Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State (1998)

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Congressman Phillip Hammersley: Telecommunications Security and Privacy Act. Invasion of privacy is more like it. - You read the Post?"This bill is not the first step towards the surveillance society. It is the surveillance society."

Congressman Phillip Hammersley: Are you blackmailing me, you ambitious shit?

Brill: If you live another day I will be very impressed.

Brill: You're transmitting. Get rid of your watch.
Robert Clayton Dean: My wife gave me this watch.
Brill: Then keep it.

Eric Dean: So, who won the fight?
Robert Clayton Dean: This is your dad, Eric. You know, when I put my foot down, that's it.
Eric Dean: My mom won.

Brill: Fort Meade has 18 acres of mainframe computers underground. You're talking to your wife on the phone and you use the word "bomb", "president", "Allah", any of a hundred keywords, the computer recognizes it, automatically records it, red-flags it for analysis. That was 20 years ago.

Brill: The government's been in bed with the entire telecommunications industry since the forties. They've infected everything. They get into your bank statements, computer files, email, listen to your phone calls... Every wire, every airwave. The more technology used, the easier it is for them to keep tabs on you. It's a brave new world out there. At least it'd better be.

Fiedler: Please let me follow the nanny. She doesn't shave her legs. Women like that are so... HOT.

Brill: In guerrilla warfare, you try to use your weaknesses as strengths.
Robert Clayton Dean: Such as?
Brill: Well, if they're big and you're small, then you're mobile and they're slow. You're hidden and they're exposed. You only fight battles you know you can win. That's the way the Vietcong did it. You capture their weapons and you use them against them the next time.

Robert Clayton Dean: I was shopping for some lingerie. That's still legal, isn't it?
David Pratt: Were you buying that for your wife?
Robert Clayton Dean: No I was picking something up for myself, I do a little cross dressing on the weekends. You know, you'd be surprised how a nice pair of edible panties can make a guy feel sexy.

Congressman Phillip Hammersley: I'm not talking about campaign contributions, dammit, I'm talking about my constituents being out of work. Jesus man, wake up! National security isn't the only thing going on in this country.

Brill: In the old days, we actually had to tap a wire into your phone line. Now with calls bouncing off satellites, they snatch'em right out of the air.

Robert Clayton Dean: You were right, I was wrong, but this is not the time for the 'I told you so' speech.

Brill: Do they know me?
Robert Clayton Dean: Who's them?
Brill: Do they know me?
Robert Clayton Dean: I don't know what you're talking about.
Brill: You're either very smart... or incredibly stupid.

Robert Clayton Dean: I'm sick of this, you either shoot me, or tell me what the fuck is going on.
Brill: You have something they want.
Robert Clayton Dean: I don't have anything.
Brill: Maybe you do, but you don't know it! Stay off the phone. Stay away from me and Rachel, you come near any one of us, I'm gonna kill you.

Robert Clayton Dean: Steve? I thought you said his name was Bill.
Brill: No, you're Bill.
Robert Clayton Dean: If I'm Bill, you're going to have to let me know that I'm Bill.
Brill: I just did.

Other mistake: At the end of the film, Dean can see himself in his TV. He looks up to the fire alerter, assuming the camera filming him is up there. The film camera then also pans up to the fire alerter, indicating the camera is there, too. For this angle, the picture in the TV is wrong, as it is taken from the point of view of the TV.

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

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Trivia: Seth Green, who plays one of the main surveillance guys in the van, is not listed in the opening or closing credits.

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Question: What does the sequence with the fake Brill have to do with anything? I've watched this scene several times and can't find its significance in the film.

manthabeat Premium member

Chosen answer: The fake Brill is an undercover federal agent trying to find out what Will Smith knows about the video tape.

Mister Ed

Poor writing though as that character is never spoke of again.

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