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They will make him steal, but he will make them pay See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Richard Loncraine 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Joe Forte (written by)

Produced by
Tobin Armbrust .... co-producer
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Armyan Bernstein .... producer
Dana Goldberg .... executive producer
Basil Iwanyk .... producer
Charlie Lyons .... executive producer
Brent O'Connor .... executive producer
Jonathan Shestack .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alexandre Desplat 
 
Cinematography by
Marco Pontecorvo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Page 
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Coreen Mayrs 
 
Production Design by
Brian Morris 
 
Art Direction by
Helen Jarvis 
 
Set Decoration by
Johanne Hubert 
 
Costume Design by
Shuna Harwood 
 
Makeup Department
Gitte Axen .... makeup artist
Ian C. Ballard .... key hair stylist (as Ian Ballard)
Victoria Down .... key makeup artist
Michael Laudati .... makeup artist: Mr. Ford
Sherry Linder-Gygli .... hair stylist: Mr.Ford (as Sherry Gygli)
Veronica McAleer .... hair stylist: Mr. Bettany (as Veronica Brebner)
Veronica McAleer .... makeup artist: Mr. Bettany (as Veronica Brebner)
Sandy Monesmith .... hair stylist
Bill Terezakis .... special makeup designer
Maureen Terezakis .... special makeup effects producer
Vince Yoshida .... fabricator
 
