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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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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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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$30,155,037
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Loyd Catlett, who plays Bama, is Jeff Bridges' stand-in and stunt double in this film, and several other films. See more »

Goofs

Position of Kate's Jeep at the beach house. Early on, we see her Jeep facing the water with the driver's side door closest to the beach house. Later, when Gaerity secures the latch on the hood, we see that the Jeep is facing away from the water and the driver's side is away from the beach house. See more »

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Max O'Bannon: Two mustards, please. I like mine spicy!
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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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References Mad Max (1979) See more »

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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Written by U2 (Bono (as Paul Hewson), The Edge (as Dave Evans), Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. (as Larry Mullen))
Performed by U2
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
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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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