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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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Boom baby. Sweet dreams. See more »


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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:

$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 »

Goofs

When disarming the device on Anthony's head and the second device in the speaker, Bama is told he doesn't need to be there. As he gets up you can hear and see Bama drop the side cutters onto the shelf, but when he leaves you see him pass them to Jimmy. See more »

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James 'Jimmy' Dove: Rule number one when you're disarming Betty: You don't step on 'em.
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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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A Nation Once Again
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Written by Thomas Osborne
Performed by Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones
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Familiar but enjoyable.
6 April 2001 | by See 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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