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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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Dean Crandell
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Leo Pedranski (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
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Emily Lang
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Peter Burrell (as L.L. Ginter)
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Martin Lynch
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Edgar Halstrom
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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) (5 April 1998)

Gross:

$32,940,507 (USA) (5 July 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Second movie starring Bruce Willis to feature a character named "Simon" , the first one was Die Hard With A Vengence(1995) 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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Connections

Featured in Watch the Mercury Rising (1999) See more »

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Woody Waltz
From Woody Woodpecker Cartoon
Written by Darrell Calker
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Killed by its own premise
13 January 2007 | by (Camberley, England) – See all my reviews

This movie has one huge problem: *its basic premise makes no sense at all*. Killing the kid is in absolutely nobody's interest. His codebreaking skill would be of immeasurable value to the very people who are trying to kill him, while safeguarding the code without killing him would be fairly straightforward. This is so obvious that it essentially ruins the whole movie.

The rest of the movie is OK if you ignore that problem. The performances are generally good, and Miko Hughes is excellent as Simon. There is nothing here you haven't seen a dozen times before, but it's generally well done. It's not worth making any real effort to see this movie, but you probably won't have a bad time if you do.


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