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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.

Director:

Harold Becker

Writers:

Ryne Douglas Pearson (novel), Lawrence Konner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Art Jeffries
Alec Baldwin ... Nick Kudrow
Miko Hughes ... Simon Lynch
Chi McBride ... Tommy B. Jordan
Kim Dickens ... Stacey
Robert Stanton ... Dean Crandell
Bodhi Elfman ... Leo Pedranski (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
Carrie Preston ... Emily Lang
Lindsey Ginter ... Peter Burrell (as L.L. Ginter)
Peter Stormare ... Shayes
Kevin Conway ... Lomax
John Carroll Lynch ... Martin Lynch
Kelley Hazen ... Jenny Lynch
John Doman ... Supervisor Hartley
Richard Riehle ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mercury Falling See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,104,715, 5 April 1998

Gross USA:

$32,940,507

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,107,289
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The wine that Art opens in Kudrow's basement is Chateau Petrus from Pomerol (identifiable by the red seal at the bottom left corner of the label), is probably the most expensive Bordeaux red wine, and contrary to what Art said in the movie, even young Petrus costs much more than 75 dollars per bottle. See more »

Goofs

When Art breaks the door to Simon's house, he closes it and the door clicks even though Art broke it. See more »

Quotes

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

The german TV-Channel RTL cut all of the violence out of the movie, to send it on an earlier timespot (8.15pm). See more »

Connections

References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

London Jam
Written by Pelham Goddard and Christopher 'Tambo' Herbert
Performed by Chicago State University Steel Band
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Mercury Rising (DIDIER BECU)
10 September 2003 | by Didier-BecuSee all my reviews

It's not my fault but I really adore Bruce Willis...ask me who the God of cinema is and along with De Niro, Willis is my man and so it happens that even in mediocre thrillers I forget it all.... This is such a thriller that is based on a very stupid unrealistic scenario (an autistic boy is able to read the code that is used by the USQ government to protect their agents in countries like Iracq). Apart from some thrillerscenes it is the effect of a tearjerker as Miko Hughes must have played the best childrole that ever was seen in a movie but Willis finds his fatherrole as therefore he was just a cold FBI-agent. Everyone who has seen the movie will have their own list of things that couldn't have been possible, I know but this movie works anyway if you're just willing to forget some things of real life.


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