Four friends on their way to a boxing match get caught in heavy traffic, so they take a shortcut in order to get there faster, unfortunately it leads to them witnessing a murder which leaves them running for their lives.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
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
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The two EMS people, who rush in at MIT, were not extras, but were there for medical coverage, for the actors, from Boston EMS, which only cover the City of Boston. Unless they are going to help with a police action, bomb incident or warrant serving. See more »
In the first shot of the Boston Pops Orchestra (98m) we hear the 1812 Overture, but the conductor is conducting a completely different piece, at a different tempo and in a different metre. See more »
I've come here to create a new country for you called chaos, and a new government called anarchy.
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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 »
Tommy Lee Jones wants Jeff Bridges and anybody he knows "Blown Away" in this 1994 film, also starring Suzy Amis, Forest Whitaker and Lloyd Bridges. Bridges, caught up in the Irish trying to get the English out of Ireland, worked with Jones in Ireland, but when one of the bombings goes bad, he splits, and Jones gets arrested. Jones escapes from an Irish prison and traces Bridges to Boston, where he plans on getting revenge on Bridges, his family, and the entire Boston Police Bomb Squad.
This movie really needed to be seen on the big screen because of all of the special effects - huge, frequent explosions.
The accents are all over the place, but the performances are good, with Lloyd Bridges on hand as a bearded character actor. It was a little too stereotypical for this viewer.
The script is by the numbers and derivative, but the actors and the tension engendered from defusing bombs attached to people helps hold interest.
Okay, but see it on a large flat-screen TV.
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