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Bird on a Wire (1990)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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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Action | Comedy

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18 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Bird on a Wire  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$70,980,000 (USA)
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Rick Jarmin (Mel Gibson)'s year of birth is given on a computer screen as being 1954. In real life, Gibson, being born in 1956, is two years younger. See more »

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During the scene where the police seize the car the lead officer's lines have been looped. First he asks for the car to be towed away, then he assigns two officers to cover the stores, this is then repeated although a slight attempt has been made to cover it up. See more »

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Rick Jarmin: That ought to cover the damages.
Raun: What damages?
[Rick rides a motorbike through the closed salon door]
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Blowin' In The Wind
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
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bad day at the zoo for Mel and Goldie
30 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The star power of Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn help this 1990 action film, which is about a witness protection program refugee who reconnects by accident with his old girlfriend. The two then run to avoid the people after him. And run and run and run.

There are so many chase scenes in this movie, I lost count, but they lead to a very effective finale in the zoo. I enjoyed this movie because of its two stars. I thought they had great chemistry and repartee.

The movie is short on plot and character development, you know, things that one would occasionally enjoy seeing in a film, and long on action, charm, Mel's rear, Goldie's figure, and fashion. On this basis, I found it enjoyable.


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