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Al-red
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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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3 September 1992 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Pierce Brosnan waxed his body hair for the film. See more »

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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 »

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[when Danny asks Shane to get Madonna the robot away from him]
Danny: Shane, would you get this horny can o' tuna away from me please.
Shane: What can I say Dan? Madonna wants you. I'm not doing, Dan, I swear. I don't know why she reacts to you that way.
Danny: Well, you must not be treating her right. Why don't you pick up a can of WD-40 and go to town.
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The very definition of good-dumb fun
20 January 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Danny O'Neill (Pierce Brosnan) is a bomb disposal expert.He's your typical cynical,hard-bitten good guy type,chewing on a cigar and uttering hard-edged one liners.Not only that,he's got the typical good guy set up.His young daughter's been killed in a tragic swimming pool accident,he's getting stick from his superiors for his unorthodox approach to his job and his wife Terry (Lisa Eilbacher) has left him and has started seeing smarmy senator Frank Traveres (Ron Silver).His life is about to get a whole lot worse,though,when a nasty piece of work by the name of Mikhail Rashid (Ben Cross) and his sidekick Al-red (Tony Plana) start putting explosive devices in the drinking water of politicians and eventually get plans to start targeting the rest of society as well.

In an action role he was to take on a few years before his debut as Bond,Brosnan manages the tough,swaggering good guy role reasonably well,as effective and convincing as he needed to be.Cross can always be relied on to deliver the goods in terms of presence as a good guy or bad guy respectively,but here his part is very poorly written and not given much meat to chew on at all.It's with the action that the film comes alive though,with one or two rollicking good sequences that you will have to see to believe.It certainly ain't with said performances or even the story which,by the end,is stewing so deeply in it's own preposterousness you can practically hear it gurgling.

But,hey,if it wasn't so silly,maybe it wouldn't have been such fun.That,and a surprisingly and ultimately pleasantly compact running time make Live Wire a genuine piece of no-brainer entertainment to savour.

Sit back,switch your brain off and enjoy.****


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