The movie works only because we care about jeffries and the boy, and the way they come to care about each other. After this encounter, crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the expatient donnie wahlberg. A bruce willis movie helped me diagnosed my autistic son when the medical community failed me. The german tvchannel rtl cut all of the violence out of the movie, to send it on an. Bruce willis plus child this was a popular knitting pattern in hollywood at the turn of the millennium, examples such as the sixth sense and the kid prove this. Abel ferrara, carolyn marz, baybi day, harry schultz. Biography bruce willis pl probably the best bruce willis. Willis plays art jeffries, an undercover fbi agent who protects a nineyearold autistic boy, simon lynch played by miko hughes, who is. Frank miller, robert rodriguez, quentin tarantino stars. The plot of mercury rising is almost laughably thin.
Bruce willis plays an fbi agent on the run with miko hughes, whose. Mercury rising trailer directed by harold becker and starring bruce willis, alec baldwin, miko hughes, chi mcbride, robert stanton. Willis has always been a box office success during his career and had occasional positive response. Working constantly and playing to his strengths, the witty willis enjoyed a career longevity that other action movie stars could only envy. In this case it is an autistic child and the danger to the child from the bad guys and from his own disability. Shadowy elements in the nsa target a nineyear old autistic savant for death when he is. Universal i n mercury rising, the mercury may rise but pulses never do.
During a routine investigation of the disappearance of autistic child whose parents were found dead in their living. Autism manifest in different ways in each person however there are main traits that are generally the same. Cnn mercury rising shows willis softer side april 2, 1998. Over the next few days he really has his hands filled with this child, and defending both his life and that of the child from these rogue national security agents.
This moves at a breakneck speed building tension along the way as various covert types try to put a bullet in willis and companies collective head. The young miko hughes gives a remarkable performance as simon, willis autistic charge, and he and the hollywood star work well together. Williss career began in television in 1984, most notably as david addison in moonlighting 19851989, and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. Mercury rising received a poor reception, a fate that movies of mixed genres often received. Bruce willis movie helped me diagnosed my autistic son. Willis has a younger sister named florence and two younger brothers named robert deceased and david. When the surveillance is suddenly suspended, art decides to take the boy with him and runs away. Mercury rising is a taut thriller with an emotional bond at its core.
Mercury rising lays the action on thick, but can never find a dramatic pulse to keep viewers or bruce willis. Bruce willis is an american actor, film producer, singer, songwriter, and screenwriter. Jan 09, 2012 mercury rising trailer directed by harold becker and starring bruce willis, alec baldwin, miko hughes, chi mcbride, robert stanton. An autistic child sees through a top secret code, and the government decides to kill him.
Aug 12, 2012 the movie is about an autistic child simon starring miko hughes who was able to break a million dollar code call mercury. Shadowy elements in the nsa target a nineyear old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code. Bruce willis is an outcast fbi agent who protects a 9 year old autistic boy who is the. Willis develops a touching relationship with the boy, who does an amazing job acting as an autistic child. Mickey rourke, clive owen, bruce willis, jessica alba. A nineyearold autistic savant boy, simon lynch miko hughes is given an adult puzzle book by his teacher, and deciphers a phone number in a. Art jeffries bruce willis, a renegade fbi agent, combats ruthless federal agents to protect simon, a nineyearold autistic boy who has. Mercury rising, the new bruce willis alec baldwin movie opening friday, is one of those good video movies that should do decent box office based on the drawing power of the stars. That smirk on bruce williss face is sending a message. At the end of the movie, the mother builds a circular tower which is similar to a tower the child built from playing cards. Starring bruce willis, alec baldwin, miko hughes, chi mcbride, kim dickens, robert stanton, bodhi pine.
Audiences came in expecting an action movie, and what they found was a heartwarming film about autism. Walter bruce willis was born in the west german town of idaroberstein on march 19, 1955. Aug 06, 1999 what starts out as a horror movie about a troubled 8yearold boy haley joel osment who claims to see dead people, and the child psychologist bruce willis determined to cure him, eventually. Bruce willis plays an fbi agent, which should come as no surprise, and he somehow manages to be that cop who gets discharged for dangerous but honorable behavior, and be in a position to eventually be the sole protector of an autistic child who has found a top secret code written by the nsa and retardedly sorry inserted into a puzzle magazine. When an autistic boy cracks a government code, its up to an fbi agent bruce willis to protect the kid from a program chief alec baldwin who wants the security threat eliminated. Most of the actorsactresses in the movies do a reasonable job of portraying a person with autistic traits. Directed by harold becker, the movie is based on ryne douglas pearsons 1996 novel originally published as simple simon, which was the working title of the film. Fbi agent art jeffries bruce willis is despondent and without hope, teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Willis only friend is a sidekick named bizzi jordan chi mcbride, who has, as is the. In mercury rising, bruce willis plays an outcast fbi agent, art jeffries, a man haunted by a botched operation in which children were shot and killed needlessly. Alec baldwin plays an nsa official who orders that boy, his family, and anyone else connected to the secret code killed in order to save thousands of others lives his own personal justification. Malcom crowe bruce willis is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy expatient. When an autistic boy cracks a government code, its up to an fbi agent bruce willis to protect the kid from a program chief alec baldwin who wants the s. Sep 22, 2018 a bruce willis movie helped me diagnosed my autistic son when the medical community failed me. Oct 26, 2019 this movie marks the second time bruce willis has battled a soldier believed to have died years before the events of the movie take place. Jan 08, 2017 he played an autistic child in the 2000 disney drama opposite bruce willis. The best movie quotes, movie lines and film phrases by movie quotes. The rest of the movie follows simon, art, the fbi and the nsa through to the resolution of this problem. A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible.
