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Firewall (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  10 February 2006 (USA)
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Ratings: 5.8/10 from 48,671 users   Metascore: 45/100
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A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom.



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With his family held for ransom, the head security executive for a global bank is commanded to loot his own business for millions in order to ensure his wife and children's safety. He then faces the demanding task of thwarting the kidnapper's grand scheme, which makes him look guilty of embezzlement. Written by Anonymous

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They will make him steal, but he will make them pay See more »


Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Element  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$13,635,463 (USA) (10 February 2006)


$48,745,150 (USA) (12 May 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When filming first began at a luxury house in Lions Bay, Harrison Ford decided it would be quicker and more fun to fly up by floatplane instead of endure the traffic due to Olympic preparations on the Sea to Sky highway. This was fine except that the underwriters for the movie insisted that he have a copilot who would be registered as the pilot in charge. See more »


When Jack's secretary asks her boyfriend to lend her his phone while he's playing bass guitar in a live band, he has to stop playing to get the phone out of his pocket but the bass line in the music continues uninterrupted. See more »


[first lines]
Bill Cox: [off-screen] Hello Jack.
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In Loving Memory Patricia McQueeney See more »


Features ReBoot (1994) See more »


Written by Robert del Naja (as Robert Del Naja), Grant Marshall (as Grantley Marshall),
Mushroom Vowles (as Andrew Vowles) and Horace Hinds (as Horace Andy)
Performed by Massive Attack
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

Not terrible...
22 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overall, an enjoyable movie, until the end when it felt like the director got sick of the movie and said "that's a wrap. everyone leave".

Fortunately, they didn't go overboard with the usual lousy computer scenes you normally see in a movie. In fact, the whole name of "Firewall" is poorly chosen.

If you're looking for a simple pseudo-thriller that follows the typical script, you'll enjoy this.

If you're looking for more than that, look elsewhere.

I give it a 5 out of 10. Had some enjoyable moments, but like I said, it simply ends poorly.

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