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Mercury Rising/The Jackal [3 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 1934193
  • Release Date: 03/22/2011
  • Rating: R
  • 4.5 (4)
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.5
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Mercury Rising
  • Watch the Mercury Rising
  • Deleted Scenes
  • D-Box Motion Enabled
  • BD-Live
  • The Jackal
  • The Making of The Jackal
  • Feature Commentary with Director Michael Caton-Jones

Synopsis

The Jackal
In Moscow, after FBI deputy director Carter Preston (Sidney Poitier) and scarred Russian intelligence officer Valentina Koslova (Diane Venora) bring down a key figure in the Russian Mafia, they are threatened by the criminal's powerful brother who swears vengeance on the FBI and immediately hires a professional assassin, the Jackal (Bruce Willis) to kill a leading American political figure. A master of disguises, the Jackal believes in total perfectionism and demands $70 million for the job. The FBI suspects the Jackal is aiming for the FBI director, so they consult with former Basque terrorist Isabella (Mathilda May), in Virginia, and Isabella's former lover, IRA operative Declan Mulqueen (Richard Gere), serving a prison sentence. Promised leniency, Mulqueen agrees to help. Meanwhile, the Jackal prepares false passports, secures a customized computer system to run his Gatling gun, and heads toward his target in Washington, D.C. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Mercury Rising
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 Simple Simon by Ryne Douglas Peardon, the film features Industrial Light & Magic special FX/animation. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis - The Jackal
  • Richard Gere
    Richard Gere - Declan Mulqueen
  • Sidney Poitier
    Sidney Poitier - Cater Preston
  • Diane Venora
    Diane Venora - Valentina Koslova
  • Tess Harper
    Tess Harper - The First Lady

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 (4 Reviews)
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