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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 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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bomb | irish | prison | ireland | mit | 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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Kurt Russell, Michael Biehn, Richard Gere, Bruce Campbell, Alec Baldwin, Viggo Mortensen, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Mickey Rourke, Christopher lambert, Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Patrick Swayze, Michael Douglas, Richard Dreyfuss, Tom Selleck, Kevin bacon, Bruce Willis, Michael Keaton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone were considered to play Jimmy Dove. See more »

Goofs

When Max gets blown away, we see Ryan in the abandoned building and the blast knocks out all the glass of the window but when the smoke clears the glass remains. See more »

Quotes

Kate Dove: [helping Lizzie turn on the stove] Which hand do you pledge allegiance with?
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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 »

Connections

Spin-off Blown Away (1994) 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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Blown away is what should happen to the guy that wrote this bunk
6 April 1999 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

This is one of the most dull action films yet. The IRA is at it again with their bombs. Hasn't this horse been beaten long enough? Jimmy Cagney was doing this act back during the depression. Enough, already. And what was with all these brogues? Tommy Lee is a great actor, but that irish lilt of his went over like a led balloon. What a stupid movie. Oh well, top 'o the mornin' to ya'!


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