Columbia Pictures released this thriller in 1995. The Net starring Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam and Dennis Miller.
United States Under Secretary of Defense Michael Bergstrom commits suicide after being informed that he has tested positive for HIV.
Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock) is a systems analyst from Venice, California who telecommutes to Cathedral Software in San Francisco. Her interpersonal relationships are almost completely online and on the phone, with the exception of forgettable interactions with her neigbors and visits to her mother. Who is institutionalized with Alzheimer's disease and often forgets who Bennett is. Bennett's co-worker Dale sends her a floppy disk with a backdoor labeled "TT" that permits access to a commonly used computer security system
Bennett travels to Cozumel, on vacation, where she meets Jack Devlin. After seducing Bennett, Devlin pays a mugger to steal her purse as they walk along the beach. He chases the mugger into the foliage and roots through the purse to find the disk before shooting him. He takes Bennett out on his speedboat to kill her as well, but she finds his gun and confronts him. While fleeing with the disk and Devlin's wallet, Bennett's boat collides with rocks, destroying the disk and hospitalizing her. She is unconscious for three days.
When Bennett wakes up, she finds that all records of her life have been deleted: She was checked out of her hotel room, her car is no longer at the airport parking lot, and her credit cards are invalid. Bennett's home is empty and listed for sale. Moreover, because none of the neighbors remember her, they cannot confirm her identity. Bennett's social security number is now assigned to a "Ruth Marx", for whom Devlin has entered an arrest record by hacking the police computer system. When Bennett calls her own desk at Cathedral Software, an impostor answers and offers Bennett her old life back in exchange for the disk. She contacts the only other person who knows her by sight, psychiatrist and former lover Alan Champion. He checks her into a hotel, offers to contact a friend at the FBI, and arranges to have her mother moved for her safety.
This film is exciting and intense and Sandra Bullock has never been better in any role. This film is rated PG-13 and is approximately 114 minutes in length. This DVD has widescreen version and the full frame standard version. It is in like new condition.