Mercury Rising

  • 15
  • Harold Becker (1998)
  • US
  • 106 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Prior to his box-office success with The Sixth Sense, Bruce Willis was paired with another young lead in this minor thriller, which is a tad more imaginative than most action fare. Willis stars as a renegade government operative who becomes protector of an autistic child (Miko Hughes) who has cracked the supposedly impenetrable Mercury security code. Alec Baldwin plays the crooked national security man who's determined to hunt them down. Director Harold Becker manages to impart a little depth to the relationship between Willis and Hughes among all the chases and shoot-outs, but the psychological backdrop is too contrived.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin. When an autistic nine-year-old boy innocently cracks a government super-code, only maverick FBI agent Art Jeffries can protect him from the assassins on his trail.

Cast and crew

Cast

Art Jeffries
Bruce Willis
Nicholas Kudrow
Alec Baldwin
Simon Lynch
Miko Hughes
Tommy B Jordan
Chi McBride
Stacey
Kim Dickens
Dean Crandell
Robert Stanton
Leo Padranski
Bodhi Pine Elfman
Emily Lang
Carrie Preston

Crew

Director
Harold Becker

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Uca
Categories
Drama