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 »




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13 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Atlanta bombing  »

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$700,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Typical serving from Pyun
30 July 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

With "Blast", Albert Pyun presents us with his B-movie version of the "Die Hard" scenario. Aside from the stop-motion fighting sequences and familiar plot elements - even down to the hero's ex-wife being the terrorist's last hostage - the movie also featured deflated performances from Andrew Divoff and Rutger Hauer. Even as the leader of the terrorists, Divoff is given very little to say and even less to do. Walking fast and tough down hallways seems to be his character's primary ability. And what was with Hauer's legs having been blown off? Wow - not since Gary Sinise in "Forrest Gump" have I seen such a convincing leg amputee.

Tim Thomerson looked like he was trying his best to be invisible in his role as the police chief who only appears on a single set. And if you've got a keen eye, you can spot pre-American Pie and pre-implants Shannon Elizabeth as one of the swimteam hostages. Other than that, a couple bad computer animated explosions, bad guys who have the hero at point-blank range yet still wait for him to escape to the other side of a locked door, a seemingly unkillable hero, and not-so-subtle characterisations make "Blast" another serving from Pyun that one should definitely miss.

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