Butterfly on a Wheel

Butterfly on a Wheel

Mike Barker (2007)

15 Certificate


Our Score
After losing his Bond role to Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan revelled in a string of bad-boy roles: The Matador, Married Life - and this. Brosnan plays a gun-toting thug who takes hostage a successful and seemingly happily married couple (Gerard Butler, Maria Bello), tells them he is holding their child, then blackmails them into dismantling their perfectly ordered lives. There is, of course, a hidden agenda for it all. Brosnan overacts a bit, as he has a habit of doing. And the twist ending strains credulity somewhat. But decent performances and glossy production values mean this just about sustains the interest.


A couple expect a ransom demand when their daughter is kidnapped - but the mysterious criminal responsible is not interested in money. Instead, the kidnapper insists they obey his every instruction over the next 24 hours, forcing them into a course of action that will destroy their ordered, comfortable lives. And the final task is the most horrific of all. Thriller, starring Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler and Maria Bello.

Cast & Crew

Tom Ryan Pierce Brosnan
Abby Randall Maria Bello
Neil Randall Gerard Butler
Sophie Randall Emma Karwandy
Judy Claudette Mink
Helen Schriver Desiree Zurowski
Jerry Crane Nicholas Lea
Karl Granger Peter Keleghan
Diane Samantha Ferris
Dave Carver Malcolm Stewart
Director Mike Barker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence and some swearing.Available on: DVD