ya on Tuesday.

If you have a film you would like to hear Matt and Mike review feel free to email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast. Now go out and catch a movie!


Director: Iain Softley Hackers Movie Poster

Writers: Rafael Moreu

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford, Matthew Lillard, Laurence Mason, Renoly Santiago, and Fisher Stevens

Release Date: September 15, 1995

Storyline from IMDB

A young boy is arrested by the U.S. Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus.

Watch the Hackers trailer below.

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