R | | Action, Thriller
A lawyer becomes targeted by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a politically motivated crime.
George Clooney was considered for the role of Robert Clayton Dean. The year before Clooney starred a movie involving espionage and security, The Peacemaker (1997).
Congressman Phillip Hammersley:
Come on. Come on, mutt. Now, look at that ball. All right. Come on, get that ball. Ah!
At the beginning when Dean blends his drink and his wife criticizes the congressman on TV, the cupboard Dean that retrieves glasses from closes between shots.
The CNN journalist is a fictitious character.
In the "Unrated Extended Version", the rogue NSA agents are shown hacking into Dean's office computer.
$20,038,573 22 November 1998
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