A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
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Equifax, one of the most known risk management companies in the world and which is in the New York Stock Exchange, was a special consultant for the film's director, actors and producers. See more »
When Jack goes to the bank at Seatac Airport to authorize the "reverse" wire transfers he would not be able to authorize a "reverse" wire from the bank where he was at. Only the bank where the funds originated can authorize a wire transfer to another institution. Secondly wire transfers do not happen instantaneously as depicted. They have to go through the Federal Reserve. It was late at night in this scene and the Federal Reserve closes at 6 p.m. EST. In Seattle that means that any wire originated after 3 P.M. would not have taken place until the next business day and even then could have taken up to 2 hours. See more »
Watch it for Harrison Ford, Watch it for Paul Bettany
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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