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Bird on a Wire (1990)

 -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  18 May 1990 (USA)
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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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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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18 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos pájaros a tiro  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,980,000 (USA)
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Animal stunts coordinator Monty Cox brought with him for the movie his own personally owned two male tigers and scouted Canada to find other big cats for the picture. See more »

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There are scenes in which mountains can be seen in the distance. There are no mountains or even big hills in Detroit. See more »

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[Repeated line]
Rick Jarmin: This can't be good for you.
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Blowin' In The Wind
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
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Non-stop action comedy
25 February 1999 | by (Bournemouth, England) – See all my reviews

If you like Goldie Hawn ( fellas ) or Mel Gibson ( girls ) this is one not to miss. It's non stop action from start to finish and eminently suitable for a younger audience than its certificate would indicate. To see poor Mel having to switch characters each time he meets some one else is entertaining , especially when he has to appear to be "gay". How so many bullets manage to miss them both is of course down to the director, after all he could hardly kill them off !! A hilarious film, played for the most part, strictly for laughs, I wish the widescreen version was available on video.


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