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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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Everything He loves Is About To Be Used Against Him. See more »

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

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10 February 2006 (USA)  »

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The Wrong Element  »

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$115,451 (South Africa) (28 April 2006)

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$48,745,150 (USA) (12 May 2006)
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The original title for this movie was "The Wrong Element". They soon discovered Kett Turton was going around calling it "The Long Elephant". Offended by this, the producers changed it to Firewall. See more »

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The car the secretary drives is an automatic; when she stops the car in front of Bobby's church, she firmly pushes the gear lever into "park" which makes the car lurch. If the battery is dead on an automatic, you cannot start it by pushing. See more »

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Bill Cox: [off-screen] Hello Jack.
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Watch it for Harrison Ford, Watch it for Paul Bettany
26 February 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Went to watch Firewall today. Honestly, inspite of having read a detailed description of the movie I didn't expect much. However, being a fan of Harrison Ford, I decided to give it a shot.

The storyline isn't spectacular or out of the ordinary, so that won't be something you would want to watch the movie for.

What initially interested me was the entire computer security angle. Turned out to be a disappointment as I found the movie to be less on computer security and more of action and drama.

Harrison Ford has been in the movie business for around twenty years (read grown old) and so he fit into the character of Jack Stanfield perfectly. He is well backed by Paul Bettany (who excels in this role) and Virginia Madsen (who plays his wife).

Besides these three, there isn't much acting by the other characters. Some do play substantial roles but being sidekicks don't gather much attention to them.

But, I will be honest to point out that the storyline turned out to be really interesting in the second half. Well, it didn't diverge from the existing theme but Paul's entire plan makes it interesting and makes you appreciate its ingenuity.

One spectacular scene was the fight in the end. I say spectacular because it didn't appear artificial as can be seen in a lot of fights in a lot of movies. This was a fight of a civilian fighting back in desperation.

Enough said. Watch it for Harrison Ford. Watch it for Paul Bettany.


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