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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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A weapon more explosive than nitro... more deadly than napalm... and only one man can stop it. See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Pierce Brosnan waxed his body hair for the film. See more »


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 »


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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Great movie, lots of action, unique twist on a tried and true formula!
9 November 2001 | by (Bakersfield, California) – See all my reviews

If you are a Pierce Brosnan fan, you must see this. This movie allows you to see Pierce Brosnan play a character that is not so James Bondian. The cast is great, and the story is the typical "hero saves the day" type. Unlike most terrorist type movies, the writers cleverly chose a weapon of destruction that is atypical and unique. I highly recommend this movie for action, good story, good characters, and entertainment in general. Not your run-of-the-mill action movie.

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