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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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

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Tiro al blanco  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,980,000 (USA)
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Wes Tritter, who played Scottie, improvised his leap over the sandwich board. See more »

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When they are running from the police (after trying to get his black book back from the hairdresser), he hotwires a motorcycle to get the ignition on and start it. A few minutes later (after dodging the police), he appears to be turning on the ignition switch (key needed) before re-starting the motorcycle. 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 Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (2005) See more »

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Ramblin' Man
Written by Dickey Betts (as Forrest Richard Betts)
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band (as The Allman Brothers)
Courtesy of PolyGram Records
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Nice, entertaining
23 July 2007 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

I don't think this movie is as bad as some comments say, it is not a hit, but it is just the kind of movie I like very much and that IMHO are not being made anymore. It's a classical 90's easy-going action/comedy that won't disappoint anybody, who is not looking for a complicated plot and surprising end :)

I really enjoyed watching this movie, especially thanks to a beautiful couple made by Mel Gibson and Golide Hawn. It's just one of those movies you can watch over and over again and it sill keeps you entertained (well, the final scene seems a little boring to me...).

If you are looking for a nice action/comedy, check this one out, you won't be disappointed.


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