1998 Certificate: 15

Synopsis

Lawyer Will Smith becomes a magnet for trouble when he stumbles across an assassination plot that could bring Washington to its knees. Tony Scott's breathless conspiracy thriller keeps the twists and turns coming, with Jon Voight as the villain with friends in high places and Gene Hackman as a surveillance wizard who is Smith's only ally. Or is he? As slippery as a politician in a grease bucket.

Director

  • Tony Scott

Cast

  • Will Smith

  • Gene Hackman

  • Jon Voight

  • Regina King

  • Lisa Bonet

Review

Renegade spy Jon Voight and his henchmen will stop at nothing to achieve their ambitions - and that includes killing a Congressman.

Soon lawyer Will Smith gets involved, but he's the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time and goes on the run, needing the help of maverick bugging expert Gene Hackman.

Big Brother lives in this slick, pacy conspiracy thriller with food for thought as well as constant, pounding action. Tom Cruise was originally signed to star, but had to bow out when filming on Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut overran.