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Blast (1997)

R | | Action | 13 May 1997 (USA)
Terrorists are holding the U.S. Olympic swim team hostage, and only the janitor can stop them.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writer:

Albert Pyun (as Hannah Blue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linden Ashby ... Jack Bryant
Andrew Divoff ... Omodo
Kimberly Warren Kimberly Warren ... Diane Colton
Rutger Hauer ... Leo
Norbert Weisser ... Commando Rescuer
Tim Thomerson ... Police Commissioner
Yuji Okumoto ... FBI Agent
Vincent Klyn Vincent Klyn ... Intense Man
Sonya Eddy ... Bena
Jill Pierce Jill Pierce ... Moses
Barbara Roberts Barbara Roberts ... Mayor
Robert Lennon Robert Lennon ... Karl
Jahi J.J. Zuri Jahi J.J. Zuri ... Terrorist Pursuer (as Jahi Zuri)
Earl White Earl White ... Terrorist #1
Paul Eliopoulos Paul Eliopoulos ... Terrorist #5
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Terrorists attempt to disrupt the Atlanta Olympics by kidnapping the U.S. women's swim team. If their demands are not met, the team will be executed. Only janitor Jack Bryant, a former Olympic gymnast champion of Tae Kwon Do felled by injuries and alcoholism knows of their real plans. And only he, with the guidance of former terrorist-fighter Leo, can stop them. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@tss.th.nec.co.jp>

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Terror Has No Limits

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atlanta bombing See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Mean Guns (1997) See more »

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Typical serving from Pyun
30 July 2002 | by KastoreSee all my reviews

With "Blast", Albert Pyun presents us with his B-movie version of the "Die Hard" scenario. Aside from the stop-motion fighting sequences and familiar plot elements - even down to the hero's ex-wife being the terrorist's last hostage - the movie also featured deflated performances from Andrew Divoff and Rutger Hauer. Even as the leader of the terrorists, Divoff is given very little to say and even less to do. Walking fast and tough down hallways seems to be his character's primary ability. And what was with Hauer's legs having been blown off? Wow - not since Gary Sinise in "Forrest Gump" have I seen such a convincing leg amputee.

Tim Thomerson looked like he was trying his best to be invisible in his role as the police chief who only appears on a single set. And if you've got a keen eye, you can spot pre-American Pie and pre-implants Shannon Elizabeth as one of the swimteam hostages. Other than that, a couple bad computer animated explosions, bad guys who have the hero at point-blank range yet still wait for him to escape to the other side of a locked door, a seemingly unkillable hero, and not-so-subtle characterisations make "Blast" another serving from Pyun that one should definitely miss.


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