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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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

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18 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tiro al blanco  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,338,160 (USA) (20 May 1990)

Gross:

$70,980,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Producer Rob Cohen has said of this movie: "There have been other films with car chases, helicopters, motorcycle rides through impossibly narrow alleys, rooftop escapes, et cetera. But this picture's specialty was the zoo climax and the difficulty shooting it". See more »

Goofs

Rick Jarmin and Marianne Graves are visiting Lou and Molly Baird's house. Just after Albert Diggs and Eugene Sorenson show up, all characters begin to head through the kitchen towards the Bairds' basement. Molly replies, "It's designed as a bomb shelter. No one can get in here." Then, before she is off camera, Molly shares an expletive showing she must have made some mistake in the scene that the editors decided to keep. See more »

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Marianne Graves: What are you doing here?
Rick Jarmin: I missed you. Now hop on...
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Referenced in The Hard Way (1991) See more »

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Get Your Face Off My Gas
Written and Performed by Luis Jardim
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A great "Man's Movie"
6 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie but my wife hates it!

This one combined great actors, comedy, action, bad guys, good guys, women, strong women, lions, tigers, (no bears), drama, explosions, gunfire, helicopters, deception, impossible situations and narrow escapes.

Now I ask you. What else are you looking for? Education and information? The ballet it is not, although there is some action high on buildings.

If you are male or like male type movies, you can't go wrong!

Goldie is delicious as always, Mel Gibson is, well, Mel Gibson!

This movie is a action thriller comedy that moves from start to finish!


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