Uh-uh. No way.Bruce Willis is a negotiator type FBI agent who gets caught up in a bungle during an undercover operation (it's not his fault). People die. Bruce gets pulled off duty for losing his touch. He ends up heading to a home where there's been what looks like a murder suicide. It wasn't. Bruce finds an autistic kid (Miko Hughes) in the closet and figures something's up, and the kid's in danger.
What's happened is that the kid's broken a super-secret sophisticated military code (he found it in the back of...a puzzle magazine. Suuuuuure.). You're never really sure what it is or what it does, only that it's super-secret, sophisticated, and the military is pissed that the kid broke it. So what does the head code guy (Alec Baldwin) do? Change the code? Nope. Explain the flaws to his superiors and ask for more money to fix the flaws? Negative. He decides to have the kid killed. Why?
Because he's evil. Eviillle.
Bruce protects the kid. Bruce saves him. Bad guy dies.
What's wrong? Well, it's dumb, first of all. In one scene, Willis is the object of the citywide manhunt. He's got the kid literally tucked under an arm. He walks into a building, asks a complete stranger to watch him, while he leaves, and you know what?
She does it.
He looks like death warmed over, he's sweaty, he's got a kicking and screaming kid with him and a gun not-so-well-hidden in his belt, and he's a complete fucking stranger. Yep. That's every bit as plausible as the kid breaking the super-secret sophisitcated code.
Willis doesn't suck. The movie does. He's not given enough material to work with to make his character or the film interesting. Hughes is actually quite good in his role, but Baldwin...ugh. The guy's making some seriously bad judgment calls on his projects. The lines he has to recite...ack.If it's Bruce you want, rent 12 Monkeys or the first Die Hard. Skip this one.