• Publication date: January 31, 2014

Swordfish

A hacker is hired to steal billions for a rogue government agent.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2001

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October 1, 2016 16:00 (KSA) ~ October 1, 2016 15:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Gabriel Shear (John Travolta) heads a secretive government organization whose sole purpose is retaliating against terrorist attacks involving American victims.  In the 80s the DEA created a drug operation called Swordfish that was later stalled; the money in its account has since accumulated interest to the sum of $9.5 billion.

With Shear's agency on the verge of shutdown, he needs finances to keep it running and hires hacker Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman) to break into a bank's mainframe and retrieve the money for him.  Explosions, action, and betrayals quickly ensue.

Swordfish had a production budget of $102 million and earned $147 million internationally.  The picture won a BET Award.

Starring:

  • Hugh Jackman
  • John Travolta
  • Halle Berry
  • Don Cheadle
  • Vinnie Jones