Enemy of the State1998

Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 132 minutes

Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith) is a lawyer with a wife and family whose happily normal life is turned upside down after a chance meeting with a college buddy (Jason Lee) at a lingerie shop. Unbeknownst to the lawyer, he's just been burdened with a… more »

[after reconciling their differences, Brill and Lyle go to a diner]

Edward "Brill" Lyle:
You're the threat now. Just like I was.

Robert Clayton Dean:
Threat to whom? To them?

Lyle:
No. To your family, your friends, everybody you know, everybody you meet. That's why I went away and didn't come back. You've got to go away, Robert.

Dean:
No, I don't think so. This is my life, I worked hard for it and I want it back. I grew up without a father, I know what that is. And I will not allow my family to go through that.

Kid at Nearby Table:
Mommy, I want to go home.

Lyle:
Want to take a poke at me?

Dean:
I don't hit senior citizens.

Lyle:
Come here, Babe. Come here, come on. [cat cuddles up] In guerrilla warfare they taught us to use our weaknesses as strengths.

Dean:
Such as?

Lyle:
Well, if they're big and you're small, then you're mobile and they're slow. You're hidden and they're exposed. You only fight battles you know you can win. That's the way the Vietcong did it. You capture their weapons and you use them against them the next time. That way they're supplying you. You grow stronger as they grow weaker.

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