Enemy of the State (1998)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Lisa Bonet Rachel Banks
Jake Busey
Gabriel Byrne
Loren Dean Hicks
Gene Hackman Brill
Ian Hart Bingham
Regina King Carla Dean
Barry Pepper Pratt
Tom Sizemore Pintero (uncredited)
Will Smith Robert Clayton Dean
Jon Voight Reynolds
Stuart Wilson Congressman Albert
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Mystery; Science-Fiction; Sci-Fi
Director Tony Scott
Studio Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 150 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The action producing-directing team of Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott is back with another thrill-a-minute ride called Enemy of the State. Taking its "innocent man accidentally caught up in political corruption" story from such films as Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation, Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor, they turn up the high-tech volume in an attempt to create the ultimate action film. Robert Clayton Dean, played by Will Smith, is a devoted father, husband, and attorney shopping for a sexy gift for his wife. What he doesn't know is that he was given a videotape from a friend (Jason Lee) regarding the recent murder of a U.S. senator led by corrupt National Security Agency official Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight). Now Reynolds is after Dean to cover his tracks or, as the audience soon finds out, frame Dean for Rachel's murder. Since Dean isn't up on his high-tech gadgetry, he needs the aid of ex-intelligence operative Brill (Gene Hackman). Between the explosions and chases is the subtext of George Orwell's 1984 mantra "beware of big brother," as Dean realizes that in the modern world, there is no such thing as total privacy. — Arthur Borman
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 717951001634
Chapters 29
Release Date 6/15/1999
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Production Featurette
Filmmakers Featurette
Theatrical Trailer
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