Picks and Pans Review: Hackers

updated 10/02/1995 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/02/1995 01:00AM

Fisher Stevens, Lorraine Bracco, Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie

Truman Capote once dismissed Jack Kerouac's beat novel On the Road as "mere typing." The same might be said of Hackers, in which a group of teenagers, self-described computer keyboard cowboys, let their fingers fly in scene after scene, programming a sprinkler to go off at school and an ATM to spew bills. The plot has a computer-security expert (Stevens) seeking to frame the kids to hide his own crimes. There's also a romance between the cute nerd (Miller) and the lone female hacker (Jolie, who is Jon Voight's daughter). While the teens Rollerblade, the villain skateboards. Who knew there were moral shadings between these modes of transport? (PG-13)

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