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Mercury Rising (1998)

Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

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Leo Pedranski (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
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Martin Lynch
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Storyline

Bruce Willis is an outcast FBI agent who protects a 9 year old autistic boy who is the target for assassins after cracking a top secret government code. Written by ShowBob <showbob@geocities.com>

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Taglines:

The boy no one could reach. The code no one could crack. The agent no one could stop. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mercury Falling  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,104,715 (USA) (3 April 1998)

Gross:

$32,940,507 (USA) (3 July 1998)
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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Later the same year, Miko Hughes would play an autistic child again in the Baywatch (1989) episode Dolphin Quest (#9.4). See more »

Goofs

When Art gets out of the ambulance and climbs the fence with Simon he goes over first and then lifts Simon over. Art holds Simon tightly as he crawls on the ground between the fence and a train track. Art pauses and peers down the highway having never released Simon. Then, one second later, Simon is a hundred yards down the track, behind Art, walking headlong into an oncoming train. It's impossible in the transpired time for Simon to have covered the distance at his meandering pace. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
FBI Supervisor Hartley: Let's go down.
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Soundtracks

London Jam
Written by Pelham Goddard and Christopher 'Tambo' Herbert
Performed by Chicago State University Steel Band
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Kids bring out the best in Bruce Willis
31 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I guess I am one of a few that really enjoyed this picture. For some reason I just felt the characters were very believable and the plot as well. I know it's just a movie but I wouldnt go as far as to say things like this don't happen. Bruce Willis is one of my favorites too, so maybe that is another reason I liked it so much. But anyone would have to agree that Miko Hughes, who portrayed the autistic 9yr old "Simon", gave a performance just as touching and realistic as the young boy from The Sixth Sense. Mercury Rising had good action, good dialogue and good emotion. And Bruce Willis gave that certain touch to make it a 10 to me.


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