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The Final Cut (1995)

A mysterious bomber is planting explosive devices in Seattle, Washington. Since their quality takes too big a toll amongst Seattle Police bomb experts, John Pierce, former head of the Bomb ... See full summary »


Roger Christian


Crash Leyland (story), Raul Inglis (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Elliott ... John Pierce
Charles Martin Smith ... Capt. Weldon Mamet
Kelly Benson Kelly Benson ... Dead Body
Anne Ramsay ... Sgt. Kathleen Hardy
Lloyd Berry ... Loscalzo
Matt Craven ... Emerson Lloyd
Ray Baker ... Col. Forsyth
Frank Cassini ... Bartender
Barbara Tyson ... Veronica Waller
Mike Crestejo Mike Crestejo ... Driver
Lisa Langlois ... Sara
Erich Anderson ... Talberg
Bill Ferguson Bill Ferguson ... Shopper
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Franklin Dunn
Philip Granger ... Barron


A mysterious bomber is planting explosive devices in Seattle, Washington. Since their quality takes too big a toll amongst Seattle Police bomb experts, John Pierce, former head of the Bomb Squad, reluctantly takes the job that will take him to face his worst nightmare. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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The city in which the story is set, Seattle, has no local Channel 2 News as shown in the film. See more »


John Pierce: [Talking to Weldon about how to find the bomber] Just keep checking those UDT lists.
Capt. Weldon Mamet: Were checking... and do you know whose name keeps coming up... you
John Pierce: [starting to see where he is going with this comment] I guess that means i'm qualified.
Capt. Weldon Mamet: Sometimes i just don't know where the fuck your coming from.
John Pierce: Are you arresting me?
Capt. Weldon Mamet: [annoyed] If you give me a reason...
John Pierce: [calmily and cleverly trying to push him] Fuck you Weldon...
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That River
Performed by Jim Byrnes
Words and music by Eric Johnson
Published by Zen Western Music SOCAN
Managed by Bosh Entertainment Group
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The Best Id Say Is That It Wasn't Horrible
21 July 2019 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

This is a pretty standard suspense/action kind of movie. There's a mad bomber on the loose in Seattle and the bomb squad calls in its retired former head John Pierce (played by Sam Elliott) to help out. But the bombs are so well made that eventually suspicion turns on to Pierce himself as the bomber. Is he or isn't he? And if he isn't, who is? In most respects this is unmemorable, and it makes extensive use of the cliche "countdowns" as the timers on various bombs are clicking down to zero. The performances were so-so at best. The ultimate revelation of who the bomber was doesn't come as any surprise at all. Basically what you have here is a time waster - that comes replete with a bizarre and completely unnecessary scene where Pierce is enjoying intimacy (shall we say) with a TV newswoman who has allowed herself to be handcuffed as part of the fun. I still don't understand why that was written into the script. It wasn't especially "sexy" and it really had nothing whatsoever to do with the story. I did find the last bomb to be unsettling. The movie isn't horrible. To be honest, I'm not sure there's much more to be said about it. (5/10)

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Release Date:

20 June 1996 (Belgium) See more »

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CAD3,000,000 (estimated)
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