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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

As a bid to pay off his family's randsom a security specialist named Jack Stanfield is forced into robbing a bank that he is protecting! His family gets kidnapped and taken to the middle of nowhere and it's up to Jack Stanfield to rescue his family and get the money back! Written by sjshed

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Taglines:

They're Already Inside See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$48,751,189

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,751,189
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original title for this movie was "The Wrong Element". They soon discovered Kett Turton was going around calling it "The Long Elephant". Offended by this, the producers changed it to Firewall. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Janet's car (a fairly pristine Green 1970's Dodge Dart)it is more or less perfect. All lights work and it's in great shape but when Jack lets Janet out on the dirt road (to call the police) before driving to the old cabin/house both head lights are completely gone and the grill is broken. Then just a few seconds later when Jack drives over the bridge the car's headlights are back but the grill is partially missing. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Features ReBoot (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Vicki
Written by 'John Kastner (III)' and Dean Dallas Bentley
Performed by All Systems Go
By Arrangement with Big Sounds International and Redbird
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User Reviews

 
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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