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Blown Away (1994)

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

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£634,329 (UK) (9 September 1994)
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Stephen Rea refused a major role in this project. See more »

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

Quotes

Anthony Franklin: Know what you're looking for, lieutenant?
James 'Jimmy' Dove: What are you? My shadow?
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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 The Fugitive (1963) See more »

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St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
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Slow version heard at end.
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Deserved better than it got.
11 September 1998 | by (Dayton, OH. USA) – See all my reviews



"Blown Away" obviously suffered in comparison to "Speed" since both films were released the same year during the same summer. I never really considered this a pure action film more than a suspense thriller. Things aren't blowing up every 10 minutes and the characters are more deep and interesting here than in a lot of your mindless action romps. I found Jeff Bridges desire to resume a normal life in Boston after his questionable "IRA-like" activities back home in Ireland appealing and his lovely fiancee played by Suzy Amis very likeable. Tommy Lee Jones has a great Irish accent and the lunatic he plays is great fun to watch. Lloyd Bridges as Jeff's uncle and Boston cop Forest Whittaker are equally appealing. My home-town newspaper, "The Dayton Daily News" gave the film 3 stars. I'd say that's about right.

No sequels please!


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