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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christofer de Oni ...
Cortez (as Chris de Oni)
Lucinda Weist ...
Brendan Burns ...
Tricia Heine ...
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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$50,000,000 (estimated)


£634,329 (UK) (9 September 1994)

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Stephen Rea refused a major role in this project. See more »


The final car crash scene occurs near Boston Common on the corner of Joy and Beacon Street, as the car comes out of Joy onto Beacon. While it appears that much of the footage was filmed on Joy or adjacent streets, it could not have happened the way it did in the movie. Joy Street is only about a quarter mile long, and all but the final half block (shown correctly in the movie) is uphill when going toward Boston Common. This would obviously ruin the plot line that they couldn't apply the car's brakes. The stunt sequence when Jimmy jumps to the jeep from the motorcycle was shot going down Anderson St. on the other side of Beacon Hill (northbound) where it crosses Phillips. (A lot of movie lights are visible in the open, though.) See more »


Max O'Bannon: [Looking at the food at a wake] Would you look at this spread now! Why is it that a man always gets thrown his best party when he dies?
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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 »


Amazing Grace
Composed by John Newton (1779)
Sung by Evelyn Lee-Jones at Blanket's wake
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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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