R | | Action, Crime, Mystery
A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.
The N.S.A. refused to co-operate with the production. An aerial shot of their grounds at Fort Meade in Washington, D.C. had to be shot from public air space.
Congressman Phillip Hammersley:
Come on. Come on, mutt. Now, look at that ball. All right. Come on, get that ball. Ah!
After Dean escapes from the smashed Taxi, the scene after in the surveillance van shows the list of all 6 "Active Tracers" that are "functional"(Cell, Pager, Shoe, Watch, Pants, Pen) but in fact the "Shoe" Tracer was flushed down the toilet several scenes prior in the public bathroom by Gabriel Byrne as the fake "Brill".
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 (USA) (22 November 1998)