Firewall (2006)
Front Cover Actor
Harrison Ford Jack Stanfield
Paul Bettany Bill Cox
Jimmy Bennett Andrew Stanfield
Beverley Breuer Sandra
Matthew Currie Holmes Bobby
Eric Keenleyside Allan Hughes
Virginia Madsen Beth Stanfield
Mary Lynn Rajskub Janet Stone
Robert Patrick Gary Mitchell
Robert Forster Harry
Alan Arkin Arlin Forester
Carly Schroeder Sarah Stanfield
Gail Ann Lewis Bank Employee #1
Jimmy Bennett (III)
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Thriller; Crime; Action
Director Richard Loncraine
Producer Armyan Bernstein; Basil Iwanyk
Writer Joe Forte
Studio Warner Bros.; WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 45 mins
Country USA
Color Color
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
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1630
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 2006
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1; Region 2
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
UPC 012569594104
Chapters
Release Date 6/6/06
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks Italian
English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features


Extras to be confirmed, Interactive menus, Subtitles (English, Arabic, Dutch, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian), Subtitles for hard of hearing (English, Italian), Bonus footage, Trailers, Other documentaries ('Firewall Decoded', 'Firewall: Writing a Thriller')