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Bird on a Wire (1990)

PG-13  |   |  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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Storyline

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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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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When Stephen Tobolowsky's character goes to check on Ricks last places of employment, you get a brief glimpse of the name David Puttnam and Columbia pictures. A reference to Puttnam's brief and turbulent time as head of Columbia pictures in the 80's. See more »

Goofs

Rick and Marianne take a ferry boat clearly labeled "DETROIT-RACINE FERRY." Detroit is on the east side of Michigan. Racine Wisconsin is across Lake Michigan on the west side of Michigan. Such a ferry would have to take a 2-3 day voyage around the entirety of Michigan. See more »

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Marianne Graves: I need a bed. I need a bath. I need a massage. I need a manicure... I need my therapist.
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Written and Performed by Luis Jardim
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This movie is really good.
3 January 2000 | by (Miami, Florida) – See all my reviews

Don't pay attention to negative reviews. This movie is really good and I'm sure everyone will enjoy it as much as I did. Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn are a wonderful couple and their performance is excellent. Don't wait any longer ... rent it right now!


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