Willis stars as a renegade government operative who becomes protector of an autistic child miko hughes who has cracked the supposedly impenetrable mercury security code. The movie casts willis as agent art jeffries, who breaks ranks to protect an autistic savant miko hughes after the child inadvertently deciphers a top secret government code. Willis has always been a box office success during his. With bruce willis, miko hughes, alec baldwin, chi mcbride. Bruce willis goes for strategy over action as an exfbi agent protecting a brilliant autistic boy from the nsa. The eldest of four children, walter bruce willis was born on march 19, 1955, in idaroberstein, west germany, where his father was a welder serving in the u. Chad lindberg, who plays james, would go on to appear in the fast and the furious 2001, another movie from universal pictures, three years after this movie was released. He breaks some top secret code that someone put into a word puzzle. There is a little boy named simon who is autistic, and is very good at puzzles.
What happened to the kid he has a famous sister and a lot of. Page 2 this category is for questions and answers related to willis, bruce, as asked by users of. After being discharged from the military in 1957, his father took the family back to. Jeffries finds the boy hidden in the closet of his house. The latest bruce willis for 2018 is a remake of the charles bronson 1970s movie death wish. Bruce willis is an outcast fbi agent who is assigned to protect a 9 year old autistic boy who is the target for assassins after cracking a top secret government code. A fbi agent, art bruce willis who was investigating the death of. The movie is about an autistic child simon starring miko hughes who was able to break a million dollar code call mercury. An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of new york after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill. I am a mother of three incredible children with autism and it has been a long journey to figure out how to take care of their different needs. Baby hayes pertrucio 19851989 the sixth sense malcolm crowe 1999 trauma center det. Heres a look at the best and worst across a film career that spans 30 years across over 80 roles and counting.
Mar 03, 2020 the latest bruce willis for 2018 is a remake of the charles bronson 1970s movie death wish. Mercury rising is a 1998 american action thriller film starring bruce willis and alec baldwin. The real treat is seeing big daddy bruce playing the papa bear part to the little lost boy. Bruce willis timeline featuring movies and other highlights. At only eight he held his own against the big screen superstar and picked up a raft of acting nominations for the role. All bruce willis movies ranked bruce willis is an fbi agent called in to protect the child. Mercury rising, the new bruce willisalec baldwin movie opening friday, is one of those good video movies that should do decent box office based on the drawing power of the stars. Mercury rising is a bruce willis action movie, which means that most of us know what it will be like going in, and the only question is whether its a good one or a lousy one. Plot after a disastrous secret mission, fbi agent art jeffries has to investigate a nineyearold autistic childs disappearance. Willis, bruce quizzes there are 83 questions on this topic.
She exhibits many autistic characteristics, such as insistence on sameness, good coordination, lack of social interaction, and no language. This is a dumbdown made for tv movie, inwhich willis with child in toll, is chased though the city. Bruce willis plays an fbi agent who will risk anything and everything to protect a young, autistic boy. Top 36 movies and tv shows featuring autism autism. In this action suspense thriller, nineyearold autistic savant simon. This movie is typical of the quality we have come to expect from bruce willis movies.
They have a strong character build and situations to test the character of the hero. Simon is a nineyearold autistic boy who has cracked the governments. Lucy deakins, jay underwood, bonnie bedelia, fred savage. The film wanted to be a action movie with a message. Directed by harold becker, the movie is based on ryne douglas pearson s 1996 novel originally published as simple simon, which was the working title of the film. His mother, marlene, was a german woman from kassel. Apr 02, 1998 the movie casts willis as agent art jeffries, who breaks ranks to protect an autistic savant miko hughes after the child inadvertently deciphers a top secret government code.
Bruce willis plays an fbi agent on the run with miko hughes, whose character is autistic. The kid may well be the most traumatized child in movie history. Simon is a nineyearold autistic boy who has cracked the. Willis plays art jeffries, an undercover fbi agent who protects a 9yearold autistic. Cnn mercury rising shows willis softer side april 2.1441 410 13 885 1018 156 932 1556 1070 301 1011 850 653 858 654 1487 19 589 556 976 898 103 159 737 936 201 688 1546 842 126 1321 277 986 549 550 400 683 515 844 1004 1052 1423