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Blast (1997)

Terrorists are holding the U.S. Olympic swim team hostage, and only the janitor can stop them.

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Albert Pyun

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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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Action

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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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Movie might be prosaic, but Score is simply superb !
14 July 2007 | by VolkenSee all my reviews

There isn't much to be said about this movie. Certainly nothing to add after all these comments. I wouldn't even consider bothering unless I've found a strange bonus.

That bonus is music score. This movie caught me as background curtain while writing some data on my machine. Momentarily I've detected excellent score from Anthony Riparetti.

Never even heard about this composer. Indeed movie offers nothing unseen in this genre. But Riparetti done his homework. And homework made with great aplomb. From the first sequence to the end, he follows, communicates and captures visual essence with superb dynamic of his music. It compliments every scene. No, he doesn't offer profiled theme like Mancina offered in Speed. But, it clearly shows that he is one capable composer, at least for this genre - for this be the first score I've ever heard from him.

In fact, I was sure there has to be some score/soundtrack available from this movie. Alas, no such luck. Low profile movie and it would be miracle to actually generate even one single available track.

Anyway, if you would like to learn how to superbly dosage electronic music in any action movie, this is the movie for you. Forget the story, ego-trips that such genre generates all the time. For sake of music, do watch it, you wont be disappointed in this department. Guaranteed!

It is a great irony for such prosaic movie to own such a fantastic score. This score would superbly compliment some A class action movie. But, life supplies such ironies all the time I'm afraid.


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