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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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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  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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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It rained very little during the "rain days" in rainy Vancouver, and so up to six water trucks were used to make "rain" and wet down streets. That was just for two nights making it rain along three whole city blocks downtown. While filming at a luxury house up in Lions Bay for six weeks, the house's roof was covered with rain wands on stands and all the windows had special dripping apparatus all hooked up to a fire hydrant outside the property so we had rain most everyday. 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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User Reviews

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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