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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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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,155,037 (USA)
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Boston's City Hall was used for the exterior shots for Police Headquarters. At the time of filming, BPHQ was located at 350 Stuart St., roughly a block from the John Hancock Tower. City Hall is 1 City Hall Square, essentially between Fanueil Hall (to the East) and 1 Center Plaza (to the West). See more »

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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 »

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Ryan Gaerity: I've come here to create a new country for you called chaos, and a new government called anarchy.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Take Me Home
Written by Steve Kipner / Marc Jordan and John Capek
Performed by Joe Cocker and Bekka Bramlett
Produced by Chris Lord-Alge and Roger Davies
Joe Cocker Appears Courtesy of Epic Records and Capitol Records, Inc.
Bekka Bramlett Appears Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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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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