Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State (1998)

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Congressman Phillip Hammersley: Telecommunications Security and Privacy Act. Invasion of privacy is more like it. - You read the Post?"This bill is not the first step towards the surveillance society. It is the surveillance society."

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Robert Clayton Dean: What the hell is happening?
Edward Lyle: I blew up the building!
Robert Clayton Dean: Why?
Edward Lyle: Because you made a phone call!
(01:34:13)

Rich Janis

Robert Clayton Dean: Hey, I'll be back to get my blender.
John Bingham: Yeah, I'll have it gift-wrapped.

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: 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 wanna take a poke at me?
Robert Clayton Dean: I don't hit senior citizens.

Fiedler: Please let me follow the nanny. She doesn't shave her legs. Women like that are so... HOT.

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.

Robert Clayton Dean: I was shopping for some lingerie. That's still legal, isn't it?
David Pratt: Were you buying that for your wife?
Robert Clayton Dean: No I was picking something up for myself, I do a little cross dressing on the weekends. You know, you'd be surprised how a nice pair of edible panties can make a guy feel sexy.

Congressman Phillip Hammersley: I'm not talking about campaign contributions, dammit, I'm talking about my constituents being out of work. Jesus man, wake up! National security isn't the only thing going on in this country.

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: You were right, I was wrong, but this is not the time for the 'I told you so' speech.

Robert Clayton Dean: You're the only woman for me. You and Janet Jackson.

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.

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.

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.

Robert Clayton Dean: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Listen. Now, we can go get a warrant and come back with the FBI, take anything we want, arrest anybody that we want. Just give the man the video tape.
Pintero: Hey, the only one who's gonna get arrested here is you, for felonious cock sucking with an attempt to swallow the evidence. So shut your mouth.

Congressman Phillip Hammersley: Are you blackmailing me, you ambitious shit?

Brill: I need sugar. I'm getting cranky.
Robert Clayton Dean: Getting?

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

Other mistake: When Will Smith checks into the hotel and his credit cards are invalid, we see that the time is 5:38 and it is daylight outside. The only problem with this is that it is supposed to be around December given all the Christmas decorations. It would be dark then in the Baltimore, not soaked with daylight.

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Trivia: The cat that Gene Hackman has is the same cat that was in Men in Black, and similarly, the cat is put into a bag in this film just like in MIB.

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Question: Is it true that there are acres of computers under the DoD? And that they scan for key words? Can anyone confirm that?

Jason Riley

Chosen answer: If there are, it is kept secret. But there is ECHELON http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON which is able to listen in on most forms of electronic communication.

Andreas[DK]
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