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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.

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

John Rice (story), Joe Batteer (story) | 3 more credits »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Dove
Tommy Lee Jones ... Gaerity
Suzy Amis ... Kate
Lloyd Bridges ... Max
Forest Whitaker ... Franklin
Stephi Lineburg ... Lizzy
John Finn ... Captain Roarke
Caitlin Clarke ... Rita
Christofer de Oni Christofer de Oni ... Cortez (as Chris de Oni)
Loyd Catlett ... Bama
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Blanket
Lucinda Weist ... Nancy
Brendan Burns Brendan Burns ... Kevin
Tricia Heine ... Connie (as Patricia A. Heine)
Josh McLaglen ... 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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Plot Keywords:

vomiting | bomb | irish | prison | ireland | See All (128) »

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5. 4. 3. 2. 1......Time's Up. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

1 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Explosiv See more »

Filming Locations:

Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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DTS | Dolby SR | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bridges appeared in Iron Man (2008) and Jones appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Captain America also had music composed by Alan Silvestri, as well as this film. See more »

Goofs

In the bombing scene at MIT, there are no Cambridge Police or MIT Police present. MIT is in Cambridge and that city's police would be the first called to the scene, not the Boston Police Department. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Franklin: [to Jimmy] Don't you ever get tired of bein' a hero?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

In addition to your normal dialogue and language cuts, the TV version also edits the computer sequence so that the display does not cycle text on part of the monitor, whereas in the original version, there is text in that section, including a b-word used in a context that network TV likely would not have tolerated. Some parts of this sequence are also cropped so that just the typing is visible. See more »


Soundtracks

St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
("Barbary Bell") (uncredited)
Traditional English/Irish jig
Slow version heard at end.
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Familiar but enjoyable.
6 April 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Nothing more than a formula action picture, a studio product, but well-done and fairly enjoyable. Stephen Hopkins proves (again, after "Predator 2") to be adept at filming frenetic action scenes and he shows confidence in the way he uses the camera, especially in the "long shots". Tommy Lee Jones is kind of one-note as the villain, and not very satisfying, but Jeff Bridges gives depth and credibility to his role, and the supporting cast is above-average. Oh, and there ARE some spectacular explosions. (**1/2)


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