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Enemy of the State Movie Review Summary

Actors: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Jake Busey, Scott Caan

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ENEMY OF THE STATE is a Jerry Bruckheimer production directed by Tony Scott in 1998.
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Robert Clayton Dean is a lawyer working in Baltimore. One day, he meets one of his old university friends -Zavitz- who manages to put into Clayton's bag, without his noticing, a disk. Zavitz leaves in a hurry and dies a few
minutes later run over by a bus.

The disk Zavitz was in possession of contains the film of the murder of a Senator by hitmen of a NSA subgroup working for Jon Voight. Voight badly wants an amendment allowing the use of satellites for the surveillance of
people to be voted in the Senate. That's the reason he ordered the murder of the Senator who didn't want to play by Voight's rules.

Now Clayton is under satellite surveillance 24 hours a day as Voight has understood that he has the disk. A few hours later, Clayton has lost his job and his wife and he hasn't any money left as his credit cards have been blocked. In the company of Gene Hackman, a former NSA
employee who tells Clayton what is really going on, he'll try to fight back with the same weapons used against him.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   computer/high tech focus The terrorist enemy is...    -   CIA/US Government

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   run over Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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