Firewall

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 servicesSee 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:
09/05/2006
UPC:
0012569829473
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:45:00
Sales rank:
20,005

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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