Release dateFebruary 1, 1999 (1999-02-01) Based onTom Clancys Net Force
by Tom Clancy
Steve Pieczenik WriterTom Clancy (story), Steve Pieczenik (story), Lionel Chetwynd (teleplay) NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company CastScott Bakula (Alex Michaels), Joanna Going (Toni Fiorelli), Xander Berkeley (Bo Tyler), Brian Dennehy (Lowell Davidson), Kris Kristofferson (Steve Day), CCH Pounder (Sandra Knight) Similar moviesInterstellar, Chappie, Sex Tape, A Most Violent Year, Untraceable, RockNRolla
TaglineThe One Who Controls The Internet Controls The World.
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NetForce is a 1999 American television movie directed by Robert Lieberman, written by Lionel Chetwynd, and starring Scott Bakula. Based on the Tom Clancy's Net Force series of novels created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik, it was broadcast on ABC in 1999.
In 2005, Alex Michaels is deputy head of a new division of the FBI called "Netforce" which investigates computer crime and polices the Internet. When his boss and mentor, Steve Day, is assassinated, the evidence points to Web pioneer and owner of the company Januscorp, Will Stiles, a character said to be Bill Gates' apprentice. Stiles is about to release a new web browser that may allow him to hack into any computer in the world and to gain control of the Internet. Michaels is appointed acting Commander of Netforce, and leads his people on the hunt for Stiles.
Scott Bakula as Alex Michaels
Kris Kristofferson as Steve Day
Judge Reinhold as Will Stiles
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Leong Cheng
Joanna Going as Toni Fiorelli
Brian Dennehy as Lowell Davidson
CCH Pounder as FBI Director Sandra Knight
Xander Berkeley as Bo Tyler
Frank Vincent as Johnny Stompato
NetForce was shot in Los Angeles, Virginia, and Washington, D.C..
Bruce Fretts of Entertainment Weekly called it "boring cyber-nonsense". William McDonald of The New York Times wrote, "The movie does gather suspense and momentum in Part II, but so much is going on, and so much dialogue is devoted to explaining it, that no one has time to be interesting." Steve Johnson of the Chicago Tribune called it "pretty silly stuff".