Directed by: Harold Becker
Writing credits: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Movie Genre: Drama/Thriller
Running Time: 108 minutes
Mercury Rising is an action movie based on the novel Simon Says by Ryne Douglas Pearson.
The United States government is about to launch its brand new super code. Impossible to break, or so they thought, until nine-year old autistic Simon breaks it.
NSA chief Nicholas Kudrow, who says the code protects covert American operatives all over the world, sends an assassin to do away with Simon.
Simon's parents are killed but Simon survives, hiding in a secret closet crawlspace where maverick FBI agent Art Jeffries later discovers him.
Simon is emotionally unpredictable, complicating matters as Art drags him all over Chicago, eluding Kudrow's hitman in a variety of interesting locations.
Tagline: Someone knows too much.