15 certificateEnemy of the State is a Film programme that first aired in 1998 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Enemy of the State is a 4 star programme

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Enemy of the State (1998)

Directed by
Tony Scott

We are all being watched - that's the message of this 1998 blockbusting paranoia thriller, starring Will Smith and Gene Hackman.

Robert Dean (Smith) is just a normal guy, a successful lawyer happily married with kids, until one day when he bumps into an old college buddy who gives him a disc and disappears. Robert has just been handed footage of a political assassination, and there's a renegade group of National Security Agents, led by the duplicitous Reynolds (Jon Voight), who will stop at nothing to get hold of that tape. Using every technological trick at their disposal, they infiltrate all aspects of Robert's life and he is forced to go on the run with the help of maverick ex-NSA Brill (Hackman).

The team behind Top Gun is responsible for this slick, break-neck thriller that is worryingly realistic in its portrayal of the Big Brother-like abilities of government. Will Smith shows that there's so much more to him than his comic persona, and Gene Hackman echoes his memorable role from the brilliant 1974 paranoid thriller, The Conversation.

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Also known as "Enemigo Público", "Ennemi de L'État", "Inimigo do Estado"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Will SmithWill Smith...Robert Clayton Dean
Image for Gene HackmanGene Hackman...Edward 'Brill' Lyle
Image for Jon VoightJon Voight...Thomas Brian Reynolds
Lisa Bonet...Rachel F. Banks
Image for Regina KingRegina King...Carla Dean
Image for Stuart WilsonStuart Wilson...Congressman Sam Albert
Laura Cayouette...Christa Hawkins
Loren Dean...Loren Hicks
Image for Barry PepperBarry Pepper...Det. David Pratt
Image for Ian HartIan Hart...Det. John Bingham
Image for Jake BuseyJake Busey...Krug
Scott Caan...Jones
Image for Jason LeeJason Lee...Daniel Leon Zavitz
Image for Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne...Fake Brill
James LeGros...Jerry Miller