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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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Capt. Fred Roarke
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Rita
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Cortez (as Chris de Oni)
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Bama
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Blanket
Lucinda Weist ...
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Brendan Burns ...
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Connie (as Patricia A. Heine)
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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

There is a scene where a copy of the Boston Globe is seen with an article reading "2 More Bomb Squad Officers Killed in Mystery Blast". Behind it you can see the Business section with a headline "Bay State Bankruptcy Filings...". This article appeared in the 1 July 1993 Boston Globe. See more »

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The brim on O'Bannon's hat while he's fishing and Jimmy comes to talk. See more »

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Anthony Franklin: Know what you're looking for, lieutenant?
James 'Jimmy' Dove: What are you? My shadow?
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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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References Mad Max (1979) See more »

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Amazing Grace
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Composed by John Newton (1779)
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A classier action thriller.
20 November 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

How did "Speed" ever get better reviews than this? Whilst De Bont's runaway bus is certainly good, "Blown Away" is by far the better bomb movie as it relies on suspense driven thrills rather than big budget stunts to deliver the kicks. Admittedly the film starts slowly but the pace steadily keeps increasing until the final half-hour where things (literally) explode in one of the best fight scenes ever put on celluloid. Stephen Hopkins plays every scene for as much tension as he can (I defy you to watch the kitchen scene without cringing at every slomo) and displays a De Palma like understanding of virtuoso camerawork. Jones menaces away as his usual psychotic prankster (think Two-Face with an Irish accent) and J Bridges is good but never truly called on to do anything special. Amis, Whitaker and the rest of the support are perhaps a little under-used but the film is never about them. This is about Jones and Bridges in a deadly, vengeful face-off and the final showdown is everything you could ever want from an action thriller. Watch it and enjoy.


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