Angela Bennett is a freelance software engineer who lives in a world of computer technology. When a cyber friend asks Bennett to debug a new game, she inadvertently becomes involved in a conspiracy that will soon turn her life upside down and make her the target of an assassination.
No idea how this got past Quality Assurance... Roger Ebert correctly identifies it as "an assembly of Hitchcock situations in search of a story", but bafflingly gives it three stars (out of four). Hal Hinson of the Washington Post observes that the plot if The Net is:
[…] pure baloney [but] even worse is that the filmmakers define their heroine in terms that are purely reactionary. Without a man to bounce Angela off of, they don't seem to know what to do with her, and as a result they keep inventing piggish, self-involved male characters that do more to emphasize her poor judgment in men than to reveal her personality.