Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire (1990)

He’s every woman’s dream and one woman’s nightmare.

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1990-05-18
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 891 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Badham
star 6.2/10
From 891 Ratings



An FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years. Now an old flame has recognised him, and the bad guys are back for revenge.

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  • Mel Gibson

    as Richard "Rick" Jarmin
  • Goldie Hawn

    as Marianne Graves
  • David Carradine

    as Eugene Sorensen
  • Bill Duke

    as Albert Diggs
  • Stephen Tobolowsky

    as Joe Weyburn
  • Joan Severance

    as Rachel Varney
  • Harry Caesar

    as Marvin Larson
  • Jeff Corey

    as Lou Baird
  • Alex Bruhanski

    as Raun
  • John Pyper-Ferguson

    as Jamie
  • Clyde Kusatsu

    as Mr. Takawaki
  • Jackson Davies

    as Paul Bernard
  • Florence Paterson

    as Molly Baird
  • Tim Healy

    as Paul
  • Wes Tritter

    as Scottie
  • Lossen Chambers

    as Lossen
  • Ken Camroux-Taylor

    as Neff
  • Wendy Van Riesen

    as Secretary
  • Lesley Ewen

    as Night Receptionist
  • Robert Metcalfe

    as Dex
  • Kevin McNulty

    as Brad
  • Robert Thurston

    as Bank Teller
  • Brian Torpe

    as Bank Vice President
  • Oscar Goncalves

    as Bank Guard
  • Tim Price

    as Beggar
  • Oscar Ramos

    as Cop at Fire
  • Dan Zale

    as Fireman
  • Blu Mankuma

    as Plainclothesman
  • Christopher Judge

    as Cop at Cafe
  • Jon Garber

    as Nikita Knatz
  • Paul Jarrett

    as Carl Laemmle
  • James Kidnie

    as Underworld Boss
  • Kim Kondrashoff

    as Guard at Gate
  • Michel Barbe

    as Maitre d'
  • Maria Leone

    as Sales Clerk
  • Danny Wattley

    as Cement Worker
  • John Banovich

    as Mall Cop (uncredited)
Production Robert W. Cort Executive Producer
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Art Richard Hudolin Production Design
Editing Dallas Puett Editor
Editing Frank Morriss Editor
Production Rob Cohen Producer
Writing David Seltzer Screenplay
Art Philip Harrison Production Design
Art Rose Marie McSherry Production Design
Sound Rick Patton Sound Designer
Production Ted Field Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Eduardo Castro Costume Design
Crew Betty Thomas Quee Stunts
Camera Robert Primes Director of Photography
Crew Mic Rodgers Stunts
Directing John Badham Director
Writing Eric Lerner Story
Writing Louis Venosta Story
Writing Louis Venosta Screenplay
Writing Eric Lerner Screenplay
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Production Louis Venosta Co-Producer
Production Keith Rubinstein Associate Producer
Camera John Clothier Camera Operator
Production Eric Lerner Co-Producer
Art Rose Marie McSherry Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Eduardo Castro Costume Designer
Art Richard Hudolin Art Direction
Camera Cyrus Block Camera Operator
Production Lynne Carrow Casting
Production Dana Satler Hankins Associate Producer
Art Bill Thumm Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Wayne A. Finkelman Costume Designer
Directing Craig P. Cathers Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Debbie Douglas Costume Supervisor
Production Judy Taylor Casting
Sound James Flamberg Music Editor
Sound John Harling Boom Operator
Production Matthew O'Connor Production Manager
Directing Peter D. Marshall First Assistant Director
Directing Robert L. Harman Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Sandy Cooper Makeup Artist
Production Lynda Gordon Casting
Production Fitch Cady Co-Producer
Crew John Thomas Special Effects Coordinator
Directing Jean Bereziuk Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Wendy Foster Set Costumer
Crew Cheryl Wheeler Duncan Stunts
Crew Kurt Bryant Stunts
Crew Mic Rodgers Stunt Coordinator
Crew Betty Thomas Quee Stunt Coordinator
Crew Melissa R. Stubbs Stunts
Crew Jim Dunn Stunts
Crew Tom Glass Stunts
Crew Mike Crestejo Stunts
Crew Gene Heck Stunts
Crew Ernie Jackson Stunts
Crew Ken Kirzinger Stunts
Crew Jacob Rupp Stunts
Crew Ronald Robinson Stunts
Crew Tony Morelli Stunts
Crew Dawn Stofer-Rupp Stunts
Crew Brent Woolsey Stunts
Directing Richard Coleman Second Assistant Director
Directing Kenna Marshall-Pittman Third Assistant Director
Art Sandy Cochrane Assistant Art Director
Art Daniel R. Bradette Assistant Set Decoration
Camera Douglas Craik First Assistant Camera
Camera Paul R. Prince First Assistant Camera
Camera Paul Guenette Second Assistant Camera
Sound Richard Patton Sound Mixer
Editing Jeff Jones Associate Editor
Editing Emma E. Hickox Assistant Editor
Editing Nigel Hollick Assistant Editor
Sound William L. Manger Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Milton C. Burrow Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Neil Burrow Sound Editor
Sound Scott Burrow Sound Editor
Sound Gordon Davidson Sound Editor
Sound Larry Mann Sound Editor
Sound Richard Oswald Sound Editor
Sound Bill Wyley Sound Editor
Sound Bill Voigtlander ADR Editor
Sound Kelly L. Manger Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Robyn A. Manger Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Stephen Dewey Sound Effects
Sound Rick Alexander Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound James Bolt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robert L. Hoyt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Albert Romero Sound Recordist
Directing Allen L. Stone Script Supervisor
Art Thom Wells Construction Coordinator
Art R.D. 'Luther' Fairbairn Assistant Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Monique Prudhomme Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up E. Thomas Case Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sherry Linder-Gygli Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Lyndell Quiyou Hairstylist
Lighting Stephen Jackson Gaffer
Lighting Colin Gray Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Richard Buckmaster Best Boy Electric
Camera Tim Hogan Key Grip
Camera Oliver Berg Best Boy Grip
Camera John L. Brown Dolly Grip
Art Mark Davidson Set Dresser
Art Joanne Quirk Set Dresser
Art H. Chuck Robinson Set Dresser
Art James Clare Set Dresser
Crew Glen Moseley Carpenter
Art Chris Hayward Painter
Art Michael J. Siver Greensman
Production Stewart Bethune Location Manager
Production Chris Rudolph Assistant Location Manager
Crew Jon Garber Dialogue Coach
Crew Elizabeth Aird Unit Publicist
Camera Joseph Lederer Still Photographer
Art Nikita Knatz Storyboard Artist
Crew Dave Bowe Transportation Coordinator
Crew John G. Oliver Transportation Captain
Crew Carol McDonald Transportation Captain
Production Lorraine Baird Production Accountant
Production Joey Steele Assistant Accountant
Production Beverly Wiens Assistant Accountant
Production Jeanie Lamb Production Coordinator
Production Gretchen Goode Assistant Production Coordinator
Crew Jim Rankin Craft Service
Production Sandra Couldwell Extras Casting
Production Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting
Editing Donah Bassett Negative Cutter
Sound Shirley Walker Orchestrator
Sound Shirley Walker Conductor
Sound Steve Bartek Orchestrator
Directing Rob Cohen Second Unit Director