I am another person who can't be objective about this film - it was a seminal part of my teenage years and in my opinion every frame is perfect - except for the Lorraine Bracco / Fisher Stevens pairing... I wanted to share my Jonny Lee Miller theory. I am convinced that JLM's character in Hackers is actually his Sherlock Holmes character from Elementary. He's a child genius who gets into computers early and gravitates towards antisocial behaviours / social groups. After the events of Hackers, him & Kate break up, he moves to the UK and becomes a heroin addict (Trainspotting), then sometime later gets clean, moves back to New York and sets himself up as a consulting detective, as portrayed in Elementary. It all fits!