Enemy of the State script
Synopsis: Corrupt National Security Agency official Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight) has a congressman assassinated to assure the passage of expansive new surveillance legislation. When a videotape of the murder ends up in the hands of Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith), a labor lawyer and dedicated family man, he is framed for murder. With the help of ex-intelligence agent Edward "Brill" Lyle (Gene Hackman), Dean attempts to throw Reynolds off his trail and prove his innocence.

The MEN pull a 'U' and drive away.

INT. CRYSTAL CITY, VIRGINIA, TALL OFFICE BLDG. - DAY

A well-appointed big-city law office filled with

citations of merit and pictures of a wife and child.

ROBERT DEAN, a likable young lawyer, sits behind his

desk with his back to an OLDER MAN. He stares at a

commanding view of Washington, D.C. as he listens to a

tired, smoke and whiskey voice.

OLDER MAN (L.T.)

I don't know how much longer we can

hold out, Mr. Dean.

DEAN:

I don't know, either, L.T. Maybe

you guys should get yourself a

labor lawyer.

L.T.

Well that's why I'm here, Mr. Dean.

'Cause you're a labor lawyer.

DEAN:

Good point.

L.T.

Last night, Larry Spinks, he works

the Steel Press, he goes to a bar

with his wife Rosalie to have a

glass of chianti 'cause it's his

birthday, and these two guys, these

Guido mother-fuckers, they jump him

when he goes to the bathroom.

DEAN:

L.T., in this office I'd prefer you

say Italian-Americans.

L.T.

I'm sorry, Mr. Dean. But Larry's in

St. Lukes now, so I'm a little--I'm

not myself. The Union bosses say

unless we take Bellmoth's offer,

it'll only get worse.

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David Marconi

David Marconi is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director. His writing credits include the screenplays for Enemy of the State and Live Free or Die Hard. more…

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