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Enemy of the state

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Hot Hollywood favourite Will Smith stars with two time Academy award-winner Gene Hackman in a high-powered suspense thriller where non-stop action meets cutting edge technology!

Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith) is a successful Washington DC attorney who - without his knowledge - is given a video that ties a top official of the USA National Security Agency (Oscar-winner Jon Voight) to a political murder! Instantly, every aspect of Dan's once normal life is targeted by a lethal team of skilled NSA surveillance operatives, who wage a relentless, ultra hi-tech campaign to discredit him and retrieve the incriminating evidence.

Get ready for the action to explode as Dean desperately races to reclaim his life and prove his innocence before it's too late!

Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film action adventure hero spy murder identity assassination thriller government conspiracy

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

90s technoparanoia.

Enemy of the state is a standard Hollywood spy thriller, which means that there's action, chasing, explosions, spy-tech, government agencies, plots, counter-cultures, deaths and marital difficulties. It's also very entertaining, very exciting and very intense. Everyone portrays their appropriate part in an appropriate manner (although I am getting tired of Jon Voight playing the bad guy).

That's all you need to know. If you like this sort of film (average Joe gets picked on by the nasty government, takes them on and wins), then you'll like this film. Nuff said.

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence, medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

132 minutes (2:12 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 7 July 1999
DVD retail: 13 September 2006 - Double pack
DVD retail: 7 February 2007 - Extended version
Blu-ray retail: 18 April 2007

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