Production Management
Simon Abbott .... production manager
Carol Dantuono .... post-production supervisor
Brent O'Connor .... unit production manager
Elizabeth Miller Gavcus .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Hawes .... third assistant director
Kathy Houghton .... second assistant director
Dan Mansfield .... third assistant director (as Daniel Mansfield)
Richard Whelan .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Chris Andreas .... on-set dresser
Vaughan V. Baker .... head scenic artist
Craig Brisker .... construction foreman
Niki Charalambopoulos .... scenic painter
Lynn Chaulk .... lead painter
Derek Del Puppo .... lead carpenter
Michael Diner .... set designer
Michael Dundas .... paint foreman
Dean Eilertson .... property master
Warren Flanagan .... storyboard artist
Julie Fontaine .... set decoration coordinator
Doug Girling .... set designer
Sean Goojha .... art department assistant
Christine Hawkes .... on-set painter
Michelle Hendriksen .... lead
Janette Hyland .... lead painter
Patrick Kearns .... set dresser
Jason B. Landels .... assistant property master
Andrew Li .... assistant art director
Mike Lilley .... graphic designer
Cheryl Marion .... assistant art director
Scott Mathers .... construction buyer (as Scott F. Mathers)
Steve Miller .... lead dresser
Tiara Motem .... property buyer
Claudio Palavecino .... property master: second unit
Claudio Palavecino .... props
Francisco Rosa .... spray painter
Jennifer Silvertand .... assistant set decorator
Sharon Thompson .... art department researcher
Files Wicken .... set buyer
Mikal Williams .... on-set carpenter
Glenn Woodruff .... construction coordinator (as Glenn 'Woody' Woodruff)
Andrew Li .... art director: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Andrew Bock .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Flick .... foley supervisor
Linda Folk .... adr supervisor
Dave Griffiths .... boom operator
Kimberly Harris .... adr editor
Richard King .... sound designer
Richard King .... supervising sound editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Michael W. Mitchell .... sound effects editor
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (as Alyson Moore)
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Patrick Ramsay .... sound mixer
Alex Raspa .... adr mixer: New York
John Roesch .... foley artist
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Naan Spiess .... cable
Hamilton Sterling .... sound effects editor
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Linda Yeaney .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Chris Flemington .... on set special effects supervisor
Gary Heidrick .... special effects technician
Tony Kenny .... special effects coordinator: re-shoots
Tony Lazarowich .... special effects coordinator
Kyle T. Moore .... special effects technician
Robert Paller .... special effects (as Rob Paller)
W.A. Andrew Sculthorp .... special effects (as Andrew Sculthorp)
Dale Shippam .... special effects technician
Jayme Smith .... special effects assistant
Scott R. Treliving .... special effects best
Attila Vaski .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Ager .... visual effects: Rainmaker
Riley Benard .... junior compositor: Rainmaker VFX
Jordan Benwick .... compositor
Melissa Best .... compositor
Angus Bickerton .... visual effects supervisor
Nicholas Boughen .... matchmove artist
Mark Breakspear .... visual effects: Rainmaker
Shauna Bryn .... visual effects: Rainmaker (as Shauna Bryan)
Jose Burgos .... visual effects
Craig Calvert .... visual effects artist: Rainmaker
Daniel Canfora .... visual effects
Adriano Cirulli .... digital compositor
Ashley Clark .... visual effects: Rainmaker
Martin R. Davison .... digital compositor
Kristin Dearholt .... visual effects: Rainmaker
Jason Dowdeswell .... visual effects: plate supervisor
Sean Farrow .... visual effects supervisor: The Senate Visual Effects (as Sean H. Farrow)
Tim Field .... visual effects producer: The Senate Visual Effects
Anne Foged .... digital compositor
Paul Furminger .... visual effects editor
Nicholas Hasson .... digital intermediate editor
Steven Hodgson .... set supervisor: Rainmaker
Peter Hunt .... digital compositor: Rainmaker
Marta Knapik .... visual effects: Rainmaker
Mathew Krentz .... visual effects: Rainmaker
Colin Liggett .... visual effects: Rainmaker
David Margolis .... digital compositor
Dan Mayer .... visual effects
Gustaf Nilsson .... digital compositor
Sarah Norton .... digital compositor
Carmen Pollard .... visual effects: Rainmaker
Les Quinn .... visual effects: Rainmaker
Paul Patrick Quinn .... executive producer of digital imaging
Madhava Reddy .... visual effects: Rainmaker (as Madhav Redd)
Jackie Rowson .... digital effects artist
Rupert Smith .... visual effects coordinator: The Senate Visual Effects
Trevor Strand .... digital compositor
Giuliano Dionisio Vigano .... digital compositor (as Giuliano Dionisio Vigano')
Paul Wiens .... matchmove artist
Anton Yri .... digital compositor
Simon Carr .... visual effects compositor: The Senate VFX (uncredited)
Ryan Epp .... video playback compositor (uncredited)
Karin Eunson-Ross .... visual effects producer: Frantic Films (uncredited)
David Fox .... visual effects production manager: Frantic Films (uncredited)
Anne Kim .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tom Leckie .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... visual effects production supervisor: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
George Taylor .... compositor (uncredited)
Luigi Tommaseo .... network and operations: The Senate VFX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ed Anders .... stunts
Curt Bonn .... stunt performer
Curt Bonn .... stunts
Gavin Buhr .... stunts
Jason Calder .... stunts
Kaska Calder .... stunts
Mike Carpenter .... stunt double: Paul Bettany
Mike Crestejo .... stunts
Garvin Cross .... stunts
Crystal Dalman .... stunts
Ryan Ennis .... stunts
Bill Ferguson .... stunt coordinator
Terry Leonard .... fight coordinator (as Terry J. Leonard)
Rod May .... stunts
Ron Otis .... stunts
Darryl Scheelar .... stunts
Rick Shuster .... stunts
Kimani Ray Smith .... stunts
Heath Stevenson .... stunts
Sylvesta Stuart .... stunts
Owen Walstrom .... stunts
Gavin Buhr .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tom Glass .... truck action (uncredited)
Rob Wilton .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Beaton .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Harold Bernard .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Fred Boyd .... chief lighting technician
Tim Heller .... lighting technician
Todd Hlagi .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Tim Hogan .... key grip
Steve Holland .... generator operator
Michael P.R. Lemmers .... best boy grip (as Michael Lemmers)
Diyah Pera .... still photographer
Larry Portmann .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Larry Portman)
Clayton Richard-Long .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Clayton Richard Long)
John Sanderson .... video assist
Jared Spencer .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Alexander Jared Spencer)
Mike West .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Keith Woods .... rigging gaffer (as Keith S. Woods)
 
