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Blown Away (1994)

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An Irish bomber escapes from prison and targets a member of the Boston bomb squad.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dove
... Gaerity
... Kate
... Max
... Franklin
... Lizzy
... Captain Roarke
... Rita
Christofer de Oni ... Cortez (as Chris de Oni)
... Bama
... Blanket
... Nancy
Brendan Burns ... Kevin
Tricia Heine ... Connie (as Patricia A. Heine)
... Prison Guard
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Storyline

Jimmy Dove works for the bomb squad in Boston and he is always the one who is on the tough jobs. One day he decides to quit the force and to become a teacher for the rookies of the squad. A few days later his former partner is killed by a bomb and Jimmy becomes suspicious that maybe this bomb could have been built by a former friend of himself. He begins to investigate and finds out that his worst nightmare has returned from his past. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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bomb | irish | prison | ireland | mit | See All (127) »

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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MGM [United States]

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1 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,424,873, 3 July 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,155,037
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The pair of claws that Tommy Lee Jones refers to in the beach scene is from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot. See more »

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When Max is fishing by the dock, as he is reeling in a fish he talks to himself, but his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Franklin: Know what you're looking for, lieutenant?
James 'Jimmy' Dove: What are you? My shadow?
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This film is dedicated to the memory of Officer Jeremiah J. Hurley of the Boston Bomb Squad, and to the more than Three Thousand Certified Bomb Technicians throughout the world who risk their lives for our safety every day. See more »


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All Night Long
Written by Curtis Reginald Lewis
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great plot, great acting, very realistic
7 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Being a member of a Canadian bomb squad, I found this movie to be extremely realistic in their methods of fighting bombs. I found the acting to be great, Jeff Bridges did a great job, he really put everything he had into this.

This movie is really intense, and I've found myself in similar situations which just kept me gripped to my seat when I saw it in theaters and many times again on DVD. The only movie I could try and compare it to would be Speed with Keanu Reeves. I'd give the slight lead to Blown Away however, for better acting and storyline. Another comparison would be Arlington Road, same type of story and Jeff Bridges.

Explosions in this movie look real and are real, not computer animated. They look so real you can almost feel the heat on your face :) A definite must see if you like Action-Thriller genre movies


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