Swordfish is a 2001 American action thriller film directed by Dominic Sena, written by Skip Woods, produced by Joel Silver, and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones and Sam Shepard. The film centers on Stanley Jobson, an ex-con and computer hacker who is targeted for recruitment into a bank robbery conspiracy because of his formidable hacking skills.
Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman) is a cyber-hacker who became notorious for infecting the FBI's Carnivore program with a computer virus. Stanley's parole forbids him from accessing the internet and computers while his ex-wife Melissa, an alcoholic and part-time porn star, has issued a restraining order against him. This also prevents him from seeing his only daughter Holly.
|editor||Stephen E. Rivkin|
|genre||action crime thriller|
|keywords||arrest bank heist being followed build bulletproof vest carnivore clandestine organization claymore mine coffee shop computer virus computer worm crack cyber-hacker d.o.d. dea dea agent dog day afternoon drug enforcement administration fbi fbi agent follow frame hacker in medias res j edgar hoover kidnap kill learn money transfer monitor monte carlo mossad news report porn producer porn star rescue restraining order rocket-propelled grenade s-64 aircrane sikorsky s-64 skycrane slush fund stolen money survive terrorist united states department of defense united states senator wait worm|
|producer||Joel Silver Jonathan D. Krane|
|productionCompany||Silver Pictures Village Roadshow Pictures|
|recordedAt||Long Beach Monaco|