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Bird on a Wire (1990)

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Directed by
John Badham

Written by
Louis Venosta, Eric Lerner

Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke, Stephen Tobolowsky [more]

Release Date
 USA: May 18, 1990
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jul 21, 1998
 R2: 10 Apr 2003

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Running Time
1 hour, 50 minutes

Country USA

Studio Badham-Cohen Entertainment Group, Interscope Communications, Universal

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Other Titles
• Bird on a Wire
• Vogel auf dem Drahtseil, Ein (1990)

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Bird on a Wire

Release Date: Jul 21, 1998
Region: 1
Runtime: 110 mins
Studio: Universal Studios
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Subtitles: Spanish
Packaging: Keep Case
Rating: PG-13
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Bird On A Wire

This action-comedy from 1990 makes the critical mistake of trying to mix a potentially suspenseful plot with the kind of humour that Mel Gibson can only get away with in his Lethal Weapon movies. It doesn't work here because the movie's supposed to be a Hitchcockian thriller and Mel's wisecracking--not to mention some implausible plot twists and ridiculous chase scenes--makes it impossible to take any of this movie seriously. It works best as a lightweight vehicle for Gibson and Goldie Hawn, who bring their own established appeal to their roles as old lovers who are reunited under unexpectedly dangerous circumstances. After testifying against some drug-running killers, Mel's been safe under the protection of the FBI's witness relocation program, and Goldie coincidentally enters his life again just as the bad guys are hot on Mel's trail. They join up and go on the run from the villains and ... well, let's just say director John Badham doesn't have any big surprises up his sleeve. Goldie and Mel are enjoyable, as always, but you'd have to be their biggest fan to watch this movie more than once. --Jeff Shannon,

Release Date: Mar 8, 2004

Dolby Digital Surround
2.35 Wide Screen
Subtitles: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
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