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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)

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$30,155,037 (USA)
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Trivia

Jeff Bridges worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger on stay hungry and was considered for his role in total recall as Douglas Quaid. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tommy Lee Jones have played batman villains in Joel Schumacher's versions. Jones played two face in batman forever and Schwarzenegger played Mr. freeze in batman and Robin. All three of the guys are also friends with Clint Eastwood. See more »

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In one of the shots of the Boston Pops playing the 1812 Overture you can see very clearly Pops conductor and Star Wars composer John Williams conducting the orchestra, then when the music ends there's a different guy conducting. See more »

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Anthony Franklin: I gotta tell them the truth. I gotta tell them how I tracked the terrorist, I disarmed the bomb, and I saved the day. And I'm a hero, and everybody loves 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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Edited into Stealth Fighter (1999) See more »

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Traditional Irish air
Lyrics by Thomas Moore (1779-1852)
Sung by patrons at the Irish pub
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Solid All Around Movie
14 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

From reading the other comments on this site, I was surprised at all the negativity surrounding this film. Sure, the accents are probably bad, but everyone knows that Hollywood can't do accents and aging.

This is not a movie to be picked apart, but one to be enjoyed. Sure, the characters aren't completely fleshed out, but there is enough depth for you to feel for them. The action is good, and despite many contrary opinions, I think the pacing is good too.

One of the high points of this film was the sequence where the wife and daughter are in the house and the audience is left suspecting there may be a bomb plant. The camera shots that frame the stove turning on, the light bulb, the phone jack, etc. were done very well, and suspensefully, though I suspect this well done sequence is what is making many people call this film "slow."

Finally, the use of "The Joshua Tree" by U2 was a really nice touch.

Overall, this film is not outstanding, but if you want a movie that is relatively light, but has some comedy, drama, suspense and action all mixed in, then check it out.


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