MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,839 this week

Tripwire (1989)

5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 163 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

A terrorist (Warner) and an FBI agent (Knox) fight out a personal feud with one another.

Director:

Writers:

, (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 07 May 2011
 
a list of 8238 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 5621 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 69 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Tripwire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tripwire (1989)

Tripwire (1989) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tripwire.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.

Director: Kevin Spacey
Stars: Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise
Vanishing Point (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, an ex race car driver and a former Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Robert Carner
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Christine Elise, Steve Railsback
Young Guns II (1990)
Action | Crime | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Billy "The Kid" and his gang is wanted by the law, and when "Doc" Scurlock and Chavez are captured, Billy has to save them. They escape and set south for Mexico. "Let's hire a thief to ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips
Hidden Fears (1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A widowed woman is being stalked by her husband's muderers.

Director: Jean Bodon
Stars: Meg Foster, Frederic Forrest, Bever-Leigh Banfield
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Unax Ugalde
Good (2008)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.

Director: Vicente Amorim
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

High Times' Pot Luck is an upbeat pot caper that centers around a mobster who discovers the magic of marijuana.

Director: Alison Thompson
Stars: Frank Adonis, Theo Kogan, Sylvia Miles
Daylight (1996)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.

Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen
Dead On: Relentless II (Video 1992)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles.

Director: Michael Schroeder
Stars: Ray Sharkey, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.

Director: Jane Campion
Stars: Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A man who assumes the identity of his deceased twin in Argentina.

Director: Ana Piterbarg
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Soledad Villamil, Daniel Fanego
George Washington (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, David Dukes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jack DeForest
...
Josef Szabo
...
Annie
...
Trudy
...
Rick DeForest
...
Turbo
...
El Tigre
...
Hans
...
Lee Pitt
...
Merle Shine
...
Julia
Dean Tokuno ...
Mizoguchi
Jon Richard Platten ...
Major Riley
Richard Stay ...
Jeff Szabo
...
Reese
Edit

Storyline

A terrorist (Warner) and an FBI agent (Knox) fight out a personal feud with one another.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 November 1989 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Acélcsapda  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A surprisingly well-made action film that delivers the goods.
19 March 1999 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

Ruthless international mercenaries trained to kill have decided to hijack a speeding railroad train loaded with a full arsenal of powerful military weaponry capable of threatening world peace... The only hero who can intercept the villains' scheme for world domination through the endangering of the human population is the irascible Jack DeForest (Terence Knox). He's an over-the-counter secret agent working for the U.S. Government who must thwart left-wing terrorists led by Josef Szabo (the ever-reliable David Warner).

However, the battle between good and evil has escalated into a personal fight of reprisal when DeForest accidentally dispatches the son of the notorious terrorist Szabo. This gruesome murder of the terrorist leader's loved one has instigated plenty of evil's unprecedented wrath! Seeking an all out retribution, Szabo launches an attack pinpointing DeForest's family...resulting in the untimely murder of Jack's wife and the abduction of their only teenage son...

Now, DeForest must fight not only for his country...but for the one he truly cares about...

TRIPWIRE will not win any awards for creativity, novelty in the storyline or even for longevity. TRIPWIRE, unfortunately will not stand the test of time. Thanks to this film's dearth of originality, it will relinquish on the video shelves along with hundreds of mind-boggling action films.

That, having been said, I was pleasantly surprised to find TRIPWIRE to be a not-so-bad thriller. TRIPWIRE is an action-packed tale with lots of standout moments from the eye-opening intro involving breathtaking motorcycle stunts to the taunting conclusion. The exhilarating skimobile pursuit between the protagonist and a fugitive is fun to watch as well.

TRIPWIRE is a complex thriller which entertains just as easily. Character development is rather innovative throughout, with DeForest's son as among the best characters. The actor is great portraying a troubled teen. David Warner as well chews the scenery as a hard-bitten, very bitter terrorist who vows revenge on the one responsible for the untimely murder of his son.

Considering this movie's limitations with its low budget and the anonymity of this motion picture to the general public, TRIPWIRE is a well done action film with an even pace and characters who are not so repellent. The film is on-target all the way from the explosive, high-caliber overture to the screen's fade out... This movie is worth a look for genre fans.

RATING: **1/2 out of ****.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tripwire (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?