- Title: USA: MOVIE COMPUTER THRILLER "ANTI TRUST" PREMIERES IN LOS ANGELES
- Date: 7th January 2001
- Summary: LLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 7, 2001) (REUTERS) SCU (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) RYAN PHILLIPPE SAYING Something I learned about programming is it's sort of a little bit like writing music and these guys write it, I guess everybody has a different signature so these guys can recognize each other's pages of code and even though it looks like just lines of numbers, it's very interesting.
- Embargoed: 22nd January 2001 12:00
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES AND FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Topics: General
- Reuters ID: LVAD80PHTHMZ5JICA0OMWCS9JR4X
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- Story Text: Stridently denying it has anything to do with Microsoft or its famous leader Bill Gates, the cast and crew of the new thriller "Antitrust" attended its World Premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 10.
Ryan Phillippe stars as brilliant computer programmer Milo Hoffman, who is lured to work for the multi-billion dollar software corporation NURV and its charismatic and world renowned leader Gary Winston, played by Tim Robbins.
At first, he believes his new job to be a dream assignment, helping Winston design technology that will change the way the world communicates. But he soon begins to doubt the source of the computer code Winston is supplying him in order to continue the project.
His suspicions are raised even further when his former programming buddy is brutally murdered. Soon, his suspicions turn to terror as Milo realizes he's merely a pawn in Winston's games of surveillance and intimidation.
Although the fictional NURV and Gary Winston bear more than passing resemblences to Microsoft and Bill Gates, everyone involved in the project, including director Peter Howitt, denies they were the model for the story.
Also in the cast are Claire Forlani as Milo's girlfriend and Rachael Leigh Cook as Lisa, the mysterious new programmer who Milo meets at NURV.
This is only the second feature film directed by Peter Howitt. His previous work was the critically-acclaimed Gwyneth Paltrow film "Sliding Doors."
"Antitrust" opens in theaters throughout the United States on Friday, January 12.
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