The Recruit is a 2003 American spy thriller film, directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, and Bridget Moynahan. It was produced by Epsilon Motion Pictures and released in North America by Touchstone Pictures on January 31, 2003, receiving mixed reviews from critics and grossing $101 million worldwide.
James Clayton is a prodigious programmer studying nonlinear cryptography at MIT, collaborating with a group of peers to create Spartacus, a surveillance program that can enslave any computer's audiovisual hardware to the master computer via the internet. His group showcases the software to Dell at a campus fair drawing substantial interest in its uses.
|author||Kurt Wimmer Mitch Glazer|
|keywords||abandon abduct break camp peary cat\'s cradle central intelligence agency computer virus dead drop dell draw electrical device farm foreign agent george bush center for intelligence happen headquarter intelligence agency kill kurt vonnegut linear cryptanalysis load mask massachusetts institute of technology mit non-official cover nonlinear cryptography plane crash run set up steal suspect train tracks training exercise union station wait|
|producer||Gary Barber Jeff Apple Roger Birnbaum|
|productionCompany||Epsilon Motion Pictures Spyglass Entertainment Touchstone Pictures|
|publisher||Buena Vista Pictures Distribution|