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Incentives in "Swordfish"
by Dirk Mateer `

John Travolta is a rogue federal agent who believes that the best way to fight terrorism is to respond to each act of terror with a response that is greater in magnitude than the original act. This is a short, moving scene that will spur a spirited classroom discussion of the costs and benefits of deterrence.

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"Swordfish" by Director: Dominic Sena, Producers: Joel Silver and Jonathan D. Krane (2001) A rogue federal agent believes that the best way to fight terrorism is to respond to each act of terror with a response that is greater in magnitude than the original act.