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Mercury Rising is a american film of genre Drama directed by Harold Becker released in USA on 3 april 1998 with Bruce Willis

Mercury Rising (1998)

Mercury Rising
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Released in USA 3 april 1998
Length 1h51
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Action,    Adventure,    Crime
Rating62% 3.13.13.13.13.1

Mercury Rising is a 1998 American political action thriller film film starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Harold Becker, the movie is based on Ryne Douglas Pearson's 1996 novel originally published as Simple Simon. Willis plays Art Jeffries, an undercover FBI agent who protects a nine-year-old boy with autism who is targeted by government assassins after he cracks a top secret government code.

The film was released on April 3rd, 1998, on Alec Baldwin's 40th birthday. It received mostly negative reviews.

Synopsis

A hostage situation in South Dakota: FBI Agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis), as the inside man, protects a 14-year-old boy named James while trying to talk bank robber Edgar Halstrom (Richard Riehle) into surrendering. However, the FBI task force moves in, and in the ensuing firefight both James and the robbers are killed. Jeffries confronts his superior, Hartley, who tells him they both must answer to Washington. An infuriated Jeffries punches Hartley in reply.

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