Firewall (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  10 February 2006 (USA)
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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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Harrison Ford was so impressed with the beauty of Bowen Island in British Columbia that he purchased a $13-million waterfront property upon the request of girlfriend Calista Flockhart. See more »


When we first see Janet's car (a fairly pristine Green 1970's Dodge Dart)it is more or less perfect. All lights work and it's in great shape but when Jack lets Janet out on the dirt road (to call the police) before driving to the old cabin/house both head lights are completely gone and the grill is broken. Then just a few seconds later when Jack drives over the bridge the car's headlights are back but the grill is partially missing. See more »


[first lines]
Bill Cox: [off-screen] Hello Jack.
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Features The Flintstones (1960) 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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Firewall: Very Entertaining
24 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was better than I thought it would be. I really enjoyed it. Seeing Harrison Ford back in action was an added bonus. He can definitely still bring it. It was great to see him back on the big screen as feisty as ever still kicking butt. The villain was played by Paul Bettany who is always brilliant when playing a dirty rotten scoundrel. I didn't realize how tall he (Paul) is until this movie, (he is a good inch taller than Harrison Ford, who is over 6 ft) The film was a bit slow in parts, but the ending makes up for it. I wouldn't suggest taking small children as it is a bit violent for its PG-13 rating. There are also a couple funny / cute moments that were really well played. If you are a Harrison Ford fan, you won't want to miss Firewall.

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