A successful lawyer finds himself the target of a treacherous NSA official and his goons after receiving evidence to a politically motivated murder, the only man that can help him is a former government operative turned surveillance expert.
I'm not surprised at the 4 fans this film has, but I saw this in theaters when I was sixteen. This thing gave me nightmares that the government was controlling everything. Then it turned out that it was in fact the corporations doing this. Ah, simpler times...
This is before the T.Scott era that I love, and is not quite as good as the great films of the 2000s that he made. Still, you can see the beginnings of the style that he would hone to even greater heights in the near future. A very good paranoia-filled movie.
While a bit dated technology-wise, the concept is still relevant today in one of Scott's better thrillers. Smith and Hackman do good work here but keep an eye out for some future well-known stars: Jason Lee, Jack Black, and Seth Green to name a few.