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Firewall (2006)

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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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Richard Loncraine

Writer:

Joe Forte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Jack Stanfield
Virginia Madsen ... Beth Stanfield
Carly Schroeder ... Sarah Stanfield
Jimmy Bennett ... Andy Stanfield
Gail Ann Lewis Gail Ann Lewis ... Bank Employee #1
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Janet Stone
Matthew Currie Holmes ... Bobby
Candus Churchill ... Betty
David Lewis ... Rich
Zahf Paroo ... Ravi
Robert Forster ... Harry Romano
Robert Patrick ... Gary Mitchell
Alan Arkin ... Arlin Forester
Pat Jenkinson Pat Jenkinson ... Laurie
Eric Keenleyside ... Alan Hughes
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Storyline

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Element See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,635,463, 12 February 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,751,189

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,751,189
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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When Jack is driving his Chrysler to work early in the film, his steering wheel clearly has the shiny wooden insert/top featured in the more expensive models. Later in the film, he is seen driving behind an all leather wheel which shows no reflections. See more »

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[first lines]
Bill Cox: [off-screen] Hello Jack.
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Alternate Versions

Warning: Spoilers ahead. In the last scene of the theatrical version, Jack Stanfield, his wife and son are shown in a closing profile shot walking up a hill and it fades to black. In the DVD version, it ends with an extra scene in an overhead crane shot of two police cars arriving while the family is walking towards them. See more »

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Features The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Not terrible...
22 February 2006 | by Tbird23See all my reviews

Overall, an enjoyable movie, until the end when it felt like the director got sick of the movie and said "that's a wrap. everyone leave".

Fortunately, they didn't go overboard with the usual lousy computer scenes you normally see in a movie. In fact, the whole name of "Firewall" is poorly chosen.

If you're looking for a simple pseudo-thriller that follows the typical script, you'll enjoy this.

If you're looking for more than that, look elsewhere.

I give it a 5 out of 10. Had some enjoyable moments, but like I said, it simply ends poorly.


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