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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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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

Second film Alec Baldwin did with director Harold Becker. The first was Malice (1993). See more »

Goofs

The "$1,500 gun" that Jeffries identifies as the weapon used to kill Simon's mom and dad is a H&K P7. More suspicious than the fact that the gun is very rare and expensive would have been the fact that the barrel would have been an extended threaded barrel to attach a suppressor. These are only purchased when a person intends to add a silencer to the gun. See more »

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[first lines]
FBI Supervisor Hartley: Let's go down.
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Referenced in Watch the Mercury Rising (1999) See more »

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Woody Waltz
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Written by Darrell Calker
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Killed by its own premise
13 January 2007 | by 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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