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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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

Gross:

$70,980,000 (USA)
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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

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 »

Quotes

Marianne Graves: Remember when we saw those flying saucers?
Rick Jarmin: Yeah we were smoking some pretty heavy shit that time
Rick Jarmin: I think I see one now
[both see a helicopter gunship flying towards them]
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Fantan Fandango
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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