Bird On A Wire

Synopsis: 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 Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.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.
Genre: Action, Comedy
Director(s): John Badham
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
 
IMDB:
5.9
Metacritic:
36
Rotten Tomatoes:
32%
PG-13
Year:
1990
110 min
25 Views

My good brother.

That"s it? No suitcase?

Let"s just get out of here.

Don"t smoke in the car.

- Afternoon, Miss Graves. Welcome.

- Hello.

- Hi.

- Nice to see you.

- Shall I take your coat?

- No, thanks. L"m not staying.

Brad, Dex, sorry I can"t stay for lunch.

I have a board meeting in Detroit.

This won"t take long.

Nothing for me.

No, maybe l"II have a Diet Coke.

Make that Evian water, please.

l"II have San Pellegrino water. No ice.

Here"s the deal. There"s no deal.

- My client balked.

- What do you mean?

- She thinks her company"s worth more.

- She thinks or you think?

On second thought, that looks interesting.

- Just tell us what you want and don"t say...

- Smoked chicken?

l"ve got to make a phone call.

It"s just us here. What are you looking for?

l"m looking for a world of fair play...

...where corporate big guys

don"t always get their way.

Still beating up on your ex-husband?

You"re gonna pay for that one.

Who"s her husband?

Me and my big mouth.

Pookie!

Don"t call me Pookie.

Sorry. I just meant to be affectionate.

What"s the matter?

Nothing. I'm just in a meeting

and I don't have a lot of time.

Remember when you said you wanted

to have sex with me in a weird place?

How about Detroit?

Too kinky. Anyway, they"re installing

my big screen on Sunday...

...and I have the Mile High Mall

presentation in Denver next week.

- What will I do by myself in Detroit?

- Buy a Chevy. Prove you"re American.

I don"t love you, and I won"t miss you.

Call me when you get there.

"Bye.

Mr. Sorenson and Mr. Diggs.

Go right in. Enjoy the party.

Thank you very much.

It will be taken care of.

It"s my pleasure.

What happened, Boss?

Did they go for it? They"re crazy not to.

What do these Colombians want?

It"s foolproof!

We got all the customs agents,

the border guards. Everything"s in place!

We"ve got a little problem.

A cloud over us.

The cartel"s made an offer of $50 million.

It will be on the table for 30 days

if we can make this little problem go away.

Jarmin. They know about Jarmin, right?

It"s time to finish it.

We"ve got to find him and take him out.

Easier said than done.

We"II do it ourselves this time.

Make sure it gets done right.

Lovely day.

But we have a little cloud to blow away.

Closing down, Billy Ray.

Nobody driving

in this bad weather tonight.

Why don"t you give up on that tank,

come on over to the house for dinner?

It"s no good you being alone so much.

Been in town three months,

you haven"t made one friend.

At least none that l"ve seen.

Why don"t you wash up,

come and meet the missus tonight?

Hear me?

l"m gonna turn down this radio.

You gone to sleep under there?

God! Help me, Marvin!

Help me! Pull me out!

Get me out of here!

- Hold on!

- Help me.

Get me out!

Goddamn it!

Get this off of me!

What am I gonna do with no legs?

Look at you!

Something wrong with your brain?

l"m sorry. I gotta do something

to break up the monotony around here.

You"re bored?

l"m bored as hell. Don"t take it personal.

l"m just a restless guy.

That"s the kind of guy I am.

That"s why I travel around so much.

I get it from my daddy. He"s a traveling

salesman. Sold hairbrushes in Kentucky.

Thought you said your dad raised hogs

in Tennessee.

He raised hogs and he sold hairbrushes.

You"II bullshit at the drop of a hat.

You can"t say you never pulled

anybody"s leg before.

l"II get it.

Thank you for that dinner invitation.

- May I help you, ma"am?

- Unleaded, please.

- Hey, is that WJB on the radio?

- I have no idea.

Yep, that"s what it is. That"s a "60s station.

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David Seltzer

David Seltzer (born February 2, 1940) is an American screenwriter, producer and director, perhaps best known for writing the screenplays for The Omen (1976) and Bird on a Wire (1990). As writer-director, Seltzer's credits include the 1986 teen tragi-comedy Lucas starring Corey Haim, Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder, the 1988 comedy Punchline starring Sally Field and Tom Hanks, and 1992's Shining Through starring Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas. more…

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