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Bird on a Wire (1990)

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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,980,000 (USA)
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The picture's "Bird on a Wire" title logo formed a gun-sight with a silhouetted bird out of the letter "O" in the word "on" of the film's title. See more »

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Rick and Marianne ride their stolen motorcycle through the China Town district of Racine Wisconsin. There is no China Town in Racine. See more »

Quotes

Rick Jarmin: I haven't had a girlfriend for 5 years.
Marianne Graves: Really?
Rick: Yeah - Mr. Wiggly's been on bread and water for 5 years.
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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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Average Action/Comedy
22 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Rick has been given a new identity by the FBI for helping convict a drug dealing FBI agent. Fifteen years later his former fiancé recognizes 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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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.

Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn star in this exciting action comedy. Strangely this got allot of negative reviews, but just ignore them. This is an average action/comedy. It should be fun for everyone in the family.


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