Enemy of the State (1998)

Invasion of Privacy

Blu-ray, 2h 12min
Rating: 7.3
Votes: 221321
Languages: English
Country: USA
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: David Marconi

Plot outline

A lawyer becomes targeted by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a politically motivated crime.

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A lawyer becomes targeted by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a politically motivated crime. - Kenneth Chisholm

Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith) is a mild-mannered lawyer who works in Washington, D.C. He is on the trail of a kingpin named Paulie Pintero (Tom Sizemore). Meanwhile, a politician named Thomas Brian Reynolds (Jon Voight) is negotiating with Representative Phillip Hammersley (Jason Robards, Jr.) about a new surveillance system with satellites. But, Hammersley declines; Reynolds has Hammersley killed, but the murder is caught on tape, and the taper is chased by Reynolds' team of N.S.A. Agents. The guy must ditch the tape, so he plants it on Dean (unbeknownst to Dean). Then, the N.S.A. decides to get into Dean's life. That is when Dean's life began to fall apart all around him, with his wife and job both gone. Dean wants to find out what is going on. Then, he meets a man named "Brill" (Gene Hackman), who tells him that Dean has something that the government wants. Dean and Brill formulate a plan to get Dean's life back and turn the tables on Reynolds. - John Wiggins

A successful lawyer finds himself the target of a treacherous N.S.A. official and his goons after receiving evidence to a politically motivated murder, the only man that can help him is a former government operative turned surveillance expert. - mystic80

Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith) is a successful labor lawyer based in Washington, D.C. He has a beautiful wife and adorable son with a nice house located in Georgetown. But things take a turn for the surreal, when a chance encounter with an old friend leaves him evidence of a politically-motivated murder. On the run from a treacherous N.S.A. official and his men, he comes into contact with a former government operative and surveillance expert, who is his only way out. - Mystic80

When lawyer Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith) meets an old pal accidentally, he does not know the trouble that is going to hit him. His pal, being pursued badly, slips him a disc without Robert reckoning - before being killed. Soon, Robert is believed to have something that others want - but what? Later, he stumbles across a set-up that would render him the main suspect of a gruesome murder, hadn't he dropped by. Being shown several bugs by Edward "Brill" Lyle (Gene Hackman), a trustable contact of the victim, Robert learns quickly about the fire he's playing with - and decides to win instead of giving up. The murder case of a staged suicide by a U.S. Representative may cause some heads to roll, if the disc containing the proof can be found in time and delivered to its destination - by the right party, that is. - Julian Reischl

Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith) is just a successful and gutsy labor lawyer when he runs into an old college friend who was a big hurry. Unbeknownst to him, that friend secretly drops a disc and viewer containing footage of a political assassination overseen by the senior advisor to the National Security Agency. Unfortunately, that politician soon learns what Dean has in his possession and secretly uses the vast resources of the N.S.A. to find, investigate and stop him before he goes public. Soon, Dean finds himself on the run, with his assests frozen, his loved ones watched and actively hunted by N.S.A. Agents using all the survellience technology they have available. Not knowing what is going, Dean must stay one step ahead while trying to figure out the cause of this mess. - Kenneth Chisholm