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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Traveres
Mikhail Rashid
Terry O'Neill
Al Waxman ...
James Garvey
Shane Rogers
Senator Thyme
Michael St. Gerard ...
Dr. Bernard
Ivan E. Roth ...
Process Server
Selma Archerd ...
Judge Blair
Rick Cicetti ...
Senator Victor
Scott Burkholder ...
Thyme's Aide


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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Your body is 93% water... no one is safe. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

3 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blind hämnd  »

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When Danny and Frank are coming back into the attic from the balcony, Frank is on Danny's right. In the next shot, he is on his left. It would be impossible for him to move that fast since he is handcuffed. See more »


Shane: I'm late, sorry. We're still pickin' up pieces of the Senator. Uh, none o' the guys have ever seen anything like this before. I mean we're talkin pieces this small. I mean we're talkin' about his you know what.
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Followed by Live Wire 2: Human Timebomb (1995) See more »

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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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