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Blown Away (1994)

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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bomb | irish | prison | ireland | mit | See All (127) »

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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)

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$30,155,037 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The Guinness in McDowell's Pub has no head. A thick creamy head is a distinctive characteristic of Guinness. No "Irish" barman would serve Guinness in such a manner, nor would any true Irishman drink it. The Guinness was also served in the wrong glass. See more »

Quotes

Ryan Gaerity: [On the phone after the lethal explosion] God damn you, Gaerity! Look what you've done!
Ryan Gaerity: You've got me all wrong. I'm not a destroyer... I'm a creator.
James 'Jimmy' Dove: You're not a creator! You're a sick freak - it's what you are!
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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sinister Urge (1994) See more »

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1812 Overture
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Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky) (1880)
Played at Fourth of July concert
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Great plot, great acting, very realistic
7 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Being a member of a Canadian bomb squad, I found this movie to be extremely realistic in their methods of fighting bombs. I found the acting to be great, Jeff Bridges did a great job, he really put everything he had into this.

This movie is really intense, and I've found myself in similar situations which just kept me gripped to my seat when I saw it in theaters and many times again on DVD. The only movie I could try and compare it to would be Speed with Keanu Reeves. I'd give the slight lead to Blown Away however, for better acting and storyline. Another comparison would be Arlington Road, same type of story and Jeff Bridges.

Explosions in this movie look real and are real, not computer animated. They look so real you can almost feel the heat on your face :) A definite must see if you like Action-Thriller genre movies


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