Firewall

Firewall

DVD - 2006
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Bank security expert Jack Stanfield specializes in designing infallible theft-proof financial computer systems. But there is a hidden vulnerability in the system he didn't account for - himself. When a ruthless criminal mastermind kidnaps his family, Jack is forced to find a flaw in his system and steal $100 million. With the lives of his wife and children at stake and under constant surveillance, he has only hours to find a loophole in the thief's own impenetrable system of subterfuge and false identities to beat him at his own game
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781419802201
1419802208
Branch Call Number: DVD Firewall 2006
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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akirakato
Mar 29, 2016

This is a 2006 American-Australian crime thriller directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Joe Forte.
Harrison Ford plays as a bank security specialist who fights back the techno bank robbers.
Although many critics negatively criticize that the film has tedious and improbable twists, I really enjoyed the edge-at-your-seat thrills and suspenses with---of course---my willing suspension of disbelief.

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zk24
Feb 25, 2012

I thought this film to be quite refreshing actually, despite Ford's less than desirable performance. One of my favorite scenes were when it showed several loacations here in Vancouver, e.g. West Vancouver (where the family were kidnapped) the Granville Street Bridge and Waterfront Station.

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tj_is_cool
Jan 05, 2012

Not Ford's best work. Plot has big holes.

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stuvw27
Aug 19, 2010

This movie is REALLY awful. Harrison Ford looks as if he is wearing a wig used to mop the floor of SeaTac airport. He’s acting as if someone will murder his family if he acts well. The turgid plot is as full of holes as if it had been conceived in a closet full of hungry moths. But most fun of all are the “Seattle” locations. Highway 2 runs from Bothell through Duvall, it’s pouring down rain every night with tornadoes(!) predicted (not by Harry Wappler!), the walls of the auto tunnel under Battery street are clean with no graffiti, vehicles exit the tunnel via the entrance and are suddenly far out of town and much, much more. Automatic transmission cars can be push-started and their headlights come and go, as do computer maintenance terminals, no one ever uses a computer mouse, nonexistent cameras have loud auto-winders, architects still use old style drafting tables, crooks wear loaded ammo belts while lounging around watching the Flintstones and on and on. Worst of all is that the film has been “formatted to fit your screen”… which means that there are big black bars on either side of your TV screen because it is more than likely to be too wide for the truncated movie. About the best thing in the movie is one scene that shows why it is clear to always have a blender handy in the kitchen. On the whole you would do better spending the nearly two hours watching paint dry. It would be more surprising and entertaining.

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