Casting Department
Andrea Brown .... extras casting
Mia Levinson .... casting associate (as Mia Levinson Wheeler)
J. McKenzie Moore .... casting assistant (as James Moore)
Samantha L. Morris .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Petra Bergholz .... costumer
Sandra J. Blackie .... costume supervisor
Allison Chretien .... key set costumer
Koreen Heaver .... assistant costume designer
Tina-Jane Krohn .... costumer
Kieu Nguyen .... head cutter
Bernie Pollack .... wardrobe: Harrison Ford
Gail L. Smith .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Lauren Cynkar .... post-production assistant
Matt Evans .... first assistant editor
Vince Filippone .... assistant editor
Joe Finley .... digital intermediate colorist: Modern Videofilm
Caroline Hardon .... assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Robb Porter .... post-production assistant: Modern VideoFilm
Keith Shaw .... colorist: mastering
Marisa Clayton .... digital intermediate producer: Modern VideoFilm (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stevie Blacke .... song producer: "Everybody Wants Some More"
Alexandre Desplat .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
John Finklea .... music editor: temp music
M.B. Gordy .... musician: Percussion
Mark Graham .... music librarian
Edward Karam .... orchestrator (as Eddie Karam)
Erik Lundborg .... orchestrator
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Barbara McDermott .... assistant music editor
Conrad Pope .... orchestrator
Joe E. Rand .... music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... music score mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Dennis S. Sands .... music score recordist (as Dennis Sands)
Jeffrey Schindler .... orchestrator
Nan Schwartz .... orchestrator
Andrew Shulman .... musician: cello soloist
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Clifford J. Tasner .... orchestrator (as Clifford Tasner)
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Donald Chase .... transportation co-captain
Terence Chase .... driver
Mark Gould .... transportation coordinator
Rod May .... transportation captain
Dave Moroz .... transportation captain (as David E. Moroz)
Bruce Scott .... driver: crane opperator
 
Other crew
Toni Atterbury .... unit publicist
Barrie Bender .... assistant: Mr. Ford
Tim Bennett .... production assistant (as Timothy Bennett)
Nick Bergstedt .... location scout
Louise D. Bourassa .... production assistant
Genevieve Bridges .... assistant coordinator
Bruce L. Brownstein .... location manager
Suzie Bruce .... assistant production accountant
Richard C. Burton .... stand-in
Mandy Butler .... production accountant
Melanie Callaghan .... production assistant
Shawn Campbell .... production assistant
Christian Charlton .... production assistant: re-shoot
Fon Chen .... production assistant
Zarah Chun .... craft service (as Zara Chun)
Shelley Crawford .... script supervisor
Brett Davies .... assistant coordinator
Anna Edwards .... assistant: Mr. Loncraine (as Anna J. Edwards)
Sean Finnan .... production assistant
Warren Dean Fulton .... production assistant
Matt Granger .... assistant: Basil Iwanyk
Rick Heal .... studio teacher
Reign Kinaschuk .... production assistant (as Reign Katilee Kinaschuk)
Glenn P. Klekowski .... assistant: Mr. Bernstein (as Glenn Klekowski)
Marcie Larson .... assistant: Mr. O'Connor
Shandy Lashley .... production assistant
Erica Lee .... assistant: Mr. Iwanyk
Michele Lee .... assistant accountant (as Michele Lee Shellenberg)
Kyle Leydier .... assistant: Mr. Ford
Sandy Lizaola-Hernandez .... physical production coordinator
Flemming Lund .... assistant location manager
Rick Lupton .... computer playback
Helen MaComb .... production office coordinator (as Helen Macomb)
Dominic Main .... production assistant
Sasha Markova .... assistant: Mr. Bettany
Robert Milicevic .... security
Tim Moshansky .... location scout
Weatie Rosenlehner .... assistant: Mr. Loncraine
Troy Sitter .... production assistant
Chris Smith .... production assistant
Jeremy Stein .... assistant: Mr. Shestack
Linda Stewart .... production assistant
Joseph Thomas .... assistant chef
Matt Venables .... production assistant
Terry Wong .... production assistant
Trevor Wyatt .... production assistant
Tracy Young .... second unit script supervisor
Jason Bachmann .... production assistant: Kamloops (uncredited)
Ron Blecker .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Duane Bradley .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Dana Dubé .... animal coordinator (uncredited)
Rob Graham .... computer/video playback coordinator (uncredited)
Simon Hall .... computer/video playback operator (uncredited)
Victoria James .... clearance/product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Randy Kennedy .... key production assistant: Kamloops (uncredited)
Seth Kleinberg .... associate producer: main titles (uncredited)
Clif Kosterman .... bodyguard (uncredited)
Peter Lapres .... second assistant production coordinator: re-shoot (uncredited)
Leona Maddeaux .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Sheri Mayervich .... location scout (uncredited)
Fawn McDonald .... production coordinator: re-shoot (uncredited)
Rod McDonough .... glassworks (uncredited)
Kenneth Meisenbacher .... production assistant (uncredited)
Darin Mickelson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Moseley .... adr voice (uncredited)
Karen Obertowich .... production assistant: Kamloops (uncredited)
Darren Robertson .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Andrew Simpson .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Patrick Stark .... extras wrangler (uncredited)
Khene Tan .... additional location assistant (uncredited)
John Zubatiuk .... trainee assistant locations (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Patricia McQueeney .... in loving memory
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, and for some language (Approved No. 42379)
Runtime:
105 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Austria:14 | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIA | Hungary:16 | Iceland:12 | India:UA | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (Approved No. 42379)

