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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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Kimberly Warren ...
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Leo
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Intense Man
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Bena
Jill Pierce ...
Moses
Barbara Roberts ...
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Robert Lennon ...
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Jahi J.J. Zuri ...
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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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11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Linden Ashby stars as a janitor (Okay this was done in Virtual Assassin and Nightsiege:Project Shadowchaser II, Enough with the kung fu janitors who used to be secret service agents or something!) who is an ex-secret service agent who protects the swim-team from terrorists looking to nuke the U.S (What terrorists aren't?) and of course our hero wades through the disposable terrorists with the help of a wheelchair bound Rutger Hauer. The cast alone shows promise; Linden Ashby, Rutger Hauer, Thom Mathews and Andrew Divoff. However their efforts are in vain as Pyun never figures out how to use them effectively. Mathews in particular is a good martial artist, so why not have him as one of the henchman, ensuring us a fight sequence between Mathews and Ashby. I mean it would be better then seeing him like a prissy swim coach. Blast however makes the worst mistake of being just plain tedious. Aside from the ridiculous finale that sees Rutger Hauer as a sword wielding paraplegic, Blast is the worst type of B.movie a brainless bore with no redeeming value. Still, Rutger Hauer's presence saves this from my lowest rating possible.

* out of 4-(Bad)


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