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Enemy of the State Details


The action producing-directing team of Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott is back with another thrill-a-minute ride called Enemy of the State. Taking its "innocent man accidentally caught up in political corruption" story from such films as Francis Ford Coppola's Francis Ford Coppola, Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Sydney Pollack's Sydney Pollack, they turn up the high-tech volume in an attempt to create the ultimate action film. Robert Clayton Dean, played by Will Smith, is a devoted father, husband, and attorney shopping for a sexy gift for his wife. What he doesn't know is that he was given a videotape from a friend (Jason Lee) regarding the recent murder of a U.S. senator led by corrupt National Security Agency official Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight). Now Reynolds is after Dean to cover his tracks or, as the audience soon finds out, frame Dean for Rachel's murder. Since Dean isn't up on his high-tech gadgetry, he needs the aid of ex-intelligence operative Brill (Gene Hackman). Between the explosions and chases is the subtext of George Orwell's 1984 mantra "beware of big brother," as Dean realizes that in the modern world, there is no such thing as total privacy. ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi

  • Release date:November 16, 1998


Will Smith
as Robert Clayton Dean
Gene Hackman
as Brill
Jon Voight
as Reynolds
Lisa Bonet
as Rachel Banks
Regina King
as Carla Dean
Stuart Wilson
as Congressman Albert
Tom Sizemore
as Pintero (uncredited)
Loren Dean
as Hicks
Barry Pepper
as Pratt
Ian Hart
as Bingham
Jake Busey
as Krug
Scott Caan
as Jones
Jason Lee
as Zavitz
Gabriel Byrne
as Brill's Connection
James LeGros
as Jerry Miller
Jason Robards, Jr.
as Congressman (uncredited)
Ivana Milicevic
as Sales Girl
Seth Green
as Selby (uncredited)
Jamie Kennedy
as Jamie
Jack Black
as Fiedler
Lillo Brancato Jr.
as Young worker
Seth Green
as Selby (uncredited)
Lillo Brancato Jr.
as Young worker
Jack Black
as Fiedler
Jamie Kennedy
as Jamie
Jason Robards, Jr.
as Congressman (uncredited)
Ivana Milicevic
as Sales Girl


Tony Scott
Jerry Bruckheimer
David Marconi
Dan Mindel
Harry Gregson-Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Trevor Rabin
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Lebenzon
James Murakami
Art Director
Pat Sandston
Associate Producer
Chad Oman
Executive Producer
James W. Skotchdopole
Executive Producer
Andrew Z. Davis
Executive Producer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Bill Kaplan
Sound/Sound Designer
Artist Robinson
First Assistant Director
Pete Antico
Victoria Thomas