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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 »




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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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17 April 2003 | by (Torrington, CT, USA) – See all my reviews

Not sure if I got the spelling correct, but it's Italian for "half-and-half." *Warning: spoilers ahead.* Sure; it's a rip-off of the "DIE HARD" trilogy. And, truth to tell, Janitor Jack doesn't get _any_ guidance from Agent Leo until the last fifteen or twenty minutes of the film. Furthermore, if I had been the director, I would have had the swimteam extras with the bathing caps be among the casualties. I mean, they kept them on through the whole movie!! What real-life hostages would've done that? But, at least, they provided _some_ explanation for why the hero knew martial arts. The very similar "SUDDEN DEATH" obviously had a bigger budget. And, yet, they _never_ explained how Van Damme's character (a divorced fire marshal) was so proficient at hand-to-hand combat! So, where I give "SUDDEN DEATH" two stars, I give "BLAST" half a star more.

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