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Blown Away (1994)

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An Irish bomber escapes from prison and targets a member of the Boston bomb squad.

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

John Rice (story), Joe Batteer (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Dove
Tommy Lee Jones ... Gaerity
Suzy Amis ... Kate
Lloyd Bridges ... Max
Forest Whitaker ... Franklin
Stephi Lineburg ... Lizzy
John Finn ... Captain Roarke
Caitlin Clarke ... Rita
Christofer de Oni Christofer de Oni ... Cortez (as Chris de Oni)
Loyd Catlett ... Bama
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Blanket
Lucinda Weist ... Nancy
Brendan Burns Brendan Burns ... Kevin
Tricia Heine ... Connie (as Patricia A. Heine)
Josh McLaglen ... Prison Guard
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Storyline

Jimmy Dove works for the bomb squad in Boston and he is always the one who is on the tough jobs. One day he decides to quit the force and to become a teacher for the rookies of the squad. A few days later his former partner is killed by a bomb and Jimmy becomes suspicious that maybe this bomb could have been built by a former friend of himself. He begins to investigate and finds out that his worst nightmare has returned from his past. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

1 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Explosiv See more »

Filming Locations:

Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,424,873, 4 July 1994

Gross USA:

$30,156,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,156,002
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The two EMS people, who rush in at MIT, were not extras, but were there for medical coverage, for the actors, from Boston EMS, which only cover the City of Boston. Unless they are going to help with a police action, bomb incident or warrant serving. See more »

Goofs

There is a clip of a Red Sox game on the TV. When Mo Vaughn hits the homerun, the announcer says it's "over the green monster". The green monster is the name for the left field wall. Vaughn clearly hit it over the right-center field wall, nowhere near the green monster. See more »

Quotes

Max O'Bannon: [Looking at the food at a wake] Would you look at this spread now! Why is it that a man always gets thrown his best party when he dies?
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the memory of Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley of the Boston Bomb Squad, and to the more than Three Thousand Certified Bomb Technicians throughout the world who risk their lives for our safety every day. See more »

Alternate Versions

In addition to your normal dialogue and language cuts, the TV version also edits the computer sequence so that the display does not cycle text on part of the monitor, whereas in the original version, there is text in that section, including a b-word used in a context that network TV likely would not have tolerated. Some parts of this sequence are also cropped so that just the typing is visible. See more »

Connections

Edited into Stealth Fighter (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
("Barbary Bell") (uncredited)
Traditional English/Irish jig
Slow version heard at end.
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Extremely Entertaining Pyrotechnics Showcase.
12 October 2007 | by dvc5159See all my reviews

Mad bomber formerly associated the IRA escapes from prison and appears in Boston to exact revenge to the man who put him there in the first place - bomb expert Jimmy Dove, a loving family man, with a dark past...

If this plot seems easy to predict, it is. but it is defended by the superb action sequences filmed, the excellent explosions and also by the great acting by Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones. The standout goes to Jones, who gives an on-his-own performance as a deranged bomber at war with Jimmy Dove. And although the storyline has a few plot holes, it still manages to carry on as if nothing happened. Director Hopkins, who helmed the gory 1990 sequel to the 1987 action hit Predator, shows his potential for making action sequences as realistic as possible. One example is the abandoned ship explosion. That has what I think the biggest live action film explosion ever! On the MGM DVD the picture is a clear anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen with super good Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, thus packing a punch for you home theater system.

Overall, solid entertainment, you're not looking for anything like To Kill A Mockingbird, now are you? A treat for action fans and a must have for home theater enthusiasts.

7.65/10 for entertainment, 6.7/10 overall.

Delton


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