Enemy of the State (1998)
Director: Tony Scott
Actors: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight
Runtime: 126 min
Although it is a blockbuster thriller with a Hollywood happy ending, this is also one of the first movies to realistically deal with modern high-tech surveillance and the state offensive against personal privacy, which has in recent years become a very hot issue. In the movie, a conservative politician, high up in the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), is trying to push through legislation that would drastically increase the power of the intelligence community and at the same virtually abolish the right to privacy. He organizes the killing of a politician who tries to prevent the passing of this Act and, after the murder goes wrong, he engages his subordinates at the NSA to cover up the crime, and remove all the people who could endanger him…
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