Blow Out (1981) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • This stylish Brian De Palma thriller plays off the theme of the unsuspecting witness who discovers a crime and is thereby put in grave danger, but with a novel twist. Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media become involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy enemies and expose the truth, he does not know whom he can trust.

    - Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
  • Jack Terry is a talented audio technician who makes his living by recording unique sounds for cheap horror movies. But when he accidentally records a car crash that brings down a presidential candidate, Jack is hurled into a mystery far more terrifying than any of his films! He enlists the help of Sally, a young mistress and possible eyewitness to the crime who maybe in danger herself, to uncover the truth. Soon he and Sally must fight to stay alive as they uncover an explosive political conspiracy that will send shockwaves to the highest levels of the government.

    - Written by MGM/UA Home Video
  • A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

    - Written by Anonymous


"Blow Out" opens with the first-person viewpoint of a psycho killer prowling a female dormitory. After spying through the windows at young ladies in various stages of undress and sexual activity...

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