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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 »

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

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10 February 2006 (USA)  »

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$115,451 (South Africa) (28 April 2006)

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$48,745,150 (USA) (12 May 2006)
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Virginia Madsen received a message on her cell phone from Harrison Ford, who was offering her a part in the movie. Madsen thought it was a practical joke at first. See more »

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When Jack logs into the router to filter the attempted hack coming from multiple countries, he creates an access list which only would filter a few addresses and allows everything else. His cohort's expression of "That would even eliminate false positives!" is fully false. See more »

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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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