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Blown Away (1994)

 -  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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James 'Jimmy' Dove / Liam McGivney
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Max O'Bannon
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Anthony Franklin
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Lizzy
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Rita
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Cortez (as Chris de Oni)
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Bama
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Lucinda Weist ...
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Connie (as Patricia A. Heine)
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Prison Guard
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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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prison | irish | ireland | flashback | revenge | See more »

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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

In the bombing scene at MIT, there are no Cambridge Police or MIT Police present. MIT is in Cambridge and that city's police would be the first called to the scene, not the Boston Police Department. See more »

Quotes

James 'Jimmy' Dove: Rule number one when you're disarming Betty: You don't step on 'em.
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Crazy Credits

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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Return to Me
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Familiar but enjoyable.
6 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Nothing more than a formula action picture, a studio product, but well-done and fairly enjoyable. Stephen Hopkins proves (again, after "Predator 2") to be adept at filming frenetic action scenes and he shows confidence in the way he uses the camera, especially in the "long shots". Tommy Lee Jones is kind of one-note as the villain, and not very satisfying, but Jeff Bridges gives depth and credibility to his role, and the supporting cast is above-average. Oh, and there ARE some spectacular explosions. (**1/2)


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