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Blown Away (1994)

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

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Boom baby. Sweet dreams. See more »


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,424,873, 3 July 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,155,037
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Stephen Rea refused a major role in this project. See more »

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Kate's sweater when on the beach. See more »

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James 'Jimmy' Dove: Rule number one when you're disarming Betty: You don't step on 'em.
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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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Tuesday Morning
Written by Peter Stacey
Performed by The Pogues
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment/Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Catch you at a bad time?
17 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I may never hear the end it from people on why I love this movie so much, but it is one of my favorite Hero/Villain movies ever! It was received very poorly both critically and commercially, but I love it! It goes from Ireland to Boston. There's Guinness drinking, explosions, and at least two songs from U2's Joshua Tree Album, used in parts of the film that fit perfectly. You also have father/son Jeff Bridges/Lloyd Bridges starring together as former IRA members. I don't know what draws me so close to this film. Perhaps my fascination with Ireland, curiosity over the years of conflict there, having done my internship there or what? Maybe that I've just always liked Tommy lee Jones and Jeff Bridges. The pair worked well together in Blown Away. I don't care what the critics said, or how well it did at the box office. Reviewed by AN/NR 11-14-11


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