Swordfish, directed by Dominic Sena Essay
A Development of Theory and Character
Swordfish is a dark counter-espionage action thriller about power, money, sacrifice and 21st-century breaking and entering. Over the course of this paper characters will be introduced and then systematically compared to the rational choice theory and categorized by their actions. First, a review of the movie must be completed. Second, a thorough examination of the rational choice theory will be conducted. Lastly, the selected characters will then be examined against the rational choice theory to explain why each character engages in their criminal activity.
Swordfish starts off in a showdown between Gabriel Shear’s American terrorist group and the entire gambit …show more content…
Stanley takes the money and meets with the unknown man who turns out to be Gabriel. Gabriel explains to him that there is a DEA slush fund that contains 9.5 billion dollars. He needs Stanley to make a worm to hack into the account and steal the money so he, Gabriel can fund his American terrorist group. Stanley goes along with the plan until he has a change of heart at the end of the operation in the World Banc. Stanley decides to enact some code that he had written and uses that code to take the money from the slush fund and send it to other accounts all around the world and change the account every few seconds so there is no way to access the money. Gabriel then hangs Ginger and threatens to kill