Echelon Conspiracy

Synopsis: Max Peterson is a globe-trotting techno-whiz who installs security systems on computers. He receives an anonymous gift: a phone which sends messages that enable him to win at a casino. Max soon finds himself pursed by hit men, the casino's security chief, and a CIA operative. Who's sending Max messages? Previous recipients of similar windfalls have ended up dead. After a couple of close scrapes, Max realizes he's in danger, so he tries to find out the root of the conspiracy - which seems to have access to every security camera in the world - before he's the next victim. Why is this happening to him, and who can he trust?
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Director(s): Greg Marcks
Production: AfterDark Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Everything okay down there?

Piece of cake.

- That locks it?

- Yep.

Centuries of Thai history... as Fort Knox.


Now, relax, I'm a professional.

Okay, now your servers are

down because of a power surge...

...or a grid malfunction,

or maybe even a bomb.

Now, if an intrudertries to reboot

your servers or access the data...

...he'll always get this screen.

Now, this is your

BIOS level password.

Without it, nothing

works in this room.


Oh, you memorized.

Always. Just in case.

- See?

- Good.

All right.

Oh, when do lights come back on?

Oh, right.

You're gonna have to

call an electrician.


Yes, Mr. Peterson.

Hi. Yes, my flight's tomorrow.

Global Skies flight 4400,

departing at four.

Would you like me to

arrange a taxi?

Yes, please.

And you have a package, sir.

And welcome back

to the broadcast.

Today in the US Congress,

debate continues to rage...

...over a controversial

security funding bill.

If passed, the measure,

known as Senate Bill 2330...

...will authorize the NSA to upgrade...

...its current surveillance

technology worldwide.

What kind of special rates do

you have this weekend?

We're offering a

half-price rate, sir.


Okay, book me for one more night.

And could you please...

Shall I re-book yourflight

with Global Skies?

That's right.

Global Skies flight 4400.

But leaving on Saturday instead.

No problem, Mr. Peterson.

Enjoy your stay.

Thanks a lot.

And in the US Congress today...

...controversial Senate Bill 2330

failed by a single vote.

NSA Director Raymond Burke... outspoken advocate forthe upgrade

was not available for comment.

And we're getting breaking news

now out of Bangkok, Thailand.

It seems Global Skies

flight 4400 has...

...crashed in a small town outside

Bangkok shortly aftertakeoff.

All 126 passengers were killed


No word yet as to what

might have caused...

...the crash of Global Skies

flight 4400.

Thank your managerfor

his innovative advertising.

It was a lifesaver.

- Literally.

- Advertising, sir?

The text message?

I'm not familiarwith our

promotional techniques, sir...

...but I'll pass your

compliments along.

No, the senderfield was blank.

Look, I'm looking right at it.

Unknown sender.

What do you mean,

"unknown sender?"

Okay, can you put a trace on it or


Why not?

The biggest news on Wall Street today

was the skyrocketing Syzor...

...which, by market close, had more

than tripled its value at opening bell.

If you own Syzor shares,

you're a happy investortonight.

Checking out.

Did you have a nice

stay with us, sir?

Yes, thanks.

You're all set, sir.

Have a nice flight.

Is something wrong, sir?

I think I need you to

change my flight again.

Sir, do you need a ride?

Taxis sit in traffic to pad meter.

My town car is flat 20 Euros.

Yeah, I don't know-

Sir, how can you

not trust this face?

All right. Where to?

My name is Yuri.

I am from Moscow.

Where are you from?

United States.

Ah, American.


What hotel are you staying in?

The Empire.

Good hotel.

Is that a GZT 650?

I'm sorry, what?

Your mobile. Your phone.

GPS capability, UMTS.

Hasn't hit the streets yet.

Where did you get it?

It was a gift.

Good gift.

If you need accessories, earpiece,

charger, let me know.

Driving job just part time.

I can unlock phone, anything you need.

Small fee.

All set, sir?


And how will you be paying?

You know what?

Make that a suite.

I've already spoken with DHL.

They said that the package came from

your mail order house.

That's correct.

I'm not denying that, sir.

I know you're not denying that.

I'm just trying to figure out who

paid forthe item that you sent me.

- I'm not allowed to disclose that.

- Why can't you disclose it?

It's strict company policy to protect

our clients' privacy rights, sir.

I'll call you back.

Hey. How you doing?

I was wondering if

I could play this slot.

I'm superstitious about this number.

Sorry, I'm keeping this one

warm for my wife overthere.

I'll give you 20 Euros.

Okay, 40. You can pocket 20 and

you can give the rest to yourwife.

A hundred Euros.



Sir. Bettertake a look at this.

What do you got?

This guy paid forthat guy's

seat at the slot...

...then hit us for 100,000

Euros... he knew the machine

would pay off.

Send up his stats.


Hotel guest Max Peterson.

Arrived today from Bangkok.

American citizen, born in Omaha.

Is he in our books?

He's a ghost.

Nothing in our database or Interpol's.

Well, let's keep an eye on him.

- For you, sir. Well done.

- Thank you.

Cash or chips, sir?


Zoom in on him there.

Get you anything?

Ginger ale.

You know, make that

Scotch, neat.

Your bets, please.


That's 100,000.

Good luck.


Play that again.

All right, stop it there.

Zoom in.


It's his phone.

Send in Martin.

Could you hold

onto these for me?

Mobiles are forbidden in casino.

There. Happy?


This is Max Peterson.

You picked me up earlier.

Max with the GZT-650.

Right. I need your help.

I need to be able to read text messages

without looking at my phone.


Cell phones aren't allowed in the


You want to cheat.

No! No, no, no.

It's my mother.

She needs to contact me.

Your mother.

Okay, I hook you up.

I'll call Radio Shack.

No Radio Shack in Prague.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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