Mercury Rising
Collector's Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1998
Director: Harold Becker
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-044922
Running time: 1:51 (111 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 16, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#935)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 11, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
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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Genres
Action
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Imagine Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Spanish  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
Easter Eggs
It took a while, but finally the game in 'Mercury Rising' has been solved. Go the to 'Bonus Materials' from the main menu and then down to the 'Theatrical Trailer'. If you press the left arrow key now, the title on the magazine will change to 'Crack The Code'. You will then be taken through a quick series of screens that supply the decoding information for the last one, which will freeze on your screen. If you correctly decypher the codes, the resulting message will be 'Security Breach Level One'.
Crew
Direction
Harold Becker....Director
Writing
Ryne Douglas Pearson....Original Material By
Lawrence Konner....Screenwriter
Mark Rosenthal....Screenwriter
Production
Joseph M. Singer....Executive Producer
Ric Kidney....Executive Producer
Brian Grazer....Producer
Karen Kehela....Producer
Cinematography
Michael Seresin....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Peter Honess....Film Editor
Music
John Barry....Composer
Sound
Kim Ornitz....Production Sound Mixer
Terry Rodman....Supervising Sound Editor
Bruce Fortune....Sound Editor
Kimberly Lowe Voigt....Sound Editor
Mildred Iatrou Morgan....Sound Editor
Joseph DiVitale....Sound Editor
Richard E. Yawn....Sound Editor
Steve Mann....Sound Editor
Steve Nelson....Sound Editor
Brian Best....Sound Editor
Steve Maslow....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Landaker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Betsy Heimann....Costume Designer
Patrizia von Brandenstein....Production Designer
Michael Owens....Visual Effects
Jim Truesdale....Art Director
Steve Saklad....Art Director
Dan Bronson....Costume Designer
Leonard Engleman....Make-up Artist
Guy Clayton....Visual Effects
Burt Dalton....Visual Effects
Jerry Quist....Make-up Artist
Cast
Bruce Willis....Art Jeffries
Alec Baldwin....Nicholas Kudrow
Miko Hughes....Simon
Chi McBride....Tommy B. Jordan
Kim Dickens....Stacey
Robert Stanton....Dean Crandell
Bodhi Pine Elfman....Leo Pedranski
Carrie Preston....Emily Lang
L.L. Ginter....Burrell
Peter Stormare....Shayes
Kevin Conway....Lomax
John Carroll Lynch....Martin Lynch
Kelley Hazen....Jenny Lynch
John Doman....Supervisor Hartley
Richard Riehle....Edgar Halstrom
Chad Lindberg....James
Hank Harris....Isaac
James MacDonald....SWAT Team Leader Francis
Camryn Manheim....Dr. London
Jack Conley....Detective Nichols
Maricela Ochoa....Charlayne
Peter Fontana....Pasquale
Kirk B.R. Woller....Lieutenant
Betsy Brantley....Special Ed Teacher #2
Ashley Knutson....Samantha
Tom Gallop....Medic
Margaret Travolta....Autism Expert Nurse
Tiffany Fraser....Night Nurse
KoKo Taylor....KoKo Taylor
Matt Levert....Tommy Jordan Jr.
Lisa Summerour....Dana Jordan
Barbara Alexander....Librarian
Gwen McGee....Security Woman
Ned Schmidtke....Senator
Kristina Eliot Johnson....Special Ed. Teacher #1
James Krag....Rookie Agent Roger
Wadell Brown....Bank Security Guard
Tim Grimm....Ted (Security Guard)
John Scanlon....South Dakota Helicopter Pilot
Annabel Armour....Ruth
Brent Freeman....Marine Guard
Gary Hand....Kudrow's Assistant
Michael Chieffo....Hostage
Steve Key....Cop at Lynch House
Darryl Alan Reed....Ambulance Driver
Steve Rankin....WGEX Helicopter Pilot
Maureen Gallagher....Flea Market Lady
Mark Collins....Train Conductor
Denise Woods....Nurse in Elevator
Kim Robillard....Motorman