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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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Boom baby. Sweet dreams. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones are good friends in real life. Also they were both considered to play Snake Plissken in "Escape from New York (1981)," before Kurt Russell got the part. See more »

Goofs

In one of the shots of the Boston Pops playing the 1812 Overture you can see very clearly Pops conductor and Star Wars composer John Williams conducting the orchestra, then when the music ends the conductor is his successor Keith Lockhart. See more »

Quotes

James 'Jimmy' Dove: [to Franklin] You ain't brave, asshole. You're dumb!
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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 »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Specialist (2010) See more »

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A Nation Once Again
Performed by The Wolfe Tones
Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment
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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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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

1 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blown Away 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, 4 July 1994

Gross USA:

$30,156,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,156,002
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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