Enemy of the State [DVD] [1998]

Tony Scott's cyber-conspiracy thriller Enemy of the State comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, and a few bonus features, including a "making of" featurette, a featurette on Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and the theatrical trailer. Though full-length commentaries from Scott, Gene Hackman, or Will Smith would have added to the disc's merits, Enemy of the State's nonstop action and humor still make the DVD worthwhile.
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Special Features

  • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
  • French-language track
  • Production featurette
  • Filmmakers' featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Chapter search

Synopsis

Enemy of the State
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 The Conversation, Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor, 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

Cast & Crew

  • Will Smith
    Will Smith - Robert Clayton Dean
  • Gene Hackman
    Gene Hackman - Brill
  • Jon Voight
    Jon Voight - Reynolds
  • Lisa Bonet
    Lisa Bonet - Rachel Banks
  • Regina King
    Regina King - Carla Dean

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