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Bird on a Wire (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 18 May 1990 (USA)
An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys.

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Rick has been given a new identity by the FBI for helping convict a drug dealing FBI agent. Fifteen years later his former fiance recognises him. Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him. There are many subsequent chase scenes as Rick and girlfriend revisit his former haunts. Written by Rob Hartill

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He's every woman's dream and one woman's nightmare

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Action | Comedy

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18 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tiro al blanco  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,980,000 (USA)
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Debut feature film of actor Christopher Judge. See more »

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When they are running from the police (after trying to get his black book back from the hairdresser), he hotwires a motorcycle to get the ignition on and start it. A few minutes later (after dodging the police), he appears to be turning on the ignition switch (key needed) before re-starting the motorcycle. See more »

Quotes

[In an airplane.]
Rick Jarmin: Put you head between your knees.
Marianne Graves: [doing so] Now what?
Rick Jarmin: Kiss your ass goodbye. We got no wheels, and we're coming down!
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Bird On A Wire
Written by Leonard Cohen
Produced and Arranged by David A. Stewart
Performed by The Neville Brothers
Courtesy of A&M Records
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Average Action/Comedy
22 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Rick has been given a new identity by the FBI for helping convict a drug dealing FBI agent. Fifteen years later his former fiancé recognizes him. Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him. There are many subsequent chase scenes as Rick and girlfriend revisit his former haunts.

Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn star in this exciting action comedy. Strangely this got allot of negative reviews, but just ignore them. This is an average action/comedy. It should be fun for everyone in the family.


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