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.com for Murder  (2002)
Tagline(s):In Cyberspace No One Can Hear You Scream
Nomination Year: 2012
SYNOPSIS: Here are some valuable lessons learned (or perhaps learnt) from .com for murder, featuring Roger Daltrey and Huey Lewis in small roles, and starring Nastassja Kinski and 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.
Kevin Hogan
Smithee Award Nominations
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 gloats. His goggles have auto-damping. Nothing could overload them, except possibly -- 1.21 gigawatts of Divine Intervention.
Director Claim to Fame
Nico Mastorakis Directed Sky High, .com for Murder...and the Smithee-infamous Island of Death. The one with the infamous goat-bleeping scene. The one you will probably never see. 
Actor Character Claim to Fame
Nastassja Kinski Sondra/Lotte Daughter of actor Klaus Kinski, she is a renowned beauty and one of the original Cat People
Nicollette Sheridan Misty Better known for her work as Edie Brit on "Dangerous Housewives," Paige Matheson on "Knots Landing," or Alexis Carrington on the rebooted "Dynasty" than as a cat in The Karate Dog
Roger Daltrey Ben Founding member of rock band The Who and the titular Tommy. What's he doing here?! 
Huey Lewis Agent Matheson Rocker; Of "...and the News." 
Jeffery Dean Werther/Albert  
Melinda Clarke Agent Williams Faith Taylor on "Days of Our Lives," Julie Cooper on "The O.C.," Amanda on "Nikita," and Grace Van Dahl on "Gotham." 
Julie Strain Exotic Dancer #1 Married to Kevin Eastman; 6'1" tall. Was the dominatrix in Naked Gun 33- 1/3: The Final Insult as well as about 135 other (typically sexy) roles. 
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