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.com for Murder (2002)

Nomination Year: 2012
SYNOPSIS:  Here are some valuable lessons learned (or perhaps learnt) from .com for murder, featuring Roger Daltrey & Huey Lewis in small roles, and starring Nastassja Kinski & Nicolette Sheridan in actual roles of actual screen-time.

1. People who live in automated houses should not antagonize hackers in seamy on-line chat rooms.

2. The FBI night shift is composed of bumbling fools that rush around at the slightest provocation, but don't even arrive at the correct destination until after everything is over.

3. A firewall is actually a computerized wall of fire.

4. A computerized counter that counts down twenty minutes and a computerized counter that counts up to twenty minutes will stay synchronized on the same numbers, even though one starts at 20:00:00 and the other at 0:00:00.

5. A cut that deep across your wrist will kill you in twenty minutes. Precisely twenty minutes (see point #4).

6. (and this should really go without saying) Even if you are a cheeky Brit, do not (I repeat) do not (I reiterate) do not (I shout) DO NOT name your household-controlling-computer "Hal." Just don't do it. Just don't.

7. Poseur hacker boys who name themselves after characters in Goethe get offed by God in the end. As it should be.

Deus Ex Machina

I said Flash him, not....
Werther is tracking Lotte through the automated house, but with his fancy technological goggles, he can see into every room. She uses a camera flash to try and blind him, but-- "I saw Rear Window too," he said. His goggles have auto-damping. Nothing could overload them except possibly-- Lightning strikes.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Nastassja Kinski daughter of actor Klaus Kinski 
Nicollette Sheridan better known for her work on Dangerous Housewives or Knots Landing than on The Karate Dog (or, for that matter, this film) 
Roger Daltrey founding member of rock band "The Who," what's he doing here?! 
Huey Lewis of "...and the News" 
Julie Strain married to Kevin Eastman; 6'1" tall 
Director Claim to Fame
Nico Mastorakis  

Kevin Hogan

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