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Blown Away (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  1 July 1994 (USA)
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An Irish bomber escapes from prison and targets a member of the Boston bomb squad.

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Storyline

Jimmy Dove works for the bomb squad in Boston and he is always the one who is on the tough jobs. One day he decides to quit the force and to become a teacher for the rookies of the squad. A few days later his former partner is killed by a bomb and Jimmy becomes suspicious that maybe this bomb could have been built by a former friend of himself. He begins to investigate and finds out that his worst nightmare has returned from his past. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Boom baby. Sweet dreams. See more »


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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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£634,329 (UK) (9 September 1994)
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Trivia

Loyd Catlett, who plays Bama, is Jeff Bridges' stand-in/stunt double in this film and in several other films. See more »

Goofs

Jimmy discharges his pistol in the hot-tub when Kate shows up and the slide retracts to the empty position. Later in the scene when the pistol is sitting on the edge, the slide has retracted to a ready position. When Kate leaves to prepare for the concert, the slide has retracted to the empty position again. See more »

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Max O'Bannon: Two mustards, please. I like mine spicy!
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This film is dedicated to the memory of Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley of The Boston Bomb Squad. And to the more than Three Thousand Certified Bomb Technicians throughout the world who risk their lives for our safety every day. See more »

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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
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Boom, boom, boom
14 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones wants Jeff Bridges and anybody he knows "Blown Away" in this 1994 film, also starring Suzy Amis, Forest Whitaker and Lloyd Bridges. Bridges, caught up in the Irish trying to get the English out of Ireland, worked with Jones in Ireland, but when one of the bombings goes bad, he splits, and Jones gets arrested. Jones escapes from an Irish prison and traces Bridges to Boston, where he plans on getting revenge on Bridges, his family, and the entire Boston Police Bomb Squad.

This movie really needed to be seen on the big screen because of all of the special effects - huge, frequent explosions.

The accents are all over the place, but the performances are good, with Lloyd Bridges on hand as a bearded character actor. It was a little too stereotypical for this viewer.

The script is by the numbers and derivative, but the actors and the tension engendered from defusing bombs attached to people helps hold interest.

Okay, but see it on a large flat-screen TV.


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