R | | Action, Crime, Mystery
A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.
When Lyle (Hackman) is taking Dean (Smith) into the warehouse "office", one can see that it is a self-made Faraday Cage. One of the few constructs that completely shields those inside from sending/receiving electromagnetic signals.
Congressman Phillip Hammersley:
Come on. Come on, mutt. Now, look at that ball. All right. Come on, get that ball. Ah!
In the scene where dean is running on the hotel roof after Brill leaves him, the surveillance team reports that the satellite is coming on-line with "one meter resolution". One meter resolution indicates that the smallest pixel (detail) that can be seen is 1 meter by 1 meter while the film clearly suggests that the satellite has enough resolution to see dean running. Assuming you would need at least "web-cam" resolution (75 pixels-per-inch), the Satellite resolution would need to be roughly 2,800 times higher than one meter (38 inches x 75 pixels per inch = 2,850)
The CNN journalist is a fictitious character.
$20,038,573 (USA) (20 November 1998)
$111,544,445 (USA) (16 April 1999)
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