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Enemy of the State

  • Drama
  • 1998
  • Tony Scott
  • 133 mins
  • 15

Summary

Conspiracy thriller starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman and Jon Voight. Successful lawyer Robert Clayton Dean is out shopping when he unwittingly becomes the custodian of evidence to a political murder. Soon the bewildered Dean is on the run, trying to stay one step ahead of a sinister adversary who has an arsenal of hi-tech surveillance gadgetry at his disposal.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Expert direction by Tony Scott and a winning central performance by Will Smith give this cracking thriller plenty of 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 (a young Jack Black among them), 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Robert Clayton DeanWill Smith
BrillGene Hackman
ReynoldsJon Voight
Rachel BanksLisa Bonet
Carla DeanRegina King
Congressman AlbertStuart Wilson (1)
Christa HawkinsLaura Cayouette
HicksLoren Dean
PrattBarry Pepper
BinghamIan Hart
KrugJake Busey
JonesScott Caan
ZavitzJason Lee
"Brill"Gabriel Byrne
Jerry MillerJames LeGros
ShafferDan Butler
FiedlerJack Black
JamieJamie Kennedy
LennyGrant Heslov
HammerslyJason Robards
PinteroTom Sizemore
SelbySeth Green
Attorney Mark SilverbergPhilip Baker Hall
Ruby's sales clerkIvana Milicevic

Crew

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DirectorTony Scott

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista International UK
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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