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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Connie (as Patricia A. Heine)


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 <>

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

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1 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Explosiv  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)


£634,329 (UK) (9 September 1994)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Boston Fire Fighter towards the back of Jeff Bridges is still on the job and is the President of the Boston Fire Fighters Union IAFF local 718. His name is Mr Ed Paris See more »


When Max is fishing by the dock, as he is reeling in a fish he talks to himself, but his mouth doesn't move. See more »


Kate Dove: [helping Lizzie turn on the stove] Which hand do you pledge allegiance with?
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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 »


References Mad Max (1979) See more »


Pop Goes the Weasel
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Hummed by Tommy Lee Jones
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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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