Enemy of the State

Closed Capationed Starring: Will Smith & Gene Hackman Director: Tony Scott  Rated: R: Restricted
It's not paranoia if they're really after you
Enemy of the State
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Touchstone / Disney
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Why are they after me'"--Robert Dean (Will Smith)
"You have something they want."--Brill (Gene Hackman)
"I don't have anything!"--Dean
"Maybe you do and you don't know it."
  - Brill
"What the hell is happening'!"--Dean
"I blew up the building."--Brill
"Why'!"--Dean
"Because you made a phone call!"
  - Brill
"If you live another day, I'll be very impressed."
  - Brill to Dean

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 12/10/1998
"...[A] dynamic thriller....[Will Smith] is sensational..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/08/1999
"...A high-adrenaline action thriller....Smith is a fresh choice..." -- Rating: B
USA Today - 12/11/1998
"...[A] brisk, grown-up thriller...Will Smith delivers a terrifically ingratiating performance..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 11/20/1998
"...It has a hurtling pace, nonstop intensity, and a stylish, appealing performance by Will Smith..."
Ultimate DVD - 07/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "Hackman is fantastic....[The film is] one of Scott's best."

Plot Synopsis:

In Tony Scott's ENEMY OF THE STATE, a lawyer unwittingly discovers evidence of a serious politically-motivated crime. Federal agents eager to cover up their crime proceed to turn his life upside-down and ruin his reputation, thanks to the latest in high-tech surveillance techniques. The film features various connections to Francis Ford Coppola's brilliant 1974 film, THE CONVERSATION.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Technology | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: November 20, 1998.
  • Filmed in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.
  • ENEMY OF THE STATE is closely connected to Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 film, THE CONVERSATION, which also stars Gene Hackman. A past photograph of Hackman's character, Brill, in ENEMY OF THE STATE is actually a shot of Hackman as Harry Caul in THE CONVERSATION. It's implied that they are the same character under different aliases.
  • The film also shares similarities with Wim Wenders's THE END OF VIOLENCE, which shares actors Gabriel Byrne and Loren Dean, as well as a similar techno-surveillance theme.
  • Jason Robards, Philip Baker Hall, Tom Sizemore, and Seth Green make uncredited appearances in the film.

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  • Sales Rank: 76,964
  • UPC: 717951001634
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