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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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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Release Date:

18 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos p├íjaros a tiro  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$70,980,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(4 channels)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »


A "J" edit is used to mostly hide a dialog change when Joe says the line, "Relax. I'm doing everything I can do." The video cut takes place as he's sitting down and turning towards the camera and it's obvious he's not saying what we hear. There's also a slight, but noticeable, audio change when the dialog starts matching the video. See more »


Rick Jarmin: That ought to cover the damages.
Raun: What damages?
[Rick rides a motorbike through the closed salon door]
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Credits scroll down instead of up See more »


Referenced in Tosh.0: The Average Homeboy (2010) See more »


Bird On A Wire
Written by Leonard Cohen
Produced and Arranged by David A. Stewart
Performed by The Neville Brothers
Courtesy of A&M Records
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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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