Siddhesh Joshi

Firewall (film)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
5/101 Votes Alchetron
5
1 Ratings
100
90
80
70
60
51
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This



Genre  Crime, Thriller
Screenplay  Joe Forte
Writer  Joe Forte
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb


Director  Richard Loncraine
Music director  Alexandre Desplat
Duration  
Country  United States Australia
Firewall (film) movie poster
Release date  February 10, 2006
Producers  Armyan Bernstein, Basil Iwanyk, Jonathan Shestack
Cast  Harrison Ford (Jack Stanfield), Paul Bettany (Bill Cox), Virginia Madsen (Beth Stanfield), Carly Schroeder (Sarah Stanfield), Jimmy Bennett (Andy Stanfield), Mary Lynn Rajskub (Janet Stone)
Similar movies  Blackhat, The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Who Am I - No System is Safe
Tagline  Nothing Is More Dangerous Than A Man With Everything To Lose.

Firewall trailer hd


Firewall is a 2006 American-Australian crime thriller film directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Joe Forte. The film stars Harrison Ford as a banker who is forced by criminals, led by Paul Bettany, to help them steal $100 million. The film was a box office disappointment and received negative reviews from critics.

Contents

Firewall (film) movie scenes

Firewall 2006 movie harrison ford virginia madsen paul bettany


Plot

Firewall (film) movie scenes

Jack Stanfield is chief of security of Landrock Pacific Bank in downtown Seattle. He is visited by a collection agency, claiming he owes $95,000 to their online gambling site. Believing the incident is due to an identity theft, Jack entrusts a colleague to take care of the claim. He goes out for a drink with Harry Romano who introduces him to Bill Cox, a potential partner. After they leave, Cox follows Jack into his car and forces him to drive home at gunpoint.

Firewall (film) movie scenes

At home, Jack finds his wife Beth and two children unharmed, but under surveillance by Cox's henchmen. The next morning, Jack is given instruction to transfer $10,000 each from the bank's 10,000 largest depositors ($100 million total) to Cox's bank account. Cox rigs Jack with a camera and microphone to make sure he cannot ask for help without them knowing.

Firewall (film) movie scenes

At Landrock Bank, Cox visits Jack, reintroducing himself as Bill Redmond, a potential partner. Cox asks Jack to give him a tour of the bank's security system. On the way back home, Jack attempts to bribe a henchman to betray Cox, but Cox kills the henchman. At home, Jack attempts an escape with his family, but his attempt is foiled. In retaliation, Cox gives Jack's son Andy a cookie containing nut products, sending him into an anaphylactic shock. Cox withholds the treatment (an EpiPen), until Jack acquiesces to their plan.

The next day, Cox forces Jack to fire his secretary Janet, fearing that she is growing suspicious. Jack initiates a wire transfer to send the money to Cox's offshore accounts. Before leaving, Jack uses an employee's camera phone to a picture of the account information on the screen. Cox then begins wiping his tracks. He forces Jack to delete security data and surveillance tapes, and use a virus to cripple the building's system. into disarray. Returning home, Jack finds the house empty except for Liam, one of Cox's men.

Realizing Cox has no intention of letting him live, Jack kills Liam. He tries to call Harry, but his colleague doesn't answer. Jack goes to Harry's house to inquire about Cox. However, Cox kills Harry with the gun he had earlier confiscated from Jack. Beth, held at gunpoint, leaves a message suggesting an affair on Harry's answering machine. This implicates Jack in Harry's death. In addition, the false $95,000 debts will be considered motive for Jack embezzling the bank's money.

Jack turns to the only ally he has left: his secretary Janet. She helps him retrieve the phone with the picture of Cox's account information. Jack calls Cox and announces a change of plans. Jack has hacked into his Cayman Island accounts and threatens to transfer the money away, unless Cox frees his family. During the conversation, Jack hears the family dog in the background, and realizes he can locate his family by the GPS tracking unit in the dog's collar. The signal leads him to an abandoned house. He tells Janet to call the police and approaches the house.

When one of his henchmen takes pity on the family, Cox kills him. Jack's daughter Sarah runs out of the house. Another henchman chases after her, but Jack runs him over with Janet's car. Cox, seeing that the tide has turned, panics and takes Beth and Andy to the upper floor. Jack enters the house and after a confrontation, he manages to kill Cox with a pickaxe, saving his family.

Box office

Firewall opened theatrically on February 10, 2006 in 2,840 venues, earning $13,635,463 in its opening weekend, ranking fourth in the domestic box office. The film ended its run fourteen weeks later, on May 18, 2006, having grossed $48,751,189 in the United States and Canada, and $34,000,000 internationally for a worldwide total of $82,751,189.

Critical reception

The film received largely negative reviews from critics. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 19% rating based on 156 reviews, with an average rating of 4.5/10. The site's consensus states: "Harrison Ford's rote performance brings little to this uninspired techno-heist film whose formulaic plot is befuddled with tedious and improbable twists." Metacritic reports a 45 out of 100 rating based on 38 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

Home media

Firewall was released on DVD on June 6, 2006 and opened at #2 at the DVD sales chart, grossing $10.8 million off 596,000 units. As per the latest figures, 1,286,600 units have been sold translating to $21.1 million in revenue.

References

Firewall (film) Wikipedia
Firewall (film) IMDbFirewall (film) Roger EbertFirewall (film) Rotten TomatoesFirewall (film) MetacriticFirewall (film) themoviedb.org


Similar Topics
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Topics