Mercury Rising Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Mercury Rising the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries (Willis) must protect an autistic child who has inadvertently cracked a secret government code. Together, they dodge bullets from evil government forces headed by Nicholas Kudrow (Baldwin), who insist on having the innocent boy killed rather than change the code. That glaring logic aside, Willis does more than grunt here, showing moments of tenderness as he bonds with the oprhaned boy in between nailing bad guys and amassing an assortment of cuts and bruises. Baldwin is effective as the snake who truly believes killing a child will benefit national security. When action time isn't being sacrificed for Jeffries' paternal aspirations, film rises slightly above tepid to provide substantial thrills.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Assassination, FBI, Chicago, Savants, Adoption & Orphans
Screenplay
Larry Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Cast
Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes, Kim Dickens, Chi McBride, Robert Stanton, Peter Stormare, Kevin Conway
Cinematography
Michael Seresin
Director
Harold Becker
Music
John Barry
Producer
Brian Grazer, Karen Kehela, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Studios

Awards

Golden Raspberries 1998: Worst Actor (Willis).

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