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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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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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irish | prison | ireland | mit | hero | 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

The building where Max was "Blown Away" is now condos in Charlestown. Was originally a Catholic school which was closed in a cutback by the Archdiocese of Boston. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in which the bomb squad truck blows up, the cable that is used to flip the truck can be seen attached to and then releasing from the roof of the truck. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: [Frightened as she sits in front of booby-trapped computer] Whatta we gonna do?
James 'Jimmy' Dove: [Needing to get access to knee hole of desk] Got to get between your legs, Nancy.
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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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References Mad Max (1979) See more »

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St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
("Barbary Bell") (uncredited)
Traditional English/Irish jig
Slow version heard at end.
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Extremely Entertaining Pyrotechnics Showcase.
12 October 2007 | by (Penang, Malaysia / Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

Mad bomber formerly associated the IRA escapes from prison and appears in Boston to exact revenge to the man who put him there in the first place - bomb expert Jimmy Dove, a loving family man, with a dark past...

If this plot seems easy to predict, it is. but it is defended by the superb action sequences filmed, the excellent explosions and also by the great acting by Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones. The standout goes to Jones, who gives an on-his-own performance as a deranged bomber at war with Jimmy Dove. And although the storyline has a few plot holes, it still manages to carry on as if nothing happened. Director Hopkins, who helmed the gory 1990 sequel to the 1987 action hit Predator, shows his potential for making action sequences as realistic as possible. One example is the abandoned ship explosion. That has what I think the biggest live action film explosion ever! On the MGM DVD the picture is a clear anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen with super good Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, thus packing a punch for you home theater system.

Overall, solid entertainment, you're not looking for anything like To Kill A Mockingbird, now are you? A treat for action fans and a must have for home theater enthusiasts.

7.65/10 for entertainment, 6.7/10 overall.

Delton


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