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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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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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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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When Forest Whitaker's character Anthony Franklin is jogging outside, he runs up a flight of stairs and stops right in front of the camera. The piece of tape marking the spot at which he is supposed to stop is clearly visible. See more »

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Anthony Franklin: [to Jimmy] Don't you ever get tired of bein' a hero?
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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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1812 Overture
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Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky) (1880)
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Boom, boom, boom
14 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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