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We were helping the secret police supply weapons

[Edward "Brill" Lyle and Robert sit in a restaurant. Brill tells Robert about his shady past as a NSA agent]

Edward Lyle:
So, we were helping the secret police supply weapons... to the Afghani rebels fighting the Soviets. My partner and I were on the eastern border monitoring Soviet military transmissions. It was kind of fun actually.
[Brill chuckles]

Edward Lyle:
I liked the Iranians. Back in Tehran, the hard-liners seized the embassy, and overnight, the whole country changed. People we'd been working with, they turned on us. I got out. My partner didn't. By the time I got home, the whole mission had become a press disaster waiting to happen. Aiding and abetting the new enemy. The agency conveniently forgot I existed. I don't blame them. It's what they had to do. I loved the agency. I loved the work. I loved the people. It was my whole life.
Robert Clayton Dean:
Your partner was Rachel's father.
[Robert picks up a cup of coffee]

Edward Lyle:
[nods]
Yeah. The idea was...
[pause]

Edward Lyle:
...the idea always was that if one of us got out, he'd take care of the other's family.
[Robert drinks the coffee]

Edward Lyle:
Rachel was all he had. So she became my promise to him.
[a waitress approaches them and places a plate on the table]

Waitress:
Here you go, hon.
Edward Lyle:
Thank you.
[Robert looks at a woman and two children who sit nearby]

Robert Clayton Dean:
Maybe we can still keep that promise in a way.
Edward Lyle:
[shakes his head]
You're a threat now, just like I was.
Robert Clayton Dean:
Threat to whom? To them?
Edward Lyle:
To your family, friends, everyone you know, everyone you meet. That's why I went away and didn't come back. You gotta go away, Robert.
Robert Clayton Dean:
No, I don't think so. This is my life. I worked hard for it, and I want it back.
[Brill eats]

Robert Clayton Dean:
I grew up without a father. I know what that is. And I will not allow my family to go through that.

Transcript:
So, we were helping
the secret police supply weapons...
to the Afghani rebels
fighting the Soviets.
My partner and I were on the eastern border
monitoring Soviet military transmissions.
It was kind of fun actually.
Iliked the Iranians.
Back in Tehran, the hard-liners
seized the embassy,
and overnight,
the whole country changed.
People we'd been working with,
they turned on us. I got out.
My partner didn't.
By the time I got home,
the whole mission had become
a press disaster waiting to happen.
Aiding and abetting
the new enemy.
The agency conveniently
forgot I existed.
I don't blame them.
It's what they had to do.
Iloved the agency.
Iloved the work.
Iloved the people.
It was my whole life.
Your partner
was Rachel's father.
Yeah. The idea was...
The idea always was that if one of us got
out, he'd take care of the other's family.
Rachel was all he had.
So she became
my promise to him.
- Here you go, hon.
- Thank you.
Maybe we can still keep
that promise in a way.
You're a threat now,
just like I was.
Threat to whom? To them?
To your family, friends,
everyone you know, everyone you meet.
That's why I went away and didn't
come back. You gotta go away, Robert.
No, I don't think so.
This is my life.
I worked hard for it,
and I want it back.
I grew up without a father.
I know what that is.
And I will not allow
my family to go through that.
Mommy,
I don't wanna go home.
Wanna take
a poke at me?
- Come on.
- I don't hit senior citizens.
Oh, come here, Babe.
Come up here. Come on.
In guerilla warfare, you try
to use your weaknesses as strengths.
- Such as?
- Well,
if they're big and you're small,
then you're mobile and they're slow.
You're hidden
and they're exposed.
Only fight battles you know you can win.
That's the way the Vietcong did it.
You capture their weapons and you
use them against them the next time.
That way they're supplying you.
You grow stronger as they grow weaker.
- Hey, try these.
- Can I have something else, please?
- Yeah. Here.
- Never mind.
- That's my best aloha shirt.
- Well, say "aloha" to it.
- Steve, how you doing? Need some gear.
- Howdy. Help yourself.
- Hi, Bill. - Say hi to
Bill. - How you doing, Bill?
Steve, where's the two gigahertz
video transmitters?
Right behind you,
second shelf.
Steve? I thought you said
his name was Bill.
No. You're Bill.
- Lf I'm Bill, let me know I'm Bill.
- I just did.
The president has not
committed himself,
but he does recognize that we
do need something in this area.
And I think he will come to see
that this bill will, in the end,
provide the kind
of security that this...
- what security?
- The kind of security he's gonna need.
Ah, here we go.
Modified cell phone
interfaced with laptop computer.
- Creates an enormously powerful tool
- what is that?
This is Congressman Albert's
home address and his cellular E.S.N.
Now, we reprogram
our phone...

Clip duration: 238 seconds
Views: 8
Movie: Enemy of the State
Year: 1998
Genres: action, thriller
Summary: A lawyer becomes targeted by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a politically motivated crime.


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Actors

Edward Lyle - Gene Hackman
Robert Clayton Dean - Will Smith