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Trivia:
On the last days of principal photography at the "cabin" location outside Kamloops, British Columbia, Veronica McAleer, the make-up artist for Paul Bettany invited the crew to show her their scars so she could photograph them for inspiration in building the designs for Bettany's character make up in The Da Vinci Code (2006).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Jack enters the bank branch in the airport to make the wire transfers, the teller swipes her proximity badge twice to unlock the door. The LED changes from red to green, as would be expected.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Bill Cox:[off-screen] Hello Jack.
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Movie Connections:
Features Forbidden Planet (1956)See more »
Soundtrack:
She's So CrazySee more »

FAQ

Why didn't Cox kill Rusty?
Why was the original title "The Wrong Element"?
Who were the six characters killed?
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76 out of 101 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Firewall, 15 April 2006
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

I was quite surprised that Massive Attack's Angel was chosen to accompany the opening credits, which consisted for mostly CCTV / voyeuristic shots of a team conducting surveillance on the movements of Harrison Ford's Jack Stanfield and his family. I know it's a cool track, but Angel is perhaps becoming one of the more overused tracks in Hollywood pictures already.

But it hints well at what Firewall is going to become. Cliché and overused sequences which will probably make you scream "haven't I seen this somewhere before"? Firewall offered nothing very new in terms of plot outline, as it contains modified scenes from even Ford's own works like Air Force One (the family's survival being threatened, and it's up to one man to save the day) and The Fugitive (the frame up and one man's run from the law). Ford has already become comfortable in the role of an all-American one man hero, that this role offered no surprises at all.

It's basically standard fare with the usual chases and action fight sequences. Stansfield is a VP of (network) security of a bank, and has designed the bank's software, with other operational duties like making sure the bank can respond to external online threats. However, as the saying goes, almost 80% of intrusion are committed knowingly or unknowingly from the inside, and with a head honcho part of the act, you can be sure that he has the know-how to siphon out cash if he wants to.

In comes Bill Cox (Paul Bettany), scheming con man, who with his team of merry men, take Stanfield's family hostage and lapses into the usual psycho-mumbo-jumbo routine. With the family's antics at escaping, you really wonder if Cox, as a villain, has what it takes to call the shots in a hostage situation. While he might have the upper hand, it's his weakness in being ruthless to the hostages that proved his downfall, and make him a very weak cinematic villain. Here's someone who would rather shoot at his own men than to teach them hostages a lesson. Probably he has this noble subscription to "women and children first". And it doesn't help when there's the usual good guy amongst his merry men who offers the family sympathy points.

Word of caution though, for those who might think that this film offers some cool technology on screen. Leave the techno-babble at the door, there's no "firewall" to hack into in the first place, and the "hacking" is actually a no-brainer. And unless the USA offers wireless internet access like everywhere, it's pretty incredible with what a laptop can do in the movie.

It has your expected twists and seemingly smart moments, but nothing that will truly make you go "wow". The fist fight choreography can get pretty intense, however, there's no need to reach the end of the road before you know who's gonna emerge tops. It isn't exactly a bad movie, but one which doesn't even have a single sequence that can redeem this picture from really bad mediocrity.

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