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TheNerdAL
August 10th, 2010, 03:23 AM
So I'm a lonely nerd and I want to get famous and I was wondering if there was a movie like that, thanks. :)

earthpigg
August 10th, 2010, 03:25 AM
http://www.revolution-os.com/

amauk
August 10th, 2010, 03:26 AM
Wargames (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/)

oh, and lol @ this thread

RiceMonster
August 10th, 2010, 03:32 AM
http://www.revolution-os.com/

Ha.

aviedw
August 10th, 2010, 03:35 AM
I think AntiTrust is worth seeing

Dustin2128
August 10th, 2010, 04:16 AM
I can think of a few, but they all have bad endings, the geek/nerd looses his or her geek/nerdiness.

TheNerdAL
August 10th, 2010, 04:25 AM
I can think of a few, but they all have bad endings, the geek/nerd looses his or her geek/nerdiness.

I wanna know! :P

cariboo
August 10th, 2010, 04:25 AM
Try The Pirates of Silicone Valley (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168122/).

mamamia88
August 10th, 2010, 04:30 AM
have you seen that new nick cage movie where the guy finds out he's a wizard? forget what it's called

Khakilang
August 10th, 2010, 05:05 AM
have you seen that new nick cage movie where the guy finds out he's a wizard? forget what it's called

Sorcerer Apprentice.

3rdalbum
August 10th, 2010, 05:24 AM
The Lonely Guy with Steve Martin, but he's not really so much of a nerd.

lukeiamyourfather
August 10th, 2010, 05:45 AM
I'll second Antitrust and Pirates of Silicon Valley. :popcorn:

era86
August 10th, 2010, 05:51 AM
I'll second Antitrust and Pirates of Silicon Valley. :popcorn:

Sorry, but antitrust is a movie about a good looking nerd. Unless you're as good looking, you'll still be lonely.;)

linux18
August 10th, 2010, 05:53 AM
Revolution OS is available on google videos, here's the link:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7707585592627775409#

amitabhishek
August 10th, 2010, 06:36 AM
So I'm a lonely nerd and I want to get famous and I was wondering if there was a movie like that, thanks. :)

Watch Spiderman.

TheNerdAL
August 10th, 2010, 06:51 AM
Watch Spiderman.

I love those movies!

slooksterpsv
August 10th, 2010, 06:55 AM
Dang someone beat me to it. Darn you Linux18

mkendall
August 10th, 2010, 06:56 AM
The Lonely Guy with Steve Martin, but he's not really so much of a nerd.

Right. He's a Jerk.

slooksterpsv
August 10th, 2010, 08:41 AM
Revolution OS is amazing, makes me want to convert everything I have to OSS - e.g. Music to OGG, Videos to OGV, etc.

lisati
August 10th, 2010, 08:54 AM
Watch Spiderman.

Which one? I remember seeing one with some young cousins back in the late 1970s. (Possibly this one (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076975/), it was a long time ago.)

Austin25
August 10th, 2010, 08:54 AM
I suggest using computer skills to attract attention from the media. An example would be using this (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessBroadcastSystem) from a laptop somewhere where people will find it.

lisati
August 10th, 2010, 08:55 AM
Right. He's a Jerk.

Ha ha (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079367/).

ronnielsen1
August 10th, 2010, 10:20 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092718/

Can't buy me love

andymorton
August 10th, 2010, 10:23 AM
Revolution OS is available on google videos, here's the link:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7707585592627775409#

Hi,

Thanks for posting the link. I'm watching it now. :D

andy

Artificial Intelligence
August 10th, 2010, 10:32 AM
Which one? I remember seeing one with some young cousins back in the late 1970s. (Possibly this one (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076975/), it was a long time ago.)

It never beat this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qP-NglUeZU

amitabhishek
August 10th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Which one? I remember seeing one with some young cousins back in the late 1970s. (Possibly this one (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076975/), it was a long time ago.)

I didn't knew something like that existed:D. I mean OP can watch any Spiderman movie because all of them are about nerd transformation.

handy
August 10th, 2010, 12:28 PM
Try The Pirates of Silicone Valley (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168122/).

& "Triumph of the Nerds (http://vodpod.com/watch/383144-video-triumph-of-nerds-steve-jobs-bill-gates-1-of-3-triumph-of-the-nerds-valley-dailymotion-share-your-videos)"

I think Woz' fits the bill brilliantly. :)

Tristam Green
August 10th, 2010, 01:53 PM
OP:

http://www.tribute.ca/tribute_objects/images/movies/Weird_Science/WeirdScience.jpg


Try The Pirates of Silicone Valley (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168122/).

"Pirates of Silicon* Valley"

"Pirates of Silicone Valley" sounds like a bad porno title.

koenn
August 10th, 2010, 02:04 PM
"Pirates of Silicone Valley" sounds like a bad porno title.
a dirty mind is a joy forever

:)

samalex
August 10th, 2010, 03:46 PM
You guys named virtually every one of my fave movies/documentaries :)
- Revolution OS
- Pirates of Silicon Valley
- WarGames
- AntiTrust

Though not a film, if you can find the Nova episode 'The KGB, The Computer, and Me' (IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308449/)) from 1990, it's an episode about an astronomer named Cliff Stoll who spent a year tracking down a KGB hacker who was breaking into the LBL computers at Berkeley from Germany, all starting from a 75 cent accounting error. It's based on his book The Cuckoo's Egg which is a great read!

As for other films, though it's a kids book, the Percy Jackson books are great, and the movie is okay -- though the book was 10x better (movie was changed SO much from the book).

Hmm, others that come to mind:
- Daryl
- The Explorers
- Weird Science (someone else mentioned, but great flick)
- The Net
- Electric Dreams is great, though not about a hacker that gets famous. One of the BEST soundtracks!
- Takedown (supposed to be about Mitnick -- not accurate at all, but a good movie)
- Freedom Downtime (neat documentary put out by the fine folks at 2600)

And of course -- Office Space!

Sam