Mercury Rising

Synopsis: Bruce Willis is an outcast FBI agent who protects a 9 year old autistic boy who is the target for assassins after cracking a top secret government code.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Harold Becker
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

Let`s go down.

- You got some out. How many left?

- Three out, eight left.

- Edgar`s still the man?

- Edgar`s the man.

Edgar, I want to thank you

for letting these people go.

Send out the others, and we can come

to a peaceful resolution.

Get this straight. I don`t trust you or

any agent of your occupation government.

Listen to me

one more time.

I have an order from the Citizens` Court

of South Dakota...

to seize the ill-gotten assets

of this bank.

Move your people away from here or

these bloodsuckers will burn in hell!

They`re gettin` ready

to come in.

Let them come.

- I have to go home.

- Get down!

Please, let me go home.

Please, let me go home.

- Get the f*** down!

- I just need to go home.

When he says ""get down,""

just do it!


I sure don`t feel good.

You said we were gonna be in and out of

here before anybody knew what hit `em.

You said they were

gonna back down.

They ain`t backin` down, Edgar.

They got an army

out there.

They`re gonna come in here

and shoot all of us.

God just wants His miracle

to be greater.

God doesn`t want your boys

to get killed, Edgar!

We need more time,

you sons of b*tches!

You ain`t in charge here.

So shut up!

- They cut us off.

- We gotta go in.

- We have a man in there.

He wants more time.

- Right.

Undercover agent who isn`t supposed

to be there in the first place.

- We`re goin` in.

- Let me try `em on the bullhorn.

- If they come back to me--

- You`ve got three minutes.

This is Agent Blackwell,


I need you to pick up

the telephone.

- I need to talk with you.

- We can still walk out of here.

You just gotta

stand up to him.

Just tell him you wanna go home.

Can you do it?

Edgar, please pick up

the phone. We can still work this out.

Edgar, please pick up

the phone. We were doing well before.


Peter`s right.

It`s not like you said

it was going to be.

I wanna go home.


the boy`s right.

- Traitor.

- Daddy.

- Shut up, lsaac.

- Let me call `em on the telephone.

- We don`t need him.

- We can still walk out of here.

- Do it, Edgar!

For your boys, do it!

Get down! Get down!


Get on the ground.

Go, go, go!


Stay down!

Don`t move.

- Don`t move, goddamn it!

- l`m F.B.I. F.B.I.!

Get off me, a**hole!

- Tell your men to hold their fire.

- Peter.

- Peter.

- James?

James, keep your head down!

Where are you?

- Peter!

- No! No! No!

Hold your fire!

No! No!

Damn it!

Goddamn it!

Shoot! Shoot!

Get a med tech in here!

Get a med tech in here, goddamn it!

Don`t talk.

Don`t talk.

Come on now, goddamn it!

Get a med tech in here!

He`s dead.

Who said ""go""?

Who`s the S.A.C.?



Special Agent Hartley!

Hartley! Did you hear me ask

for more time?

- Get your hands off me.

- Did you hear me ask for more time?

- You`re out of line, Jeffries.

- l`m out of line? I`m out of line?

Did I just massacre

five f***in` people? Huh? Did l?

Three seconds, Hartley,

I was gonna walk `em all out alive.


They were just kids.

Just kids.

I report to Washington

just like you do, Jeffries.

Right on Western.

Left on Belmont.

- Hey, Simon, I have a surprise for you.

- Right on Halsted.

- Left on Fullerton.

- You`re giving some good directions.

Look. I have something

very, very special.

You like these puzzles,

don`t ya?

Uh-huh. Okay,

but not yet, Simon.

If I give you the puzzle book,

I want you to join in with

the rest of the class, okay?

That`s great.

It`s time to join

the group now, okay?

Good morning, Simon.

Good morning, teacher.

Look at me.

Good morning, teacher.

I better not beat you.

I only accept cash.

- How are you?

- Well, another day at the office.

- You ready?

- Y eah.

All right,

let`s talk about it.

Agent Jeffries here

to see you, Chief.

The psychologist wrote

""delusional paranoia""...

in capital letters

across the bottom of your file.

- So, am I fired?

- No, you`re not fired.

- But I can`t put you undercover

anymore. That`s over.

- What do they expect me to do?

- To do your job.

- I work undercover. That`s my job.

- You have a new job now.

- And what is that?

Sitting on a wire,

stakeouts, log tapes.

- A little public relations.

- Fourteen years on the job,

and that`s all it means?

I`ve gotta sit

on a wire with some rookie listening

to a housewife order groceries?

- All you had to do

was keep your mouth shut.

- All I did was tell the truth.

- Act like you belong on the

same team as the rest of us.

- What team?

That bunch of suits sitting behind a

desk trying to justify their existence?

- Like me. Is that what you`re saying?

- I don`t know, Joe.

- Why didn`t you say one thing

to back me up?

- Because you were wrong!

- I wasn`t wrong!

- You were dead wrong.

Two teenage kids in cold blood,

and you know it.

- They were goddamn bank robbers,

for Christ`s sake!

- They were kids.

Will you forget

about South Dakota?

Forget who`s right and who`s wrong.

This is one of the best undercover guys.

How could I forget that?

Sit down, Art.


you got somethin`.

It`s... magic.

Then it goes away.

You had it.

But the magic`s gone.

They told you to break my balls,

and see if you could get me to quit.

I`m not gonna make it easy

for you.

You want me to sit on a wire,

l`ll do it.

You want me to chase

file applicants, l`ll do that.

Take your best shot.

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Lawrence Konner

Lawrence Konner is an American screenwriter and television writer of shows such as Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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