History Film / EnemyOfTheState

28th Jan '16 6:17:25 PM MojoMarth
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* HilariousInHindsight: Reynolds' birthday is September 11. This movie came out in 1998.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Less 'Hilarious' and more 'Ironic', but Reynolds' birthday is September 11. This movie came out in 1998.
26th Jan '16 8:53:50 PM MojoMarth
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* HilariousInHindsight: Reynolds' birthday is September 11. This movie came out in 1998.
26th Jan '16 7:09:54 PM JohnnyChimpo
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** Also functions as a ShoutOut to [[TrueRomance an earlier film]] also directed by Tony Scott that features a famous discussion of the slur, seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3yon2GyoiM here]].
8th Nov '15 6:38:57 AM Malloon
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* WrongInsultOffence: Actually, I believe the slur "shyster" is generally reserved for Jewish attorneys. I believe the proper slur for someone like myself would be "eggplant".

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* WrongInsultOffence: Dean, to the mob:
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Actually, I believe the slur "shyster" is generally reserved for Jewish attorneys. I believe the proper slur for someone like myself would be "eggplant".
22nd Oct '15 6:55:43 PM Folamh3
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* Post911TerrorismMovie: And one that came out [[HarsherInHindsight three years]] ''[[HarsherInHindsight before]]'' [[HarsherInHindsight 9/11]]. A modern viewer watching the film without knowing its year of release would probably assume it was a political thriller made as a heavy-handed reaction to the events in question, and would likely be surprised to learn it was released in the late 90s.

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* Post911TerrorismMovie: PostNineElevenTerrorismMovie: And one that came out [[HarsherInHindsight three years]] ''[[HarsherInHindsight before]]'' [[HarsherInHindsight 9/11]]. A modern viewer watching the film without knowing its year of release would probably assume it was a political thriller made as a heavy-handed reaction to the events in question, and would likely be surprised to learn it was released in the late 90s.
22nd Oct '15 6:51:34 PM Folamh3
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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: [[spoiler:Dean engineers a meeting between the NSA and the mafiosos from the beginning of the movie. Neither party realizes that they're talking about two different tapes]].

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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: [[spoiler:Dean engineers a meeting between the NSA and the mafiosos mafiosi from the beginning of the movie. Neither party realizes that they're talking about two different tapes]].



* PlotCoupon: The disk with the murder.

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* PlotCoupon: The disk with Post911TerrorismMovie: And one that came out [[HarsherInHindsight three years]] ''[[HarsherInHindsight before]]'' [[HarsherInHindsight 9/11]]. A modern viewer watching the murder.film without knowing its year of release would probably assume it was a political thriller made as a heavy-handed reaction to the events in question, and would likely be surprised to learn it was released in the late 90s.
8th Jun '15 9:35:41 PM dmcreif
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''Enemy of the State'' is a 1998 [[ConspiracyThriller spy-thriller]] film directed by Creator/TonyScott, written by David Marconi, produced by JerryBruckheimer, and released by Creator/TouchstonePictures. The film stars WillSmith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet and Regina King.

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''Enemy of the State'' is a 1998 [[ConspiracyThriller spy-thriller]] film directed by Creator/TonyScott, written by David Marconi, produced by JerryBruckheimer, and released by Creator/TouchstonePictures. The film stars WillSmith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet Bonet, Tom Sizemore, and Regina King.



* InsistentTerminology: Sizemore's mafia character refers to Dean as a "shyster" lawyer. Dean politely corrects him, saying that "shyster" is for Jewish people, and as a person of African-American descent, he would be an "eggplant". This is, in fact, [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=melanzane a term used by people of Italian descent]] [[ShownTheirWork to refer to people of color]].

