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|Festivale online magazine, March, 1998|
Do you laugh when critics and reviewers talk about the 'logical successor' to an artist?
features a young Rain Man. Miko Hughes plays a high-functioning autistic child with
complete commitment, his performance setting a standard for the adult actors (Dustin Hoffman played the autistic adult in Rain Man).
Mercury Rising features a young Rain Man. Miko Hughes plays a high-functioning autistic child with complete commitment, his performance setting a standard for the adult actors (Dustin Hoffman played the autistic adult in Rain Man).
Hughes nine-year-old character is a savant who breaks the NSA's supercode when it appears in a geek puzzle book. His call on the puzzle line starts a series of events that leaves him an orphan hiding on the streets of Chicago with maverick FBI agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis).
Miko Hughes as Simon in Mercury Rising
The premise is simple, the story arc is standard Hollywood, but the characterisation is strong, and
the audience are carried through from beginning to end without a single mis-step.|
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Title: Mercury Rising (1998)
|The Players: Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes, Chi McBride, Kim Dickens||official site|
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