Mercury Rising is a 1998 American political action thriller film starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Harold Becker, the movie is based on Ryne Douglas Pearson's 1996 novel originally published as Simple Simon. Willis plays Art Jeffries, an undercover FBI agent who protects a 9-year-old boy with autism who is targeted by government assassins after he cracks a top secret government code.
The film was released on April 3, 1998, on Alec Baldwin's 40th birthday. It received mostly negative reviews.