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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

Boston City Hall was used for the exterior shots for Police Headquarters. At the time of filming, BPHQ was located at 350 Stuart Street, 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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In the scene in which the bomb squad truck blows up, the cable that is used to flip the truck can be seen attached to and then releasing from the roof of the truck. See more »

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Kate Dove: [helping Lizzie turn on the stove] Which hand do you pledge allegiance with?
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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 Agent Red (2000) See more »

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With or Without You
Written by U2 (as Paul Hewson) / Bono (as Dave Evans) / Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. (as Larry Mullen)
Performed by U2
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
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Boom, boom, boom
14 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones wants Jeff Bridges and anybody he knows "Blown Away" in this 1994 film, also starring Suzy Amis, Forest Whitaker and Lloyd Bridges. Bridges, caught up in the Irish trying to get the English out of Ireland, worked with Jones in Ireland, but when one of the bombings goes bad, he splits, and Jones gets arrested. Jones escapes from an Irish prison and traces Bridges to Boston, where he plans on getting revenge on Bridges, his family, and the entire Boston Police Bomb Squad.

This movie really needed to be seen on the big screen because of all of the special effects - huge, frequent explosions.

The accents are all over the place, but the performances are good, with Lloyd Bridges on hand as a bearded character actor. It was a little too stereotypical for this viewer.

The script is by the numbers and derivative, but the actors and the tension engendered from defusing bombs attached to people helps hold interest.

Okay, but see it on a large flat-screen TV.


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