Enemy of the State

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Enemy of the State is a 1998 film about a lawyer that has his life destroyed by a rogue NSA manhunt when he accidentally stumbles upon evidence of political assassination.

Directed by Tony Scott. Written by David Marconi
The only privacy left is inside your head (taglines)

Robert Clayton Dean

  • Actually, I believe the term "shyster" is reserved for attorneys of the Jewish persuasion. I believe the proper term for me is "eggplant".
  • Conspiracy theorists of the world unite.
  • That's my blender.
  • [talking to wife on the way back from work] You're the only woman for me. You and Janet Jackson.

Edward "Brill" Lyle

  • If you live another day I'll be very impressed.
  • It's a brave new world out there. At least, it better be.


Robert Clayton Dean: Planning a quick getaway?
Edward "Brill" Lyle: Yeah. Ever since I met you.

Robert Clayton Dean: What the hell just happened?
Edward "Brill" Lyle: I blew up the building.
Robert Clayton Dean: Why?
Edward "Brill" Lyle: Because you made a phone call!

Edward "Brill" Lyle: In guerrilla warfare they taught us to use our weaknesses as strengths.
Robert Clayton Dean: Such as?
Edward "Brill" Lyle: If they're big and your little, then you're fast and they're slow. You're hidden and they're exposed. You fight only the battles you know you can win.

Thomas Brian Reynolds: What will it take for us to walk out of here with that video tape?
Boss Paulie Pintero: The end of the world.

Congressman Sam Albert: [on TV] We knew that we had to monitor our enemies. We've also come to realize that we need to monitor the people who are monitoring them...
Carla Dean: Well who's gonna monitor the monitors of the monitors?
Robert Clayton Dean: I wouldn't mind doing a little... "monitoring" myself.
Carla Dean: Yes, and you've got lots and lots of... "monitoring" to do.
Eric Dean: Are you guys talking about sex?


  • It's not paranoia if they're really after you
  • In God we trust. The rest we monitor.
  • The only privacy left is inside of your head


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