A lawyer becomes targeted by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a politically motivated crime.
“Enemy of the State” is a 1998 action-thriller film directed by Tony Scott and starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, and Jon Voight. The movie follows the story of a lawyer named Robert Clayton Dean (played by Will Smith) who becomes a target of a powerful and secretive government agency after accidentally receiving evidence of their illegal activities.
The agency, led by National Security Agency (NSA) official Thomas Reynolds (played by Jon Voight), uses every tool at their disposal to track and monitor Dean, including surveillance cameras, satellites, and even the media. Dean’s life quickly spirals out of control as he is forced to go on the run and seek help from a former NSA agent named Edward “Brill” Lyle (played by Gene Hackman).
The film deals with themes such as government surveillance, privacy, and the abuse of power. It was well received by both audiences and critics and is often cited as a classic example of the political thriller genre.