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Bird on a Wire [DVD] [1990]

This action comedy starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn gets a respectful presentation on DVD. Bird on a Wire has been given a letterboxed transfer in its original widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Surround; in addition to the original English-language soundtrack, a dubbed French-language track is also included, as well as closed captions in English and optional subtitles in Spanish. Bonus features include the film's original theatrical trailer, production notes, and biographies of key cast and crew members.

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    Bird on a Wire
    The can't-miss teaming of Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn is squandered on a clumsy, illogical romantic melodrama. Running across her old boyfriend Gibson at a Wisconsin gas station, Hawn is astounded that he seems not to recognize her. How could she have known that Gibson was put into the Witness Relocation Program after testifying against a homicidal mob boss (say, don't they usually alter your appearance when they put you in that program?) Curious over Gibson's furtive behavior, Hawn unknowingly sets herself up as a target for the bad guys. The whole affairs culminates in an after-hours showdown at a zoo (a plot device vastly improved upon in the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Eraser). While Bird on a Wire admittedly has its moments of enjoyment, most of the film is on a par with Gibson's embarrassing, homophobic scene with a pair of epicine hairdressers. And whoever heard of the Chinatown section of Racine, Wisconsin? ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Mel Gibson
      Mel Gibson - Rick Jarmin
    • Goldie Hawn
      Goldie Hawn - Marianne Graves
    • David Carradine
      David Carradine - Eugene Sorenson
    • Jeff Corey
      Jeff Corey - Lou Baird
    • Bill Duke
      Bill Duke - Albert Diggs

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