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* InsistentTerminology: Sizemore's mafia character Paulie Pintero refers to Dean as a "shyster" lawyer. Dean politely corrects him, saying that "shyster" is for Jewish people, and as a person of African-American descent, he would be an "eggplant". This is, in fact, [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=melanzane a term used by people of Italian descent]] [[ShownTheirWork to refer to people of color]].
12th Feb '15 9:51:40 PM lipranzer
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* HopelessWithTech: Dean, at least as far as Brill is concerned:
-->'''Brill:''' In your phone was a GPS sat-tracker. Pulses at 24 gigahertz.
-->'''Dean:''' I don't know what that means.
-->'''Brill:''' It's like a [=LoJack=], only two generations better than what the police have.
-->'''Dean:''' And what does that mean?
-->'''Brill:''' (''frustrated'') You speak English?
-->'''Dean:''' [[SarcasmMode Obviously not that well]].



* IWarnedYou: When Dean tells his wife their house, car, phones, etc. have all been bugged, she angrily reminds him she knew something like this might happen (which she had), to which he replies, "Now is not the time for the 'I told you so' speech."

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* IWarnedYou: When Dean tells his wife their house, car, phones, etc. have all been bugged, she angrily reminds him she knew something like this might happen (which she had), to which he replies, "Now "This is not the time for the 'I told you so' speech."
12th Feb '15 9:45:12 PM lipranzer
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* LenoDevice: A Republican senator appears on Larry King.

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* KnightTemplar: Reynolds sees himself as this.
-->''We never dealt with domestic. With us, it was always war. We won the war. Now we're fighting the peace. It's a lot more volatile. Now we've got ten million crackpots out there with sniper scopes, sarin gas and C-4. Ten-year-olds go on the Net, downloading encryption we can barely break, not to mention instructions on how to make a low-yield nuclear device. Privacy's been dead for years because we can't risk it. The only privacy that's left is the inside of your head. Maybe that's enough. You think we're the enemy of democracy, you and I? I think we're democracy's last hope.''
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: When Dean and Carla have reunited at the end:
-->'''Carla:''' (''watching Congressman Albert admit they need to monitor the people monitoring their enemies'') Well, who's gonna monitor the monitors of the monitors?
-->'''Dean:''' I wouldn't mind doing a little *monitoring* myself.
-->'''Carla:''' (''looks at him'') Yes, and you've got lots and lots of *monitoring* to do.
-->'''Eric:''' [[FromTheMouthsOfBabes Are you guys talking about sex?]]
* LenoDevice: A Republican senator congressman appears on Larry King.
12th Feb '15 9:35:39 PM lipranzer
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* InsistentTerminology: Sizemore's mafia character refers to Dean as a "shyster" lawyer. Dean politely corrects him, saying that "shyster" is for Jewish people, and as a person of African-American descent, he would be an "eggplant". This is, in fact, [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=melanzane a term used by people of Italian descent]] [[ShownTheirWork to refer to people of color]].
* IronicEcho: "You're either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid."


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* IWarnedYou: When Dean tells his wife their house, car, phones, etc. have all been bugged, she angrily reminds him she knew something like this might happen (which she had), to which he replies, "Now is not the time for the 'I told you so' speech."


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* InsistentTerminology: Sizemore's mafia character refers to Dean as a "shyster" lawyer. Dean politely corrects him, saying that "shyster" is for Jewish people, and as a person of African-American descent, he would be an "eggplant". This is, in fact, [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=melanzane a term used by people of Italian descent]] [[ShownTheirWork to refer to people of color]].
* IronicEcho: "You're either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid."


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* NoExceptYes: Inverted when Dean is called before his bosses at the law firm over allegations against him:
-->'''Silverberg:''' We we're told to look back on your files as far as the electrician strike. We believe that you helped a man named Sam Velotti form a company called Zurich.
-->'''Blake:''' We also found out about your connection with the Peitzo family.
-->'''Dean:''' Well, that's true.
-->'''Silverberg:''' You're admitting to it?
-->'''Dean:''' Sure. Everything except forming a company called Zurich, or knowing anybody who is named Sam Velotti, or having any connection, whatsoever to the Peitzo family.
* OnSecondThought: Carla is watching Congressman Albert talk about the need for increased surveillance on their enemies.
-->'''Dean:''' He's got a point there, sweetie.
-->'''Carla:''' (''gives him a DeathGlare'') Bobby!
-->'''Dean:''' I mean, who is this idiot, anyway?


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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Brill pretends to be like this to try and get Reynolds to make an EngineeredPublicConfession. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]
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