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Bird on a Wire (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 18 May 1990 (USA)
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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.

Director:

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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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

Gross USA:

$70,978,012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,697,012
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Debut feature film of actor Christopher Judge. See more »

Goofs

The BMW is a convertible E30 325i. It is shown as having a damaged trunk lid that won't close and in the film, the roof is sometimes up and sometimes down. The roof cannot be raised or lowered unless the trunk lid is completely closed partly due to interference to the roof and because the electronics are disabled until it is. See more »

Quotes

Rick Jarmin: What does it matter to you - you're happily married?
Marianne Graves: I'm not.
Rick: Not happy?
Marianne: Not married.
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Credits scroll down instead of up See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: The Average Homeboy (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Your Face Off My Gas
Written and Performed by Luis Jardim
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This movie is really good.
3 January 2000 | by Soledad-2See all my reviews

Don't pay attention to negative reviews. This movie is really good and I'm sure everyone will enjoy it as much as I did. Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn are a wonderful couple and their performance is excellent. Don't wait any longer ... rent it right now!


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