Enemy of the State (1998) Poster

Gene Hackman: Edward Lyle

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  • Robert Clayton Dean : What the hell is happening?

    Brill : I blew up the building.

    Robert Clayton Dean : Why?

    Brill : Because you made a phone call.

  • Brill : Do they know me?

    Robert Clayton Dean : Who's them?

    Brill : Do they know me?

    Robert Clayton Dean : I don't know what you're talking about.

    Brill : You're either very smart... or incredibly stupid.

  • Brill : In guerrilla warfare, you try to use your weaknesses as strengths.

    Robert Clayton Dean : Such as?

    Brill : Well, if they're big and you're small, then you're mobile and they're slow. You're hidden and they're exposed. You only fight battles you know you can win. That's the way the Vietcong did it. You capture their weapons and you use them against them the next time.

  • Brill : The government's been in bed with the entire telecommunications industry since the forties. They've infected everything. They get into your bank statements, computer files, email, listen to your phone calls... Every wire, every airwave. The more technology used, the easier it is for them to keep tabs on you. It's a brave new world out there. At least it'd better be.

  • Brill : You're blowing my whole life.

    Robert Clayton Dean : What life? You live in a fucking jar so the world can't touch you. And Rachel, you didn't give a shit about Rachel. Just some package under seat number 32 to you.

    [Brill punches Dean, who then points the gun at Brill] 

    Brill : Come on. Do you have a problem? Do it. Go on, do it.

    Robert Clayton Dean : I'm all you've got. And you're all I've got.

  • Robert Clayton Dean : I'm sick of this, you either shoot me, or tell me what the fuck is going on!

    Brill : You have something they want!

    Robert Clayton Dean : I don't have anything!

    Brill : Maybe you do, but you don't know it! Stay off the phone. Stay away from me and Rachel, you come near any one of us, I'm gonna kill you.

  • Brill : In your phone was a GPS sat-tracker. Pulses at 24 gigahertz.

    Robert Clayton Dean : I don't know what that means.

    Brill : It's like a LoJack, only two generations better than what the police have.

    Robert Clayton Dean : And what does that mean?

    Brill : You speak English?

    Robert Clayton Dean : Obviously not that well.

    Brill : Kind of a jerk, aren't you?

  • Brill : If you live another day I will be very impressed.

  • Brill : You're the threat now. Just like I was.

    Robert Clayton Dean : Threat to whom? To them?

    Brill : No. To your family, your friends, everybody you know, everybody you meet. That's why I went away and didn't come back. You've got to go away, Robert.

    Robert Clayton Dean : No, I don't think so. This is my life, I worked hard for it and I want it back. I grew up without a father, I know what that is. And I will not allow my family to go through that.

  • Robert Clayton Dean : Steve? I thought you said his name was Bill.

    Brill : No, *you're* Bill!

    Robert Clayton Dean : If I'm Bill, you're going to have to let me *know* that I'm Bill!

    Brill : I just did.

  • [Watching a surveillance tape with Congressman Albert having sex with his female assistant] 

    Brill : I think you're a little young to watch this part.

    Robert Clayton Dean : Yeah, so's she.

  • Brill : What? That's my best aloha shirt.

    Robert Clayton Dean : Yeah, well say "aloha" to it.

  • Brill : I need sugar. I'm getting cranky.

    Robert Clayton Dean : Getting?

  • Brill : You wanna take a poke at me?

    Robert Clayton Dean : I don't hit senior citizens.

  • Brill : You're transmitting. Get rid of your watch.

    Robert Clayton Dean : My wife gave me this watch.

    Brill : Then keep it.

  • Brill : Fort Meade has 18 acres of mainframe computers underground. You're talking to your wife on the phone and you use the word "bomb", "president", "Allah", any of a hundred keywords, the computer recognizes it, automatically records it, red-flags it for analysis. That was 20 years ago.

  • Brill : In the old days, we actually had to tap a wire into your phone line. Now with calls bouncing off satellites, they snatch'em right out of the air.

  • Robert Clayton Dean : Why are they after me?

    Brill : I don't know and I don't wanna know

    Brill : You're transmitting. They still got a signal on you. Get rid of your cloths all of them

    Robert Clayton Dean : Then what am I supposed to do?

    Brill : Nothing. You live another day I'll be very impressed. You have something they want.

    Robert Clayton Dean : Look, I don't have anything

    Brill : Maybe you do and you don't know it

  • Robert Clayton Dean : Planning a quick getaway?

    Brill : Yeah. Ever since I met you.

  • Brill : Yeah, go for it Mr. Congressman.

  • Brill : You're either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid.

    Robert Clayton Dean : We'll see in a minute. Watch out for the FBI.

    [winks to Brill] 

  • Robert Clayton Dean : He said his name was Brill.

    Brill : He said it, or you said it and he picked up on it?

    Robert Clayton Dean : [pause]  Oh shit, I said it.

  • Brill : Get in the fucking elevator.

  • Robert Clayton Dean : Conspiracy theorists of the world unite.

    Brill : It's more than a theory with me. I'm a former conspirer.

  • Brill : Goddamn... you son of a bitch!

  • [Dean and Brill were trying to make Reynolds confess, but they were captured by him] 

    Brill : [to Dean]  Asshole!

    Robert Clayton Dean : Great plan!

  • Brill : [smiling]  Huh, not too stupid after all.

  • Brill : [Pratt has Brill, who is disguised as a policeman, at gunpoint]  You're gonna shoot a policeman on the street? You wouldn't get a block.

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