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  •  Enemy of the State is constantly being recalled (1+ / 0-)
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    when I hear about ever-new revelations with the NSA.  The ability and willingness to use whatever can be accessed, without care for whether things should be accessed, is a major part of the movie.  As is the idea of ruining innocent peoples' lives in the name of power.

    The other movie I keep thinking about is "Conspiracy Theory" with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts, with Patrick Stewart as the government agent megalomaniac gone awry.  The way they have all the computers for all the book dealers in Manhattan on instant alert for "Catcher in the Rye" is probably now somewhat do-able, though the black helicopters at the ready with SWAT teams being able to operate without anyone knowing in Manhattan to me is too incredible to believe.

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