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Firewall (2006)

PG-13 | | Crime, Thriller | 10 February 2006 (USA)
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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Nothing Is More Dangerous Than A Man With Everything To Lose. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$48,745,150 (USA) (12 May 2006)
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The name of the Stanfields' boat is the Lark. See more »

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When Jack exits the elevator at the beginning of the movie, we see what he sees through the pen's camera. We see a Dell USB keyboard attached to a computer. However, when the "real" camera pans to follow Jack around the bank he works at, the same keyboard magically becomes a multimedia keyboard, which the bank wouldn't be using anyway, because they use the card reader in the USB keyboard to read their employer's IDs. See more »

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Bill Cox: [off-screen] Hello Jack.
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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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A Forgettable Popcorn Flick
15 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone with an interest in computers, I was looking forward to the release of this movie for quite a while. Seeing Harrsion Ford in the cast of a movie typically guarantees at least a minimum standard of quality. I couldn't help feeling somewhat underwhelmed by it's progression.

The movie has some positive points that I should highlight first. I had hoped a movie titled "Firewall" would portray accurate use of technology where other computer genre movies such as "Hackers" missed the boat. And for the most part it does, we see VPN, unix terminals, and other real technology set up to deliver what could have been an intriguing story about a techno-heist. There are a few glaring flaws, but generally accurate enough to draw me into a believable and entertaining story.

If the movie had kept with the technology theme for the remainder of it's run, I think it could have been a hit (at least with the IT sect). But it devolves into another mindless chase movie.

If they had fixed the bugs and not applied the 'action flick' patch, this film might have staved off obsolence and had a place in the server room.


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