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Firewall (2006)
IMDb Rating 5.8
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Harrison Ford Jack Stanfield
Paul Bettany Bill Cox
Virginia Madsen Beth Stanfield
Mary Lynn Rajskub Janet Stone
Robert Patrick Gary Mitchell
Robert Forster Harry
Alan Arkin Arlin Forester
Carly Schroeder Sarah Stanfield
Jimmy Bennett (III)
Gail Ann Lewis Bank Employee #1
Jimmy Bennett Andy Stanfield
Plot
Harrrison Ford brings his reliable brand of focused intensity to Firewall, a family-in-peril thriller that fits Ford like a comfortable old sweater. The venerable action star is visibly growing older now, but he's got a quiet, simmering quality here that perfectly suits his role as Jack Stanfield, Vice President of security at a large Seattle bank that's recently upgraded to a state-of-the-art computer security system (resulting in conspicuous Dell product placement throughout the film). Jack's the only one who can safely crack the system, so he's targeted by a would-be robber (Paul Bettany) whose jittery crew of thugs and hackers kidnaps Jack's wife (Sideways star Virginia Madsen), daughter, and young son, threatening to kill them if Jack doesn't transfer $100 million into the robber's secret offshore account. Like Bruce Willis in 2005's Hostage, Ford rises above the film's familiar generic trappings, and British director Richard Loncraine maintains a low-key escalation of tension that keeps Firewall on track toward a routine but satisfying conclusion. Supporting roles for Alan Arkin, Robert Forster and Robert Patrick add little to the film's turnabout plotting, but fans of Mary Lynn Rajskub (better known as ace computer nerd "Chloe" on the hit series 24) will enjoy her performance here as a loyal secretary who factors into Stanfield's bid to outsmart his captors. Firewall may not be an instant Ford classic like The Fugitive, but it's comparable to Ford's 2000 thriller What Lies Beneath in terms of overall intelligence and crowd-pleasing suspense. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama; Thriller
Director Richard Loncraine
Producer Bruce Berman; Armyan Bernstein; Basil Iwanyk
Writer Joe Forte
Studio Warner Bros.
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 104 mins
Movie Release Date 2/10/2006
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 810
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/20/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 012569594104
Release Date 6/6/2006
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Firewall Decoded: A Conversation with Harrison Ford & Richard Loncraine
Firewall: Writing A Thriller
Theatrical Trailer
Links
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