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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.

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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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Storyline

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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Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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how to make 'Blast' in 6 easy steps
2 February 2017 | by ElWormoSee all my reviews

(1) hire out your local family swimming baths for the day

(2) hire a bunch of pretend weapons, some balaclavas, and a bank of CCTV monitors

(3) get 30 random people off the street and divide them into 3 groups. Tell one group they'll be the terrorists, one group they'll be the swimmers/victims, and one group they'll be the cops.

(4) randomly walk among the groups and film them doing whatever they want for a couple of hours, then edit the footage down to about 90 mins

(5) find Rutger Hauer, put him in a small dark room and film him mumbling to himself for a while. Add that to the footage you got in step (4)

(6) get some generic 'important' sounding backing music with plenty of orchestral creschendos and marching drums, and play it non-stop over the whole thing.

et voila, your very own Blast. Enjoy!


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