Hackers Wanted

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Hackers Wanted
Directed bySam Bozzo
Written bySam Bozzo
Produced byDana Brunetti
Kevin Spacey
StarringAdrian Lamo
Steve Wozniak
Leo Laporte
Kevin Rose
Marcus Ranum
John Draper
John Arquilla
Kevin Lee Poulsen
Narrated byKevin Spacey
CinematographyDan Park
Edited bySam Bozzo
Distributed byTrigger Street Productions
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States

Hackers Wanted is an unreleased American documentary film.

Directed and written by Sam Bozzo, the film explores the origins and nature of hackers and hacking by following the adventures of Adrian Lamo, and contrasting his story with that of controversial figures throughout history. The film is narrated by Kevin Spacey.

Originally named "Can You Hack It?" in 2007,[1] the film failed to get a conventional release, according to Lamo, because of conflicts between its producer and others on the team. The more commonly cited reason is a problem with the quality of the finished product. On May 20, 2010, a version of the film was leaked to BitTorrent. Lamo has stated that he had no involvement in the leak.[2]

It's ironic that a film about overcoming barriers, about new technologies, about thinking differently, had to come to the public eye by being hacked out of the hands of people who, after making a film about the free flow of information, tried to lock away that information forever. The truth tends to itself.

— Adrian Lamo[2]

On June 12, 2010, a director's cut version of the film was also leaked onto torrent sites.[3] This version of the film contains additional footage and is significantly different from the one previously leaked.

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  1. ^ "Can You Hack It? (2007)". Internet Movie Database. May 20, 2007. Archived from the original on October 18, 2007. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
  2. ^ a b enigmax (May 20, 2010). "Unreleased 'Hackers Wanted' Movie Leaks To BitTorrent". TorrentFreak. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
  3. ^ enigmax (June 13, 2010). "Director Sam Bozzo On BitTorrent and the Movie Industry". TorrentFreak. Retrieved June 13, 2010.

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