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Blast (1997)

R | | Action | 13 May 1997 (USA)
Terrorists are holding the U.S. Olympic swim team hostage, and only the janitor can stop them.

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Kimberly Warren ...
Diane Colton
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Leo
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Commando Rescuer
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Police Commissioner
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FBI Agent
Vincent Klyn ...
Intense Man
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Bena
Jill Pierce ...
Moses
Barbara Roberts ...
Mayor
Robert Lennon ...
Karl
Jahi J.J. Zuri ...
Terrorist Pursuer (as Jahi Zuri)
Earl White ...
Terrorist #1
Paul Eliopoulos ...
Terrorist #5
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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 <rocher@tss.th.nec.co.jp>

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Terror Has No Limits

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »
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$700,000 (estimated)
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Another Venue For Die Hard Fans...
4 August 2000 | by (Maplewood NJ) – See all my reviews

Though dated, the Atlanta Olympics is the setting for this by the numbers "Die Hard" type film. Supposedly based on a scenario that "could have happened", terrorists seize the US Women's swim team and hold them hostage at the Aquatic Center. What they didn't count on is a janitor (Ashby) who also happens to be an ex-Tae Kwon Do Olympic medallist.

He takes on the terrorists while being guided through it all by Mr. Leo (Hauer), a terrorist expert with Interpol who lost his legs in an explosion caused by the terrorist leader (Divoff).

The action is strictly by the numbers with a mix of martial arts and gunplay. Ashby is excellent in his role and both Hauer and Divoff seem to be enjoying themselves in their roles.

Not seen on cable much, but I'd rent it if you happen across it at your local video store.


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