Richard C. Spense
Running Time: 91'
Main Cast :
Rutger Hauer - David "Coroner" Marx
Tara Fitzgerald - Kris Paddock
Andrew McCarthy - Kurt Bishop
Derek Kueter - Security Guard
John Bondi - Candy Man
Jeffrey Smith and Ehren Kruger
Late one night in the heart of a Silicon Valley software design firm, two engineers put the finishing touches on their brilliant new program, The Rosetta Stone, an unbreakable encryption security program that will make them kings of the computer age.
But Kurt Bishop, a high-tech, low-tolerance software pirate, storms in with a plan to hijack a load of memory chips.
He stumbles across the ingenious program that he knows will net him billions and guns down one of the designers to get it. Enter hardened veteran detective David Marx, nicknamed “Coroner” for his dogged attachment to dead cases.
Not one for protocol, he assigns himself to the case and immediately clashes with Kris Paddock, a cocky, brainy computer espionage agent with the FBI, more interested in virtual felonies than old-fashioned murder investigations.
Following Marx's instincts and Kris' electronic trails, a cat and mouse game ensues as Bishop races to get his hands on the missing codes and stays one step ahead of his pursuers.
Bishop tracks down the other designer, brutally murdering him when the man doesn't give him what he wants. Luckily, the disc with the vital information has fallen into the possession of Marx and Kris. With the help of a brilliant teenage computer hacker, the unlikely team sets a trap for Bishop.
But Bishop is wise to their strategy.
He kidnaps Kris, leaving Marx with an ultimatum: turn over the disc or Kris dies. The FBI, however, has seen Rosetta's potential, and refuses to part with it for the sake of an agent deemed expendable in light of this program's vast possibilities.
Valuing human life more than matters of national security, Marx must save Kris alone. When this clever cop goes head to head with this super-tech criminal and the FBI, the outcome will fry your circuits and blow your hard drive!!!
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