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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

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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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Taglines:

A weapon more explosive than nitro... more deadly than napalm... and only one man can stop it. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Pierce Brosnan waxed his body hair for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Terry is kidnapped, it is the middle of the day, while at the same time Danny and Frank are in the kitchen and it is 4:45 am. See more »

Quotes

[about the second liquid bomb in the limo]
Frank: Mr. O' Neal, what do ya have for me?
Danny: For you? I don't have shit. Now get away from me. I don't want any terrorist mistaking us for friends.
Frank: Look, I know you guys like conspiracy theories, but it is possible he acted alone.
Danny: Unlikely. Especially if he's not talking. That means he's scared.
Frank: So what are you thinking?
Danny: I'm thinking I gotta take a piss. You wanna help me?
[frank nods]
Danny: No? That's good.
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Alternate Versions

UK version was edited by 16 seconds to secure a '15' rating with cuts to detailed shots of home-made explosive being constructed from fertilizer. See more »

Connections

Followed by Live Wire 2: Human Timebomb (1995) See more »

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One of my favorite movies!
21 August 2005 | by Speed_DemonSee all my reviews

I don't want to give anything away of the content of the movie, so all I can say: I just love Pierce performance in it, the melody of the main theme, also the story of Pierce' character. Additionally, the movie is very suspenseful most of the time. I can understand why people find it's not such a good movie. Personally, 'though I know it's not the best movie ever made, I love it.

If you ask me: Give it a try! I don't think you will regret having watched it, and maybe you'll even like as much as I and some other people do.

Luckily, a DVD has been released some time ago. The DVD quality is quite good, and luckily both full and widescreen versions are included. For 4:3 TVs, I'd recommend to watch the fullscreen version as you can see more at the top and bottom.


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