Mercury Rising - Movie Synopsis & Plot
An autistic, 9 year-old boy uncovers a hidden code in a puzzle that is supposed to be unbreakable. He calls up the number uncovered and is immediately traced by the computers on the other end.
The next day, his parents are murdered, and FBI Agent Art Jeffries takes the case. In what seemed like a random killing, he discovers a larger conspiracy, and the only chance of solving the mystery is to keep the boy alive. Unfortunately, the conspirators, headed by the high-ranking NSA Lt. Nicholas Kudrow, will stop at nothing to see the boy killed. In protecting the boy, Jeffries finds himself at blame, running from both the FBI and the killers. Who will survive? Based on the novel, "Simple Simon."