Art Jeffries (Bruce Willlis), a renegade FBI agent, combats ruthless Federal agents to protect Simon, a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable"code. He can read MERCURY, the most advanced encryption code, as easily as other kids read English. This ability renders the new billion-dollar secret code vulnerable, especially if enemies of the United States should learn of Simon's abilities and capture him. Program Chief Nick Kudrow (Alec Baldwin) orders the "security threat" eliminated, but Kudrow hasn't counted on Jeffries getting involved. As they are trailed by deadly assassins, Jeffries quickly realizes that no one can be trusted. Now time is running out and he discovers his only hope of survival is using Simon's special ability to bring their adversaries to justice.

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Mercury Rising (1998)

R

Action/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 51m · 4/3/1998

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Someone Knows Too Much.

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Art Jeffries (Bruce Willlis), a renegade FBI agent, combats ruthless Federal agents to protect Simon, a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable"code. He can read MERCURY, the most advanced encryption code, as easily as other kids read English. This ability renders the new billion-dollar secret code vulnerable, especially if enemies of the United States should learn of Simon's abilities and capture him. Program Chief Nick Kudrow (Alec Baldwin) orders the "security threat" eliminated, but Kudrow hasn't counted on Jeffries getting involved. As they are trailed by deadly assassins, Jeffries quickly realizes that no one can be trusted. Now time is running out and he discovers his only hope of survival is using Simon's special ability to bring their adversaries to justice.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, German

Country

United States

Production Companies

Universal Pictures, Imagine Films Entertainment

Budget

$60,000,000

Revenue

$93,107,289
Part Of
Cast
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Bruce Willis

Art Jeffries
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Alec Baldwin

Nick Kudrow
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Miko Hughes

Simon Lynch
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Chi McBride

Tommy B. Jordan
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Kim Dickens

Stacey
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Robert Stanton

Dean Crandell
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Bodhi Elfman

Leo Pedranski (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
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Carrie Preston

Emily Lang
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Lindsey Ginter

Peter Burrell (as L.L. Ginter)
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Peter Stormare

Shayes
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Kevin Conway

Lomax
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John Carroll Lynch

Martin Lynch
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Kelley Hazen

Jenny Lynch
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John Doman

Supervisor Hartley
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Richard Riehle

Edgar Halstrom
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Chad Lindberg

James
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Hank Harris

Isaac
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James MacDonald

SWAT Team Leader Francis
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Camryn Manheim

Dr. London
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Jack Conley

Detective Nichols
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Maricela Ochoa

Charlayne
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Peter Fontana

Pasquale, Bus Driver
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Kirk B.R. Woller

Lieutenant
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Betsy Brantley

Special Ed Teacher #2
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Ashley Knutson

Samantha
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Tom Gallop

Medic
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Margaret Travolta

Autism Expert Nurse
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Tiffany Fraser

Night Nurse
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KoKo Taylor

Self
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Matt Levert

Tommy Jordan Jr.
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Lisa Summerour

Dana Jordan
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Barbara Alexander

Librarian
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Gwen McGee

Security Woman
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Ned Schmidtke

Senator
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Kristina Eliot Johnsen

Special Ed Teacher #1
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James Krag

Rookie Agent Roger
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Wadell Brown

Bank Security Guard
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Tim Grimm

Ted - Security Guard
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John T. Scanlon

South Dakota Helicopter Pilot (as John Scanlon)
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Annabel Armour

Ruth
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Brent Freeman

Marine Guard
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Gary Hand

Kudrow's Assistant
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Michael Chieffo

South Dakota Bank Robbery Hostage
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Steve Key

Cop at Lynch House
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Darryl Alan Reed

Ambulance Driver
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Steve Rankin

WGEX Helicopter Pilot
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Maureen Gallagher

Flea Market Lady
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Mark Collins

Train Conductor
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Denise Woods

Nurse in Elevator
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Kim Robillard

Motorman
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Elaine Abernathy

Asian Tourist (uncredited)
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Spitfire Brown

Security Guard (uncredited)
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Jude Ciccolella

FBI Agent Blackwell (uncredited)
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Phil Donlon

Young Waiter (uncredited)
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Thomas F. Duffy

Audey (uncredited)
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David Michael Fordham

(uncredited)
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Reese Foster

Man Pushed Down Escalator (uncredited)
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Shannon Frank

LAX Passenger (uncredited)
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Rosemary Garris

Office Worker (uncredited)
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Joel King

(uncredited)
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Deborah Leydig

(uncredited)
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Robert Maffia

FBI Agent Leeb (uncredited)
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Shannon Parr

Leslie Turpel (uncredited)
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Pamela Gaye Walker

Susan (uncredited)
Crew
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Harold Becker

Director
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Lawrence Konner

Writer
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Ryne Douglas Pearson

Writer
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Michael Seresin

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Disc Releases
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Mercury Rising

(DVD)

3/16/1999

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Mercury Rising

(DVD)

7/20/1999

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Mercury Rising

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/22/1998

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Mercury Rising

(DVD, Keep Case (HD, Low))

6/8/2021

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Mercury Rising

(HD DVD)

8/14/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Mercury Rising

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

3/22/2011

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Mercury Rising

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

9/14/2010

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