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Enemy of the State **** (1998, Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Tom Sizemore, Gabriel Byrne, Ian Hart, Jake Busey, Scott Caan, Jason Lee) – Classic Movie Review 751

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Will Smith and Gene Hackman are ideally cast and give outstanding star performances in director Tony Scott’s 1998 pounding, edge-of-seat conspiracy thriller that really is the business.

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Smith stars as lawyer Robert Dean, who finds he’s in mortal danger from renegade government agents after he takes possession of a computer disk containing evidence of a political assassination recorded on film by a birdwatcher’s camera.

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Dean’s bank accounts are closed, he is fired from his job and his wife is told lies about him having affairs. His only hope of survival is a mysterious former government agent known as Brill (Hackman).

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Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Tom Sizemore, Gabriel Byrne, Ian Hart, Jake Busey, Scott Caan and Jason Lee are in the exceptional cast.

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There’s excellent work by writer David Marconi, cinematographer Dan Mindel and composer Trevor Rabin. Scott directs like a man on fire.

© Derek Winnert 2014 Classic Film Review 751 derekwinnert.com

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