Mercury Rising

Mercury Rising

Harold Becker (1998)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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.


A top-secret government agency has developed a seemingly unbreakable code - only for an autistic boy to crack it in an instant. Assassins succeed in gunning down his parents, but a maverick FBI agent investigating their deaths finds the child hiding in a closet, and resolves to shield him from the hitmen on his trail. Thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin and Miko Hughes.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Harold Becker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray