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Bird on a Wire

Directed byJohn Badham
Produced byRob Cohen
Written byLouis Venosta, David Seltzer
StarringMel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke
Music byHans Zimmer
CinematographyRobert Primes
Edited byFrank MorrissDallas Puett
Interscope CommunicationsThe Badham/Cohen Group
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release dateMay 18, 1990
Running time110 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million
Box office$138.7 million

Bird on a Wire is a 1990 American action comedy film directed by John Badham and starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn. It was shot mainly in British Columbia, Canada. The title refers to the Leonard Cohen song “Bird on the Wire“. The alley motorcycle chase scene was filmed in Victoria‘s Chinatown, in Fan Tan Alley.

Bird on a Wire’s one-star reviews on IMDb

Bird on a Wire

Joeassmus 3 May 2019

It’s in the running for worst film ever made. Thee onky saving grace… Getting to mentally undress Goldie Hawn every scene she was in👅. like another reviewer wrote this movie shows in every way What Sucks About American Film!

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20 million dollars worth of guano

Mjneu59 7 November 2010

Summer crowd-pleasers rarely aspire to anything more than big box office returns, but this feather-brained comedy adventure is appallingly unfunny even by its own bubblegum standards. It’s less a film than a two hour package of ads for, among other products: Coca Cola, Evian mineral water, Pennzoil, the Four Seasons hotel chain, the almighty MasterCard and, of course, Mel Gibson’s bare bottom, a source of awestruck admiration in at least two scenes and also the subject of one hairy close-up. It could have been worse: when the film isn’t glorifying his butt it’s praising another, presumably well endowed, feature of his anatomy. Never mind the sad excuse for a story; salespersons Gibson and Hawn are merely paid to meander through a series of routine chases, witless dialogue exchanges, and predictable romantic interludes, unburdened by any semblance of character, and with no chemistry between them in any case. The film is condescending (if not downright insulting) to Orientals, homosexuals, wild animals, women, the homeless, and of course anyone gullible enough to waste money seeing it.

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Pepe4u22 25 July 2010

ANNOYING..the acting was Annoying…the script was annoying…the premise Annoying…Goldie Hawn’s screeching Annoying she literally played the same character since Private Benjamin when watching this i literally thought she can only play this character and like eating a bologna sandwich twenty days straight three times a day ANNOYING..mel was annoying seems Mel and Goldie did it for the money no chemistry…ANNOYING was the fact that Joan Severance a real hottie was only in for a cameo and yet i was forced to look at a rapidly aging Goldie tired old posterior and legs and Mel’s pimply ass…ANNOYING ANNOYING

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