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Blast (1997)

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Terrorists are holding the U.S. Olympic swim team hostage, and only the janitor can stop them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Warren ...
Diane Colton
Commando Rescuer
Police Commissioner
FBI Agent
Vincent Klyn ...
Intense Man
Jill Pierce ...
Barbara Roberts ...
Robert Lennon ...
Jahi J.J. Zuri ...
Terrorist Pursuer (as Jahi Zuri)
Earl White ...
Terrorist #1
Paul Eliopoulos ...
Terrorist #5


Terrorists attempt to disrupt the Atlanta Olympics by kidnapping the U.S. women's swim team. If their demands are not met, the team will be executed. Only janitor Jack Bryant, a former Olympic gymnast champion of Tae Kwon Do felled by injuries and alcoholism knows of their real plans. And only he, with the guidance of former terrorist-fighter Leo, can stop them. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Terror Has No Limits



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




Release Date:

13 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Blast  »

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$700,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Mean Guns (1997) See more »

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'Blast' is a blast!
23 April 2000 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

A tired 'movie poster' style summary I know but this movie truly is a hoot. I remember seeing this movie on TV last year sometime and I don't think I've laughed so much in my life.

The movie starts with a disclaimer firstly telling us that it's based on a true story. And then letting us down with 'This is what MIGHT have happened'.

The protagonist is a former swimmer who is demoted to janitor after injury. His ex-wife the team captain who is held hostage.

I can't remember why terrorists hold a swim team hostage but that's beside the point. Rutger 'Show me the money' Hauer backs up the comment that Blade Runner was a one off by playing a crippled Red Indian Bomb expert who has some kind of tie with the leading baddie, they were at 'The Academy' together or something.

This movie is playing on the tired 'Die Hard' formula that 'Under Siege' proved has had it's day.

The set is silly, the plot is silly, the acting is silly. Please note this is not a good silly, like Monty Python or anything. In fact one of the (many, many) problems with this movie is that it takes it's self so seriously.

If you can, watch this move and you can see for yourself.

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