Enemy of the State

The last of many tales anent government encroachment on Magna Carta and a man’s home is significantly adorned by Gene Hackman’s performance, modeled from life or Benny Baker, as a former employee of the National Security Agency (out of Coppola’s The Conversation and Donner’s Conspiracy Theory) who stumbles on a stooge wanted for witnessing a would-be Deputy Director’s gross malfeasance in anticipation of office and a Telecommunications Act long warned against and nowadays taken for granted by the Congress of the United States, or nearly.

The motivations of this fellow are readily understandable, he is loyal against the political wind and yet detached in his resignation, still the problem devolves upon him accidentally.