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Bird on a Wire
5.5 Rating
(227 ratings)
5.8 IMDB rating

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Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Rick Jarmin
Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn

Marianne Graves
David Carradine

David Carradine

Eugene Sorenson
Bill Duke

Bill Duke

Albert Diggs
Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

Joe Weyburn
Joan Severance

Joan Severance

Rachel Varney
Harry Caesar

Harry Caesar

Marvin
Jeff Corey

Jeff Corey

Lou Baird


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Louis Venosta

Louis Venosta

(story)
Eric Lerner

Eric Lerner

(story)


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An average movie

3 months, 4 weeks ago at Apr 2 10:15
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Since I have a weak spot for Mel Gibson, I thought I should check this movie. At the time, he was at the peak of his popularity (he made this movie just after ‘Lethal Weapon 2’ and, 5 years later he would direct and star in ‘Braveheart’). Eventually, it was nothing really great but it was at least better than ‘Air America’ released the same year, though I might give it a 2nd chance at ... read more
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A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.
Release date: 18 May 1990
UPC: 025192031823
Action (8), Comedy (7), 1990 (5), Crime (3), Cops (3), Adventure (3), 1990s (3), Action Hero (2), Prison (2), Romance (2), Thriller (1), Usa (1), Love Story (1), Steven (1), Comedia (1), Chases (1), Suspense (1)
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“Since I have a weak spot for Mel Gibson, I thought I should check this movie. At the time, he was at the peak of his popularity (he made this movie ju”

johanlefourbe posted a review 3 months, 4 weeks ago

An average movie

“Since I have a weak spot for Mel Gibson, I thought I should check this movie. At the time, he was at the peak of his popularity (he made this movie just after ‘Lethal Weapon 2’ and, 5 years later he would direct and star in ‘Braveheart’). Eventually, it was nothing really great but it was at least better than ‘Air America’ released the same year, though I might give it a 2nd chance at some point. The selling point was to have Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn together in one action-comedy and, even though they played their usual characters, they had enough chemistry. There was also some major discussion other the fact that the climatic action scene was taking place in a zoo at the end. Indeed, it was actually a fake, a massive set, and it must have been pretty tricky to handle all the” read more

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