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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Art Jeffries
... Nick Kudrow
... Simon Lynch
... Tommy B. Jordan
... Stacey
... Dean Crandell
... Leo Pedranski (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
... Emily Lang
... Peter Burrell (as L.L. Ginter)
... Shayes
... Lomax
... Martin Lynch
... Jenny Lynch
... Supervisor Hartley
... 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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,104,715, 5 April 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,940,507, 5 July 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,107,289
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene is Kudrow's wine cellar has Kudrow accusing Jeffries of watching too many SUV commercials. The irony of this, is that both Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin have done voice over work for those types of ads. Willis has done ads for the Toyota Tundra and Baldwin has done ads for Chevy/GMC. See more »

Goofs

As Simon removed the cap from the marker before starting a puzzle, he set the cap down. The next few shots, the cap was attached to the marker as he was working on that puzzle. When he finished the puzzle, the cap is back on the table and he picked it up from the table. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Evil (Is Going On)
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by KoKo Taylor
Courtesy of Alligator Records
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Mercury Rising
24 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Willis is impressive (and softer) as an F.B.I. agent who protects an autistic boy who has cracked a major government code. Baldwin appears as the man who is threatened by the young boys' actions. Surprisingly good film with a more toned down type of hero for star Willis.


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