Trivia / Enemy of the State

  • Actor Allusion: A photo of Hackman's character in The Conversation is used for Brill's file. Critics such as Kim Newman advanced the theory that the two characters are one and the same.
  • Fake American: English actor Ian Hart as NSA Agent John Bingham.
  • Hey, It's That Place!: The law firm Dean works for is in the same building used as the headquarters in JAG.
  • Life Imitates Art: The current and ongoing controversies surrounding federally-endorsed NSA surveillance conducted on the greater American public certainly seem to echo the points addressed by the film.
  • Technology Marches On: For a tech thriller, it's certainly strange in retrospect to see characters making such extensive use of ZIP discs.
    • Not to mention the prevalent use of videotapes with the ascent of the DVD format.