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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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Christofer de Oni ...
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Brendan Burns ...
Tricia Heine ...
Connie (as Patricia A. Heine)


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 <>

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The fuse has been lit... See more »

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

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1 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Explosiv  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)


£634,329 (UK) (9 September 1994)

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The scene at Fenway Park was filmed during an actual game that took place Saturday August 14th 1993 between the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox. The Blue Jays would defeat the Red Sox 5-2 and would win the World Series later on that year. See more »


In the hot tub, while Katie is dunking Jimmy in the water to sober him up, we hear Jimmy start talking to Katie while his head is still under water. See more »


Max O'Bannon: Two mustards, please. I like mine spicy!
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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 »


Edited into Stealth Fighter (1999) See more »


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Blown Up, But No Overly So
28 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was made during the period (early '90s) in which Hollywood was absolutely in love with blowing things up. The more explosions, the better, seemed to be the prevailing attitude.

At least they weren't overdone in this film, as they were in so many others. However, the accents might have been overdone as none of the stars - Jeff Bridges,Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, Suzy Amis and Lloyd Bridges - sounded like a true Bostonian.

It's especially odd to hear Jones attempt his Irish-Boston accent, although he's more adept at it than the younger Bridges. Jones plays an Irish terrorist in this revenge movie, wreaking his havoc in Boston. The film's best asset is the suspense it builds for the two hours and the fact it keeps you interested the entire way, right from the opening scene.

The negatives are too much profanity and a contrived story in spots, particularly at the end when the fight between Bridges and Jones goes on forever as does the scene with Jones trying to save his wife. It's just too much. A lot of modern-day action films just don't know when to quit, and this is a prime example. Yet, it's definitely worth at least one look.

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