Movies are a high-tech business. But what happens when IT takes a role in front of the cameras? Show us your film buff skills!
LAST UPDATED: 09/10/2017
In the WikiLeaks movie, The Fifth Estate, who plays Julian Assange?
- James Corden
- Benedict Cumberbatch
- Robert Downey Junior
- Tom Hiddlestone
TRUE or FALSE? Bill Gates makes a cameo appearance in Facebook movie The Social Network (2010)
Which tech CEO appears in Iron Man 2?
- Elon Musk
- Larry Ellison
In Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), James Bond's phone is also a stun gun, lock pick, fingerprint reader and BMW remote control. Who made it?
TRUE or FALSE? In 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) the name HAL was produced by shifting 'IBM' by one letter.
- FALSE - Denied by Kubrick and Clarke
In Back To The Future II, which year do they travel to?
What is the name of the virtual world in Tron (1982) and its disappointing sequel Tron: Legacy (2010)?
- The Matrix
- The Grid
- The Zone
- The Nexus
In the Italian Job (1969) how does Professor Peach (Benny Hill) use his computer skills?
- To hack the Turin traffic system
- To re-direct bank funds
- To blow the bloody doors off
Which product name was stolen from Blade Runner (the author's family claim)?
- Microsoft, Vista
- Nokia, Lumia
- Google, Nexus
- Sony, Xperia
Sneakers (1992) is a good hacker movie (really). Which security guru consulted on it, in exchange for an introduction to Robert Redford?
- Blowfish inventor Bruce Schneier
- RSA co-creator Len Adleman
- Public-key pioneer Whit Diffie
- PGP inventor, Phil Zimmerman
In Terminator (1984), a US defence network called Skynet becomes an intelligent menace. In what year does this (fictional) event happen?
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) features some clever technology called Clean Slate. What does it do?
- Cleans iPad touchscreens
- Erases people from online databases
- Manages offender rehabilitation
Independence Day (1996) features a surprisingly flexible virus which infects alien hardware. Which actor plays the character who creates it?
- Will Smith
- Jeff Goldblum
- Bill Pullman
Hewlett Packard has said that the influential movie Minority Reprt (2002) inspired it to perform technology research in which field?
- Psychic prediction
- Gesture-based user interaces
- Cloud computing
In the silly infosecurity/rollerblading epic Hackers (1995), Angelina Jolie says her laptop has a P6 RISC chip which runs three times as fast as a Pentium. What is wrong with this?
- The P6 went six times faster than the Pentium
- The P6 is not a RISC chip
- Her laptop is a MacBook with a Motorola chip, anyway
- All of the above
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