Firewall
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Firewall

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Director: Richard Loncraine

Cast: Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen

     
 

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A businessman becomes the last line of defense for his family and his business in this thriller. Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) is an upper-echelon technology executive at Landrock Pacific Bank, a leading financial institution based in Seattle. Stanfield oversees security for Landrock, and has made sure that their online banking services…  See more details below

Overview

A businessman becomes the last line of defense for his family and his business in this thriller. Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) is an upper-echelon technology executive at Landrock Pacific Bank, a leading financial institution based in Seattle. Stanfield oversees security for Landrock, and has made sure that their online banking services are the best-protected in the world, and that the bank's data is safe from hackers and other intruders. However, Stanfield finds out the hard way that his system does indeed have a flaw when he's visited by Bill Cox (Paul Bettany), a cold and calculating man who has spent months learning everything there is know about Stanfield and his family. Cox's underlings have taken Stanfield's wife, Beth (Virginia Madsen), and their two children hostage, and they inform Jack that they will be released only when he uses his knowledge of the bank's security systems to deposit 100 million dollars in Cox's account in an offshore bank. Stanfield is deeply wary but willing to go along to ensure the safety of his family, but when he has reason to doubt that Cox and his cohorts will live up to their end of the bargain, he swings into action to exact justice against the criminals. Firewall also stars Alan Arkin, Robert Forster, and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
At 63 years old, Harrison Ford still has plenty of Indiana Jones left in him. In fact, his energetic performance helps turn this slightly improbable nail-biter into a convincing, highly entertaining thriller. Ford plays Jack Stanfield, the security expert for a large financial institution that's been targeted for takedown by suave thief Bill Cox (Paul Bettany). To secure Stanfield's cooperation in this high-tech robbery, Cox's men invade Jack's home and hold his wife, Beth (Virginia Madsen) and two children hostage. Director Richard Loncraine (Wimbledon) gives equal weight to the banker's twin challenges: facilitating the theft to save his family and buying time to apprehend the criminals before the police catch up with him. Ford does a crackerjack job of conveying Jack's resourcefulness under pressure, even performing most of his own stunts, including a climactic, bone-crunching fight with Bettany's villain. Ford easily commands the screen, but an unusually strong supporting cast including Robert Patrick, Robert Forster, and Alan Arkin also shine. Loncraine wastes little time on exposition, establishing a crackling pace from the first reel -- a pace sustained successfully throughout the film. Firewall may have the ring of familiarity, but it's solid proof that Ford can still deliver the goods.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
UPC:
0012569810273
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:45:00
Format:
HD

Special Features

Closed Caption; Conversation with Harrison Ford and director Richard Loncraine; Firewall: Writing a Thriller; Theatrical Trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harrison Ford Jack Stanfield
Paul Bettany Bill Cox
Virginia Madsen Beth Stanfield
Mary Lynn Rajskub Janet Stone
Robert Patrick Gary Mitchell
Robert Forster Harry Romano
Alan Arkin Arlin Forester
Carly Schroeder Sarah Stanfield
Jimmy Bennett Andy Stanfield
Gail Ann Lewis Bank Employee #1
Matthew Currie Holmes Bobby
Candus Churchill Betty
David Lewis Rich
Zahf Paroo Ravi
Pat Jenkinson Laurie
Eric Keenleyside Alan Hughes
Ona Grauer Waitress
Kett Turton Vel
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Liam
Vince Vieluf Pim
Vincent Gale Willy
Beverly Breuer Sandra
Jennifer Kitchen Wendy
Kevin Mundy Video Surveillance Technician
Finn Michael Bank Employee #2
Richard Hendery Security Guard
Ken Tremblett Bob
Rebecca Robbins Girlfriend
Andrew McNee Doorman
Elizabeth Thai Janet's Neighbor
Brenda Crichlow Bank Teller
Ty Olsson Airport Traffic Cop
Joani Bye Singer
Lovena Fox Singer
Sue Leonard Singer
Marcus Mosely Singer
Joe Richards Singer
Susan Skemp Singer
Catherine St. Germain Singer
David Wills Singer

