Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
|Release Date||:||November 20, 1998|
|Genres||:||Action, Drama, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Scott Free Productions, Touchstone Pictures, No Such Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Casts||:||Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Regina King, Ian Hart, Lisa Bonet, Barry Pepper, James Le Gros, Jake Busey, Scott Caan, Jamie Kennedy, Jason Lee, Gabriel Byrne, Jascha Washington, Stuart Wilson, Jack Black, Anna Gunn, Laura Cayouette, Loren Dean, Bodhi Elfman, Dan Butler, Grant Heslov, Ivana Miličević, Seth Green, Philip Baker Hall, Jason Robards, Tom Sizemore, Brian Markinson, Larry King, Tom Quinn, Brenna McDonough, Bobby Boriello, Carl Mergenthaler, Donna W. Scott, Allison Sie, Lillo Brancato, John Capodice, Arthur J. Nascarella, Frank Medrano, Joseph Patrick Kelly, Lennox Brown, Nancy Yee, Christopher Lawrence|
|Plot Keywords||:||corruption, washington d.c., helicopter, falsely accused person, identity, mexican standoff, blackmail, intelligence, wiretap, satellite, politics, exploding building, suspense, mystery, mafia, conspiracy, lawyer, crime, privacy, surveillance, baltimore maryland, nsa, secret hideout|
I stumbled onto this thriller while channel surfing in an Istanbul hotel room. I missed the first 20 minutes, but it didn't take long to be drawn into the story. In fact, the action is so fast and gripping that I didn't dare get up to take a pee for fear of missing something. Now that's gripping!
Earlier today I saw a report on cameras no larger than the size of a pill that can make a movie of your digestive tract, from mouth to anus. Now if such miniature devices are already a reality, then some of the tracking technology used in this film must be close to reality - maybe too close for comfort.