"Chloe, I need to know what building corresponds to these schematics. Do a schematics match with all buildings in LA."
"Jack, the building's working name, lot data, file reference and LOCATION are all on there."
Don't you love how all the big scenes where the bad guys (or sometimes the good guys) are trying to brute-force the password (probably a pass code for launching nuclear missiles), you see all the combinations flashing on the screen, and one by one, each digit or letter locks in? If any given password they tried is wrong, how can they possibly know they've got part of it right? What on earth kind of security system out there tells you, "Wrong password, try again...but hey, here's a hint to help you break in and take over our system: you've got the first 5 characters correct."
Moreover, if you remember each of these scenes, every time another letter or number is filled in, the rest of the positions are flashing wildly from letter to letter...but the problem there aren't really very many characters to try. If there is some way to know for each character position whether the value there is correct, any time you move on to the next position all you have to do is try every single possible letter, digit, or symbol, an operation that would be near-instantaneous, just a few hundred or thousand possible values. But instead it sits there cycling for 5 minutes or so, until the next position locks in as correct. So even accepting the above movie inaccuracy regarding the way any sane security system would work, the portrayal still doesn't make sense, because each position would be solved in a fraction of a second.
Is it me, or is every movie coder since Sandra Bullock in The Net capable of typing hundreds of lines of code per minute, while still having time to chug a can of Diet Coke every fifteen seconds? If someone can point me to the typing school they all use, I'd appreciate it...