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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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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

This movie marks the second time Bruce Willis has battled a soldier believed to have died years before the events of the movie take place. The first was "Die Hard 2" (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Art is driving the ambulance, we see it from the front, with the word "Ambulance" clearly readable. However, the word is always printed in reverse on the front of an ambulance, so that it can be read by drivers looking in their rear-view mirror. The film has not been flipped, because it's clear that Art is sitting in the ordinary driver's seat. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

London Jam
Written by Pelham Goddard and Christopher 'Tambo' Herbert
Performed by Chicago State University Steel Band
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Bruce Rising
3 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure why this film is getting so much flack on here, i really just don't understand it, this is one of Bruce's better pictures and i've seen most of his work. The character development in this film is particularly good between Bruce and the little autistic boy. The plot was very good also, he has to protect this little boy from some super bad guys, led by Alec Baldwin's character the head of the NSA,, no such agency. There are some very funny moments in here, but the movie has lot's of action in it, filmed mostly in Chicago, but the important thing here i think is the relationship of Bruce's character and the little boy's character, the boys parents are murdered so "Art" has to take him into his care while he tries to protect him from the bad guys. Overall this is a very good picture, and deserves a higher rating on here.


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