Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State

Tony Scott (1998)

133min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Expert direction by Tony Scott and a winning central performance by Will Smith give this cracking hi-tech thriller extra edge and appeal. When an incriminating tape revealing the murder of congressman Jason Robards accidentally ends up in Smith's possession, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by corrupt Jon Voight and his posse of electronic trackers, who use spy satellites, transmitters and all manner of undercover gizmos to trace him. Only retired spook (and class act) Gene Hackman can help the increasingly desperate Smith to survive. The Fugitive meets The Conversation in this dynamically exciting action adventure that's both intriguing and scarily thought-provoking.

Summary

A chance encounter with an old friend derails a successful lawyer's fast-track career, plunging him headlong into a deadly game of cat and mouse with relentless government agents capable of anticipating his every move. He quickly realises the only way to save his own life is to expose the truths his pursuers seem so intent on covering up, and seeks out a former intelligence agent to take them on at their own game. Thriller, starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight and Lisa Bonet.

Cast & Crew

Robert Clayton Dean Will Smith
Brill Gene Hackman
Reynolds Jon Voight
Rachel Banks Lisa Bonet
Carla Dean Regina King
Congressman Albert Stuart Wilson
Christa Hawkins Laura Cayouette
Hicks Loren Dean
Pratt Barry Pepper
Daniel Leon Zavitz Jason Lee
Fake Brill Gabriel Byrne
Fiedler Jack Black
Selby Seth Green
Director Tony Scott
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKGuidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama