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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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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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$70,980,000 (USA)
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One of three 1990 movies starring Mel Gibson which were first released in that year. The other pictures were Hamlet (1990) and Air America (1990). Bird on a Wire (1990) though was shot in mid-1989, but did not debut in theaters until 1990. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Rick Jarmin: That ought to cover the damages.
Raun: What damages?
[Rick rides a motorbike through the closed salon door]
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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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Mel Gibson rocks
24 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie rocks--so what that it's implausible, it's fun to watch! Just watch the car chase scene towards the beginning--it's more fun than most of the recent ones, (esp. when the little yellow trolley comes out instead of the train) albeit less realistic. I wish Goldie Hawn's character was smarter though, and more independent. But Mel Gibson rocks.


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