Bird on a Wire
A shady FBI agent seeks revenge against the man who put him in jail.
Production Year: 1990
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 fiancé (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