Enemy of the State

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Touchstone Pictures Released 1998

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Director:
Tony Scott (I)
Released:
1998
Rating:
R

Clayton Dean is a brave labor lawyer currently caught up in a dangerous case involving the mafia. As if that wasn't risky enough, Dean becomes a key target in an NSA-organized murder cover-up after an old friend slips him condemning evidence while trying to escape NSA agents. The NSA, believing Dean knows everything, set out to destroy him. They bug his home and clothes, they ruin his family life and finances. Dean has no options but run and keep running until he meets Edward Lyle, a retired NSA agent who wants to help.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    It has a hurtling pace, nonstop intensity and a stylish, appealing performance by Will Smith in his first real starring role.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A solid and satisfying commercial venture with more than enough pizazz to overcome occasional lapses in moment-to-moment plausibility.

  • 70

    Variety Emanuel Levy

    Sporadically entertaining, though it lacks the kind of political urgency and emotional resonance so crucial to many similarly themed '70s movies.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Probably Will Smith's best film.

    8.5
    I thought this was a well done film. It had an actor from classic 1970's film in Gene Hackman & an actor from a more contemporary school of acting in WIll Smith. I thought the plot was well constructed and the film was effective. I guess there are some people who do live "off the grid" but not in the homeless sense of it. Its not something you generally think about. Made me think. I recommend it.moreless
  • Almost perfect.

    10
    Love this movie. Plot/story/acting.
Will Smith

Will Smith

Robert Clayton Dean

Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman

Edward Lyle

Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne

Brill

Jon Voight

Jon Voight

Thomas Brian Reynolds

Barry Pepper

Barry Pepper

David Pratt

Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson

Congressman Sam Albert

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    • Production budget -  $90,000,000
      Domestic gross - $111,549,836 (15th)
      Worldwide gross - $250,649,836 (13th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $194,082,444
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $436,098,649

    • Other production companies:
      Don Simpson / Jerry Bruckheimer Films
      Scott Free Productions
      No Such Productions
      Buena Vista Pictures
      (US distributor)

    • Filming locations:
      Baltimore, Maryland
      Canter's, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      Chasen's Restaurant, Beverly Hills, California
      Craven Estate, Pasadena, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Washington, District of Columbia

    • Taglines:
      1. In God we trust. The rest we monitor.
      2. It's not paranoia if they're really after you.
      3. The only privacy left is inside of your head.

    • Music:
      O Come All Ye Faithful

      (Also known as "Adeste Fidelis")
      Music attributed to John Reading
      Arranged by Margaret Dorn, Linda Lawley, Danny Pelfrey
      Performed by The Accidentals
      Good King Wenceslas
      Arranged by Dick Walter
      Trigger Hippie
      Written by Paul Godfrey, Ross Godfrey and Skye Edwards
      Performed by Morcheeba
      Hark the Herald Angels Sing
      Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
      Arranged by Richard Harvey
      The Twelve Days of Christmas
      Arranged by Richard Harvey
      Guilty
      Written by Lennox Brown
      Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
      Written by Johnny Marks
      Performed by Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers
      6 Underground
      Written by Chris Corner
      Performed by 'The Sneaker Pimps'
      Played in the lingerie store scene

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Thrillers, Politics