Year: 1999
USA: Dimension Films
Cast: Tom Berenger, Cara Buono, Scott Cooper, Angela Featherstone, Gil Johnson, David S Jung, Donal Logue, Christopher McDonald, Mark Jeffrey Miller, Master P, Amanda Peet, Mitch Pileggi, Jeremy Sisto, Ethan Suplee, Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong
Director: Joe Chappelle
Country: USA
USA Rated: R for language and some sexual content
USA Release Date: 31 August 2000


Adapted from the book 'Takedown' by Tsutomu Shimomura, Kevin Mitnick (Skeet Ulrich), "America's Most Wanted Computer Outlaw," eluded the police, US Marshalls , and FBI for over two years after vanishing while on probation for his 1989 conviction for computer and access device fraud.

He broke into countless computers, intercepted private electronic communications, and copied off personal and confidential materials but his downfall was his Christmas 1994 break-in to Tsutomu Shimomura's computers in San Diego, California. Less than two months later, Tsutomu Shimomura (Russell Wong), a well known computer security expert, had tracked him down after a cross-country electronic pursuit. Mitnick was arrested by the FBI in Raleigh, North Carolina, on February 15th, 1995.

Also stars Amanda Peet, Mitch Pileggi (THE X-FILES, STARGATE: ATLANTIS) and Tom Berenger.