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Live Wire (1992)

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After A US senator is killed, A Bomb Disposal Expert is brought in to investigate the deadly explosive and must uncover the terrorists plan.

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Christian Duguay

Writer:

Bart Baker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Danny O'Neill
Ron Silver ... Frank Traveres
Ben Cross ... Mikhail Rashid
Lisa Eilbacher ... Terry O'Neill
Tony Plana ... Al-red
Al Waxman ... James Garvey
Brent Jennings ... Shane Rogers
Philip Baker Hall ... Senator Thyme
Michael St. Gerard ... Ben
Clement von Franckenstein ... Dr. Bernard
Ivan E. Roth ... Process Server
Selma Archerd ... Judge Blair
Rick Cicetti Rick Cicetti ... Bailiff
Norman Burton ... Senator Victor
Scott Burkholder ... Thyme's Aide
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Storyline

Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body. The targets of the terrorists are U.S. Senators, one of which is having an affair with Danny's wife. Written by Rob Hartill

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Water isn't always safe See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sensuality and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Live Wire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lisa Eilbacher and Tony Plana appeared in An Officer and A Gentleman. See more »

Goofs

After Danny puts Al-Red (who is going through the effects of drinking the explosive water) into the wheelchair, he pushes him into one of the stands where he explodes shortly after. If you pay close attention to the shadows on the stands and the background buildings, you can tell that the shots were obviously filmed at different times of the day, but spliced together. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Shane please, turn your robot off. I feel like I'm in "Lost in Space"
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Alternate Versions

R-rated version has a less explicit love scene (it runs ca. 1 minute shorter). See more »

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Great movie, lots of action, unique twist on a tried and true formula!
9 November 2001 | by Daryl17See all my reviews

If you are a Pierce Brosnan fan, you must see this. This movie allows you to see Pierce Brosnan play a character that is not so James Bondian. The cast is great, and the story is the typical "hero saves the day" type. Unlike most terrorist type movies, the writers cleverly chose a weapon of destruction that is atypical and unique. I highly recommend this movie for action, good story, good characters, and entertainment in general. Not your run-of-the-mill action movie.


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