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Bird on a Wire (1990)

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An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys.

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John Badham

Writers:

Louis Venosta (story), Eric Lerner (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Rick Jarmin
Goldie Hawn ... Marianne Graves
David Carradine ... Eugene Sorenson
Bill Duke ... Albert Diggs
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Joe Weyburn
Joan Severance ... Rachel Varney
Harry Caesar ... Marvin
Jeff Corey ... Lou Baird
Alex Bruhanski ... Raun
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Jamie
Clyde Kusatsu ... Mr. Takawaki
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ... Paul Bernard
Florence Paterson Florence Paterson ... Molly Baird
Tim Healy Tim Healy ... Paul
Wes Tritter Wes Tritter ... Scottie
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Storyline

Rick has been given a new identity by the FBI for helping convict a drug dealing FBI agent. Fifteen years later his former fiance recognises him. Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him. There are many subsequent chase scenes as Rick and girlfriend revisit his former haunts. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

He's every woman's dream and one woman's nightmare

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiro al blanco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,338,160, 20 May 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,980,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,699,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There were three waterfalls constructed in the rain-forest set, with the largest of them being about three stories high. This waterfall, and its two companion waterfalls, according to the film's production notes, were the first ever built on a soundstage in Canada. See more »

Goofs

While Rick and Marianne are in the hotel room, they begin pulling back all the covers on the bed. They pull back several layers until they are at the sheet. In the next shot, they pull back one more blanket to reveal the sheet again. See more »

Quotes

Marianne Graves: I need a bed. I need a bath. I need a massage. I need a manicure... I need my therapist.
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References Dumbo (1941) See more »

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Blowin' In The Wind
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It was entertaining and funny!
27 January 2007 | by gambilljenSee all my reviews

OK, so this may not be the best movie, in fact, its not really good in a sense of writing and such, but it is fun and enjoyable. Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson don't really have the best chemistry, but there not really suppose to throughout most of the movie. Both do good in their characters, and the acting from everyone who played in it was not bad. The movie does have a few cheesy moments, and of course the movie is far from being believable, but its fine. Besides the humor, what saves this movie is the action. Good action, not particularly original or suspenseful, but its fun and highly entertaining, which is what you should want in an action/comedy.

Overall the movie is for people interested in the actors, or those who want an action comedy.

I rate it a 7/10 PG-13-Action Violence, Some Sexual Content/Nudity, and Language (this isn't a kids movie either).


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