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Bird on a Wire (1990)

 -  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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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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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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18 May 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos pájaros a tiro  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$70,980,000 (USA)
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Mel Gibson sports a hip ponytail in this movie. In some of the flashback sequences, Gibson is seen sporting a long thick 70s era style mustache. See more »

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During the police chase in Detroit, as Rick takes the wheel from Marianne, the Harbour Centre Tower is clearly visible through the windshield. This and other landmarks expose the true location as downtown Vancouver in British Columbia. See more »

Quotes

Rick Jarmin: What does it matter to you - you're happily married?
Marianne Graves: I'm not.
Rick: Not happy?
Marianne: Not married.
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Referenced in Notting Hill (1999) See more »

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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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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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