History Film / MercuryRising

6th Jan '18 4:52:48 PM nombretomado
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[[IThoughtThatWas No relation to]] ''Film/JupiterAscending''.

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7th Dec '17 9:28:40 AM Damar
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* RareGuns: Burell's preference for expensive high-end foreign handguns becomes a plot point when Art points out during the initial investigation of Burrell's faked murder-suicide of Simon's parents why a low-wage worker would buy a $1500 dollar handgun just to kill himself and his family.

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* RareGuns: Burell's preference for expensive high-end foreign handguns becomes a plot point when Art points out during the initial investigation of Burrell's faked murder-suicide of Simon's parents why a low-wage worker would buy a an imported $1500 dollar German handgun just to kill himself and his family.
11th Mar '17 7:29:51 AM MovieFan2000
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: After Art saves his life, Simon accepts him as a friend and a trusting figure.
27th Jan '17 9:45:24 PM Mdumas43073
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27th Jan '17 9:43:06 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Mercury Rising''''' is a 1998 [[{{Thriller}} action thriller]] film, based on the novel ''Simple Simon'' (1996) by Ryne Douglas Pearson. The novel was actually a sequel of ''October's Ghost'' (1994) and ''Capitol Punishment'' (1995) which both feature the main character Art Jefferson. Renamed "Art Jeffries" for the film. The film was directed by HaroldBecker, previously known for such films as ''Film/{{Malice}}'' (1993) and ''CityHall'' (1996). The main stars were Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/AlecBaldwin, and child actor Miko Hughes.

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'''''Mercury Rising''''' ''Mercury Rising'' is a 1998 [[{{Thriller}} action thriller]] film, based on the novel ''Simple Simon'' (1996) by Ryne Douglas Pearson. The novel was actually a sequel of to ''October's Ghost'' (1994) and ''Capitol Punishment'' (1995) (1995), both of which both also feature the main character Art Jefferson. Renamed Jefferson, renamed "Art Jeffries" for the film. The film was directed by HaroldBecker, previously known for such films as ''Film/{{Malice}}'' (1993) and ''CityHall'' (1996). The main stars were Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/AlecBaldwin, and child actor Miko Hughes.
11th Sep '16 8:29:24 AM MovieFan2000
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* TheDragon: Burrell to Kudrow.
20th Aug '16 2:24:32 PM Dragon101
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: The "NSA is Evil" variation of the Trope, represented by Kudrow and [[TheDragon Burrell]] (the NSA technicians involved in the plot are very innocent about the situation, even if they were the ones who created the whole mess).

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: The "NSA is Evil" variation of the Trope, represented by Kudrow and [[TheDragon Burrell]] (the NSA technicians involved in the plot are very innocent about the situation, even if they were the ones who created the whole mess). Though technically it's less the entire NSA, and more just Kudrow personally, since none of his superiors know what he is up to and he is really just trying to cover his own ass.



* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: Kudrow wished Simon dead because Simon can crack the Mercury code reflexively, and Mercury is not only the toughest code the NSA has, but also the one used by every single one of the spies that America currently has on assignment (so if an enemy power gets hold of Simon, it would risk the entire intelligence community). Kudrow ''tries'' to sell this to Art, but Art points out that Kudrow's unhesitating use of MurderIsTheBestSolution [[FauxAffablyEvil makes it very insincere]]. What Kudrow leaves out is that Mercury was also the project that got him in line for a cushy promotion and that he sold it to his superiors as completely unbreakable, so if it gets out that Mercury has been broken, it will be ''his'' head that will roll for it.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Kudrow wished Simon dead because Simon can crack the Mercury code reflexively, and Mercury is not only the toughest code the NSA has, but also the one used by every single one of the spies that America currently has on assignment (so if an enemy power gets hold of Simon, it would risk the entire intelligence community). Kudrow ''tries'' to sell this to Art, but Art points out that Kudrow's unhesitating use of MurderIsTheBestSolution [[FauxAffablyEvil makes it very insincere]].
17th Jun '16 3:33:51 AM anza_sb
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[[IThoughtThatWas No relation to]] ''Film/JupiterAscending''.
19th Apr '16 8:13:34 AM marcoasalazarm
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: As part of his EstablishingCharacterMoment, Kudrow labels Simon ([[IdiotSavant and others like him]] "retards" during his tirade about how he didn't approved the publishing of a message with Mercury on a magazine.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: As part of his EstablishingCharacterMoment, Kudrow labels Simon ([[IdiotSavant and others like him]] him]]) "retards" during his tirade about how he didn't approved the publishing of a message with Mercury on a magazine.
19th Apr '16 8:12:32 AM marcoasalazarm
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* IdiotSavant: Simon Lynch. Just to show to the audience how good he is, he is seen solving a jigsaw puzzle from the blank, reverse side.

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* IdiotSavant: Simon Lynch. Just to show to the audience how good he is, he is seen solving a jigsaw puzzle from the blank, reverse side. The term "savant" is actually used by the technicians to describe Simon's ability to (''instinctively'') break Mercury to Kudrow.


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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: As part of his EstablishingCharacterMoment, Kudrow labels Simon ([[IdiotSavant and others like him]] "retards" during his tirade about how he didn't approved the publishing of a message with Mercury on a magazine.
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