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FULL SYNOPSIS

In this action-suspense thriller, orphaned nine-year-old autistic savant Simon (Miko Hughes) deciphers a government code hidden in a puzzle magazine. Calling for his prize, Simon triggers an alarm at the National Security Agency: NSA chief Nicholas Kudrow (Alec Baldwin), who says the code protects covert American operatives all over the world, sends an assassin to do away with Simon. Simon's parents are killed, but Simon survives, hiding in a secret closet crawlspace where he's later discovered by maverick FBI agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis). Simon is emotionally unpredictable, complicating matters as Art drags him all over Chicago, eluding Kudrow's hitman in a variety of interesting locations (train tracks, street scenes, heliport, Wrigley building) and improbable situations. Based on the novel Bruce Willis by Ryne Douglas Peardon, the film features Industrial Light & Magic special FX/animation. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast

Bruce Willis
as Art Jeffries
Alec Baldwin
as Nicholas Kudrow
Miko Hughes
as Simon
Chi McBride
as Tommy B. Jordan
Kim Dickens
as Stacey
Robert Stanton
as Dean Crandell
Bodhi Elfman
as Leo Pedranski
Carrie Preston
as Emily Lang
John Carroll Lynch
as Martin Lynch
Peter Stormare
as Shayes
Kevin Conway
as Lomax
Kelley Hazen
as Jenny Lynch
John Doman
as Supervisor Hartley
Richard Riehle
as Edgar Holstrom
Kim Robillard
as Motorman

Crew

Harold Becker
Director
Brian Grazer
Producer
Ryne Douglas Pearson
Book Author
Lawrence Konner
Screenwriter
Michael Seresin
Cinematographer
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Honess
Editor
Patrizia Von Brandenstein
Production Designer
Steve Saklad
Art Director
James F. Truesdale
Art Director
Maureen Peyrot
Co-producer
Paul Neesan
Co-producer
Tom Mack
Associate Producer
Joseph M. Singer
Executive Producer
Ric Kidney
Executive Producer
Karen Fletcher
Set Designer
Maria Nay
Set Designer
Jeff Adam
Set Designer
Andrew Menzies
Set Designer
Betsy Heimann
Costume Designer
Tom Mack
First Assistant Director
Nancy Klopper
Casting
Kevin Bartnof
Foley Artist
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