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Live Wire (1992)

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Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body. The target of the ... See full summary »

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Danny O'Neill
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Frank Traveres
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Mikhail Rashid
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Terry O'Neill
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Al-red
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James Garvey
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Shane Rogers
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Senator Thyme
Michael St. Gerard ...
Ben
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Dr. Bernard
Ivan E. Roth ...
Process Server
Selma Archerd ...
Judge Blair
Rick Cicetti ...
Bailiff
Norman Burton ...
Senator Victor
Scott Burkholder ...
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Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body. The target of the terrorists are US senators, one of which is having an affair with Danny's wife. Written by Rob Hartill

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Rated R for strong violence and sensuality and for language | See all certifications »

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3 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Blind hämnd  »

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After Danny puts Al-Red (who is going through the effects of drinking the explosive water) into the wheelchair, he pushes him into one of the stands where he explodes shortly after. If you pay close attention to the shadows on the stands and the background buildings, you can tell that the shots were obviously filmed at different times of the day, but spliced together. See more »

Quotes

[about the second liquid bomb in the limo]
Frank: Mr. O' Neal, what do ya have for me?
Danny: For you? I don't have shit. Now get away from me. I don't want any terrorist mistaking us for friends.
Frank: Look, I know you guys like conspiracy theories, but it is possible he acted alone.
Danny: Unlikely. Especially if he's not talking. That means he's scared.
Frank: So what are you thinking?
Danny: I'm thinking I gotta take a piss. You wanna help me?
[frank nods]
Danny: No? That's good.
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Brosnan at his best.
1 September 1999 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

Long before his stint as James Bond, Pierce Brosnan did make some darn good movies. One of them is 'Live Wire'. Director Christian Duguay (The Hitchhiker series) has done a brilliant job in making Brosnan's entry into the world of action as smooth as possible. Brosnan plays Danny O' Neill, an Irish bomb defusion specialist working for the FBI's anti-terrorist division. The movie is a cat and mouse game between Brosnan's old adversary from the IRA and Brosnan himself. The IRA terrorist is out to make his millions from corrupt politicians and their wrongful ways. Ron Silver plays a Senator under threat and Brosnan is called in to protect him. The movie also intertwines Danny O' Neill's separation from his wife due to her alleged affair with the Senator (Ron Silver). All these make for very intriguing drama and fast paced yet "intelligent" action. Worth a rental definitely.


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