Technical Credits
Richard Loncraine Director
Simon Abbott Production Manager
Ed Anders Stunts
Chris Andreas Set Decoration/Design
Tobin Armbrust Co-producer
Mary Gail Artz Casting
Gitte Axen Makeup
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Armyan Bernstein Producer
Curt Bonn Stunts
Veronica Brebner Makeup
Gavin Buhr Stunts
Kaska Calder Stunts
Jason Calder Stunts
Mike Carpenter Stunts
Mike Crestejo Stunts
Garvin Cross Stunts
Crystal Dalman Stunts
Alexandre Desplat Score Composer
Ryan Ennis Stunts
Joe Forte Screenwriter
Dana Goldberg Executive Producer
Shuna Harwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Basil Iwanyk Producer
Helen Veronica Jarvis Art Director
Michael Laudati Makeup
Charlie Lyons Executive Producer
Rod May Stunts
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Brian Morris Production Designer
Brent O'Connor Executive Producer
Ron Otis Stunts
Jim Page Editor
Rob Paller Special Effects
Marco Pontecorvo Cinematographer
Patrick Ramsay Sound Mixer
Dennis S. Sands Sound Mixer
Darryl Scheelar Stunts
W.A. Andrew Sculthorpe Special Effects
Jonathan Shestack Producer
Rick Shuster Stunts
Kimani Ray Smith Stunts
Heath Stevenson Stunts
Sylvestra Stuart Stunts
Owen Walstrom Stunts
Richard Whelan Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Firewall
1. Surveillance Credits. [3:12]
2. Morning Harassments. [3:17]
3. Philosophy of Risk. [2:43]
4. Unexpected Debt. [2:32]
5. Home and Car Invasions. [5:04]
6. Death Threat. [6:30]
7. Watching His Every Move. [5:29]
8. Slip of the Pen. [4:40]
9. Find Me a Way In. [4:42]
10. Do As You're Told. [2:25]
11. Too Many Mistakes. [2:54]
12. Local Interference. [4:50]
13. Misfortune Cookie. [4:23]
14. Merge Programs. [2:31]
15. Discardable People. [2:46]
16. Downloads. [3:44]
17. Covering Their Tracks. [5:03]
18. Hasty Exits. [3:31]
19. Man in Real Trouble. [2:08]
20. Harry's Deadly Deal. [3:58]
21. Janet's Help. [4:06]
22. Phone Connection. [3:25]
23. Change of Plans. [4:07]
24. Hot Under the Collar. [3:35]
25. House by the Lake. [3:29]
26. Firewall Entrance. [2:35]
27. Point of Death. [3:45]
28. End Credits. [3:07]

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Firewall 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Harrison Ford—okay, so he’s older, gray and lined. But he can still put on a great performance. Back that up with Virginia Madsen as his wife and Paul Bettany as the nasty, sociopathic bad guy with an improbable three-man team and you have quite a mix. Ford plays Jack Stanfield, vice president of security at a large Seattle Bank that has just finished installing a new security system that Jack doesn’t seem thrilled with. Enter the bad guy, who forgot to complete his homework and didn’t know about the upgraded system, but kidnaps Jack’s wife, teenage daughter, and asthmatic/peanut allergic son, in the hope of scamming $100 million from the bank. He wants Jack to log into the system, obtain the 10,000 highest depositors, and transfer $10,000 each from their accounts into the robber’s offshore account. Things go awry because of the security upgrade and Jack has to come up with some unbelievable (and if you know anything about technology—impossible) jury-rigging to accomplish the deed. The film switches back and forth between scenarios. The bad guys treat Jack’s family nice one moment and feed the son a cookie with peanuts to induce anaphylactic shock the next—to Jack, constantly under surveillance, trying to figure out how to foil the robbers and getting beat up, then succumbing to carrying out their demands to save his family. And to top it all off, in the end everything is going to point back to Jack, who’s supposed to end up dead, as having been the mastermind behind the theft. Great action and tension—however, the plot is too implausible. The movie ends with a big question mark. Many lost threads that weren’t clarified. Still in all it was entertaining on an amusement level, no cerebral activity required.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How many times has Harrison Ford played this exact same role in a movie with this exact same plot? Still, it's a fair movie to pass an evening if nothing more than to see Ford at it AGAIN.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was just OK. Couldn't really get into it. As one reviewer said, you seen one Harrison Ford movie, you more or less seen 'em all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie rules! I can't understand people when they say, "I didn't like it", or, "it was ok". I mean I loved this when i saw it. The action was great! The plot was great. And overall it just rules! If you wanta see a cool movie see this! I liked it alot better than The Fugitive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Boring and predictable, much like Harrison Ford's career path. I groaned and moaned throughout this stinker, though Paul Bettany is great as usual. However his sidekicks are stupid, Ford's family is stupid, and Ford himself is slow and aging rapidly as the movie sputters to its end. Don't waste your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago