: : : Mercury Rising
===Story=== Take off your thinking caps and toss 'em in a corner, 'cuz you won't need 'em when you're watching this deliriously dumb thriller from 1997. Bruce Willis stars as a demoted FBI agent who comes to the aid of an autistic boy whose mind holds a potentially deadly secret. It seems that by gazing on a puzzle magazine and making order out of a hidden system of numbers, the 9-year-old autistic boy (Miko Hughes) has accidentally deciphered a sophisticated top-secret government code. This makes him the prime target of the ruthless bureaucrat (Alec Baldwin, in one of his silliest roles), and Willis comes to the rescue. This formulaic thriller sets up this plot with a lot of entertaining urgency, but you can't give any thought to ''Mercury Rising'' or the whole movie collapses under the weight of its own illogic and nonsense. The redeeming values are the performances of Willis, young Hughes, and newcomer Kim Dickens as a woman who agrees (perhaps too easily, it seems) to aid Willis in his plot to outmaneuver the bad guys. ''Mercury Rising'' is not a waste of time compared to other formulaic thrillers, but its entertainment value depends on how much you enjoy being smarter than the movie. ''--Jeff Shannon'' ===DVD Features=== *Color *Closed-captioned *Widescreen *Dolby


Bruce WillisArt Jeffries
Alec BaldwinNick Kudrow
Miko HughesSimon Lynch
Chi McBrideTommy B. Jordan
Kim DickensStacey
Robert StantonDean Crandell
Bodhi ElfmanLeo Pedranski
Carrie PrestonEmily Lang
Lindsey GinterPeter Burrell
Peter StormareShayes
Kevin ConwayLomax
John Carroll LynchMartin Lynch
Kelley HazenJenny Lynch
John DomanSupervisor Hartley
Richard RiehleEdgar Halstrom

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Harold Becker
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 108 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 3, 1998
    EuropeOct 2, 1998
    JapanOct 10, 1998
    AustraliaApr 9, 1998
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 12, 2003
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