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Firewall (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  10 February 2006 (USA)
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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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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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Crime | Thriller

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

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$13,635,463 (USA) (10 February 2006)

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$48,745,150 (USA) (12 May 2006)
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While filming in Vancouver, Harrison Ford took possession of his newest plane, a Citation jet. It was flown up to Vancouver for him. Harrison treated the producers, director, writer and production designer to a flight in his new plane on a scout up to Kamloops. See more »

Goofs

When Jack goes to the bank at Seatac Airport to authorize the "reverse" wire transfers he would not be able to authorize a "reverse" wire from the bank where he was at. Only the bank where the funds originated can authorize a wire transfer to another institution. Secondly wire transfers do not happen instantaneously as depicted. They have to go through the Federal Reserve. It was late at night in this scene and the Federal Reserve closes at 6 p.m. EST. In Seattle that means that any wire originated after 3 P.M. would not have taken place until the next business day and even then could have taken up to 2 hours. See more »

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[first lines]
Bill Cox: [off-screen] Hello Jack.
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One of the better thrillers out there
2 May 2010 | by (BangaLore) – See all my reviews

I saw that 'Firewall' was coming on TV a couple of nights ago and wanted to catch Harrison Ford in action, as I'm a huge fan of his and I had not seen this. I have to say I was fairly entertained by the film. The plot is not so much different from the other films of this genre, but what stands apart from the rest is Harrison Ford's and the antagonist, Bill Cox's very real performances and some clever twists.

Computer security specialist Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) works for the Seattle-based Landrock Pacific Bank. A trusted top-ranking executive, he has built his career and reputation on designing the most effective anti-theft computer systems in the industry, protecting the bank's financial holdings from the constant threat of increasingly sophisticated internet hackers with his complex network of tracers, access codes and firewalls. His regular life is put into turmoil after his family taken is taken hostage by Bill Cox and his cronies.

Even though most of the story was predictable, that doesn't mean it wasn't entertaining. It has everything you can ask - big explosions, smart thinking actors, great acting (only by Harrison Ford and Paul Bettany). Cox played by Paul Bettany was very unnerving as the calm, cold, collected and clever villain. He was ruthless in killing his own men to make his point. I mean that is fairly common in this genre, still it was pretty good. Jack's repeated attempts to try and save his family along with the money was good to see. You could look at his eyes and you can see how much he loves his family and how scared he is for them and really wants their safety more than anything. The little kid, Andy with the allergy and Jack's secretary, Janet Stone played by Mary Lynn Rajkub are also very good. The climax with the burning car was not so believable. But even so, this is a more than average thriller that you would want to see. A rating of 5.6 on IMDb? I am shocked. Come on people, this is so much better than that. I really enjoyed the movie immensely.

7/10


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