Bird on a Wire Review

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Rick has been given a new identity by the FBI for helping convict a drug dealing FBI agent. Fifteen years later his former fiance recognises him. Rick's FBI 'minder' has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him.


Mel Gibson is the pony-tailed FBI informant with a new identity who bumps into old girlfriend Goldie Hawn (who thought he was dead) while trying to escape the bad guys who want him kept quiet — for good. The stars are amiable enough, but Kathelene Turner and Michael Douglas did the we-fight-but-we-love-each-other-really stuff so much better in Romancing The Stone. Mel and Goldie are left trailing in their wake in the chemistry department in what was billed to be the Hawnster's big 90s comeback. Despite the extended running time jam packed with action scene after after scene it still feels a little short on content.

Not a bad choice for a sort of braindead session in front of the small screen.