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Bird on a Wire (1990)

PG-13 | | 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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Joe Weyburn
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Lou Baird
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Mr. Takawaki
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Paul Bernard
Florence Paterson ...
Molly Baird
Tim Healy ...
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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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,338,160, 20 May 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,980,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,699,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's star teaming of Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn marketed them as "Mel and Goldie" in a similar way that the promotion of the earlier Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn movie Best Friends (1982) had promoted them as "Burt and Goldie". See more »

Goofs

At the birthday party where Sorenson is looking in through the window at Diggs in the meeting, we see what is supposed to be Sorenson's reflection in the window as he looks in. However, the camera is moving as Diggs gets up and the "reflection" doesn't change position, meaning this was a shot of Sorenson that is dissolved over it. 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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Blowin' In The Wind
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
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This movie is really good.
3 January 2000 | by 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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