A hi-tech software espionage thriller meets a distinctly lo-tech Rutger Hauer, who plays a world-weary cop.
Two programmers are killed by software pirate Kurt Bishop (Andrew McCarthy) in order that he may obtain their incredible new security program. A distinctly portly Rutger Hauer is slowly dispatched to do the detective work. By his crusty side is nubile young FBI agent Tara Fitzgerald, in a part that you can bet will not be going on her CV.
What follows is a trail of boring action set pieces, all ineptly staged by a director who is trying to goad you into believing he has made something better. Andrew McCarthy's attempt at playing the bad guy is equally dubious, although never as bizarre as his strangely slut-like make-up. He may have propped up dead bodies in the "Weekend at Bernie's" films but one might suspect that he did it for real with the director of this farce.
With Luxembourg standing in for Silicon Valley and lines like "In cyberspace no one can hear you stream", this is a sad effort indeed. Laugh yourself silly and rent this donkey.
Available on VHS.