In the Realm of the Hackers

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In The Realm of the Hackers
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A wild ride that takes us headlong into the risky but intoxicating world of the computer underground.
Directed by Kevin Anderson
Produced by Franco di Chiera
Written by Kevin Anderson
Starring Dan Spielman, Nathan Phillips, Ernie Gray, Suelette Dreyfus
Narrated by Robert Menzies
Music by Al Mullins, Janine de Lorenzo
Cinematography Kevin Anderson
Edited by Uri Mizrahi
Distributed by Film Australia
Release dates
  • 2003 (2003)
Running time
55 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget AU$400,000

In The Realm of the Hackers is a 2003 Australian documentary[1] directed by Kevin Anderson about the prominent hacker community, centered in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980s until early 1990. The storyline is centered on the Australian teenagers going by the hacker names "Electron" and "Phoenix", who were members of an elite computer hacking group called The Realm and hacked into some of the most secure computer networks in the world, including those of the US Naval Research Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a government lab charged with the security of the US nuclear stockpile, and NASA. The film runs for 55 minutes and was inspired by the book Underground, by Melbourne-based writer and academic Suelette Dreyfus.[2]

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