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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

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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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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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$30,155,037
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Jeff Bridges turned down the lead role in Speed (1994) to do this film. That was also a mad bomber movie in the same year as this film. See more »

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When Gaerity orders Guinness in the Irish bar, what he is served is more like lager (totally wrong color and consistency) yet this doesn't seem to faze him. See more »

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James 'Jimmy' Dove: [to Franklin] You ain't brave, asshole. You're dumb!
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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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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Tommy Lee Jones (1993) See more »

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Traditional Irish air
Lyrics by Thomas Moore (1779-1852)
Sung by patrons at the Irish pub
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Extremely Entertaining Pyrotechnics Showcase.
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Mad bomber formerly associated the IRA escapes from prison and appears in Boston to exact revenge to the man who put him there in the first place - bomb expert Jimmy Dove, a loving family man, with a dark past...

If this plot seems easy to predict, it is. but it is defended by the superb action sequences filmed, the excellent explosions and also by the great acting by Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones. The standout goes to Jones, who gives an on-his-own performance as a deranged bomber at war with Jimmy Dove. And although the storyline has a few plot holes, it still manages to carry on as if nothing happened. Director Hopkins, who helmed the gory 1990 sequel to the 1987 action hit Predator, shows his potential for making action sequences as realistic as possible. One example is the abandoned ship explosion. That has what I think the biggest live action film explosion ever! On the MGM DVD the picture is a clear anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen with super good Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, thus packing a punch for you home theater system.

Overall, solid entertainment, you're not looking for anything like To Kill A Mockingbird, now are you? A treat for action fans and a must have for home theater enthusiasts.

7.65/10 for entertainment, 6.7/10 overall.

Delton


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