• Publication date: April 6, 2012

Bird on a Wire

A shady FBI agent seeks revenge against the man who put him in jail.

  • Publication date: April 6, 2012

Bird on a Wire

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1990

MBC 2:

April 12, 2012 07:00 (KSA) ~ April 12, 2012 06:00 (CLT)

Mel Gibson portrays Rick Jarmin, an FBI informant who testified against a crooked, drug-dealing agent.  Immediately after the trial Rick entered the witness protection program, and remained there for fifteen years undetected.  But then Jarmin's former fiancĂ© (Goldie Hawn) coincidentally meets him at a gas station, insists upon speaking with him, and subsequently blows his cover.

When Jarmin phones the FBI to request a new identity he discovers that his handler has retired; unfortunately the agent's replacement is corrupt, and reveals Rick's precise location to Eugene Sorenson (David Carradine), the man Jarmin put behind bars years earlier.

Bird on a Wire earned $138 million at theaters worldwide -- seven times its $20 million budget.


  • Mel Gibson
  • Goldie Hawn
  • David Carradine
  • Bill Duke
  • Stephen Tobolowsky