Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State

DVD - 1998
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A Washington D.C. Attorney finds his life in danger when he is given a video that ties a top official of the national security agency to a political murder.
Publisher: [Burbank, Calif.] : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [c1998].
Edition: Widescreen (2.35:1) version.
ISBN: 9780788814914
0788814915
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 132 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.

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Reading_Right
Dec 13, 2017

Absolutely outrageous Leftist propaganda! And the real clincher: it's done extremely badly.
Unbelievably absurd script. Mostly Leftist anti-American actors playing their version of supposed "right-wing" characters. The problem (besides just how bad the film, story, & dialog is) is that in real life, the fascism comes from the Left. (Something that Follywood continuously tries to turn 180.) This is one reason the Film comes off so phony. e.g. Note how ridiculous & unrealistic all the characters reactions & dialog is in almost all situations.

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akirakato
Jun 21, 2016

This is a 1998 American high-tech political thriller directed by Tony Scott.
It is about a group of U.S. National Security Agency agents conspiring to kill a U.S. Congressman and the cover up that ensues after a tape of the murder is discovered.
With action-packed sequences, the film reminds me of "French Connection," in which Gene Hackman played a pivotal role.
In this film, Hackman plays as Edward "Brill" Lyle, who once worked for National Security Agency as a communications expert but who now works as a shadowy surveillance and intelligence specialist.
This movie keeps you breathless at the edge of your seat while a series of nonstop actions with cutting-edge technology make your brain whirling.
It is one of best action films.

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StarGladiator
Feb 05, 2016

To those of us familiar with remobs, infinity transmitters, step-tone harmonic signals and spy satellites [and presently nanosatellites], deep packet inspection, zappers, and miscellaneous other stuff, this incredible movie was right on target and, as it turned out, not really ahead of its time at all, but seriously current with the times. Great performances all around, great script except for one eensy error, likening // shyster \\ as a Jewish term [think the script writer was confused with shylock ??], when shyster was coined by a NYC reporter covering Tammany Hall back in that era, and used the Dutch nickname for the fellows who followed horse-drawn wagons [as in horse droppings] and cleaned up after them - - corrupt politicians and attorneys!

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StarGladiator
Nov 09, 2015

We now know - - from the Equation Group [Kaspersky Labs and Snowden leaks], the TAO section [Snowden leaks], the various other Snowden leaks of hacking into the major SIM card manufacturer, the compromising of China's autonous systems, the agreements with the Five Eyes [English-speaking countries, formerly known as Echelon], and a host of backdoors in Microsft, Apple, and smartphones, that Enemy of the State was really rather tame [Just read O'Harrow's book from some years back, No Place To Hide].
Or one can view this as a most prescient movie. [As for the Sony and Target and IRS hacks, we certainly can surmise that they really aren't concerned with network security, after all, just financial intelligence and populace command & control.]

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hammer59
Sep 07, 2015

Classic!

Pure Hollywood though....portraying the US Government as some uber efficient technology master.

The REALITY is that these goobers couldn't prevent SONY, TARGET, the IRS----and scores of other institutions that are currently hacked into monthly NOW.

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TheeAvebury
Jun 25, 2015

The only film starring Will Smith that is bearable to watch at all.

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22950011069879
Feb 18, 2014

Welcome to 1984! It just got better! "An upgrade!" like Neo said in The Matrix : Reloaded.

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i_am
Jan 17, 2014

This film about NSA's surveillance of common citizens was 15 years ahead of its time as it touched upon a topic which is only now being discussed. Can the film that was seen only to be exciting, entertaining fiction till recently be dismissed as just that anymore?

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pronto1961
Nov 15, 2012

I had to wait until half the film was over to see gene hackman, but it was worth it.

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AudreyAnneB
Nov 07, 2012

Ce n'estpas normal que vous avez un seul DVD pour 100 personnes et plus!! tres mauvais et long temps d'attente! Mercii...

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