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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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Everything He loves Is About To Be Used Against Him. 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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Paul Bettany and Harrison Ford did some of their own stunts for the fighting scenes. 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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In Loving Memory Patricia McQueeney See more »

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Referenced in My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) See more »

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Jesus, Friend Of Sinners
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Terrific first half, disappointing ending.
27 February 2006 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

First off Harrison Ford is still capable of playing these roles, he certainly did not come off as unbelievable for the most part.

The first hour or so of the movie is top notch and plays out exactly as any good action film should, the bad guys outmaneuvering the good guy at every turn so the audience hates them even more.

Unfortunately the second half of the movie is nowhere near as strong and I believe part of this is because Paul Bettany just does not play a convincing bad ass. He's a good actor, don't get me wrong, but he's far too lenient and soft compared to similar characters from other action movies. There is a scene where Ford and family attempt an escape, only to be foiled by their captors. Following this, Bettany does respond with a nasty act, but I kept expecting him to shoot (non-fatally) one of the family members or beat them with a club or other blunt object. There were also some logic issues that bugged me, but I won't get into them here as I do not want to spoil the film for those who haven't seen it.

Despite what I mentioned above, I found the movie to be well worth the cost of admission and a fun way to spend two hours.


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