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Bombshell (1997)

Workers in a biotech firm utilise nanotechnology to control others for their own good.

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Paul Wynne

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Paul Wynne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Thomas ... Buck Hogan
Mädchen Amick ... Angeline
Frank Whaley ... Malcolm Garvey
Pamela Gidley ... Melinda Clark
Brion James ... Donald
Michael Jace ... Det. Jefferson
Martin Hewitt ... Adam
David Packer David Packer ... Brad
Shawnee Smith ... Shelly
Victoria Jackson ... Waitress
David 'Shark' Fralick ... Buff
Art Chudabala ... Bewayne
Carole White ... Carol (as Carole Ita White)
James DuMont ... Dr. Braunmann
Paul Wynne ... Director
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Workers in a biotech firm utilise nanotechnology to control others for their own good.

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A scientist encounters trouble when his project manager begins to doubt his work.

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombasztori See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color
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Why do I keep thinking of E.T. ???
18 November 1999 | by BOB-629See all my reviews

Here's the scenario.( If at all interested in seeing this movie and forming your own opinions, read this after you've seen it. I'm going to tell you what happens.)

You're a nanomachine engineer named Buck(Thomas) and your girlfriend is a doctor named Anjeline(Amick). You're in love and well to do, so life is peachy, right? Unfortunately, someone knocks you out one night, steals your kidney and replaces it with a ball of acid. Then, you are given tasks to perform to keep the ball from eating your insides away. The boxes promised to hold the antidote are well wrapped but are also empty. Then, someone kidnaps Anjeline, and you wonder how it could get any worse.

Finally, (cough,cough, cough) you figure out that it would take great nanomachine knowledge to build a bomb inside you, so you decide to check up on your irate engineering partner with the horrid cough. Are you surprised to find the kidney kidnapper also has your girlfriend and that he has been completing the bomb inside you by lacing those empty packages with nanomachines?

So, you ineptly botch the rescue attempt and he pulls a gun on the both of you. Now, you have to give him a ride to the laboratory where he wants to blow up you and said laboratory.

But, never fear, in the last five minutes, the police show up and botch their own rescue attempt and kill your irate friend, and a snoopy blackmailing news woman in the cross fire.

It's OK now, right! No, you've still got the bomb in you, the watch your crazed coworker was holding says you've got 30 seconds until you're a wall pizza, and he was the only one who knew how to diffuse it, now what to do. Anjeline to the rescue. She grabs a scalpel, cuts you open, jerks out the bomb and helps you run out the laboratory before it explodes and you don't even bleed to death.

It was more unbelievable to watch than it was to read. The culprit can only be someone with great nanomachine experience, and that leaves out everyone but your disgruntled coworker who asked you before this whole thing started to delay the human testing, but your boss said to go ahead to please the investors. Then, your girlfriend learns while she is strung up like a side of beef by this guy that he has a serious grievance against GM and large companies who put money ahead of humanity. And you have the gall to act surprised!!

There wasn't much that worked in this movie. The chemistry between Thomas and Amick seemed strained at best. Amick walked around half naked the better part of the movie but couldn't even bring herself to do a few T&A shots. Apparently, she didn't feel like getting completely into the role, so you get a half a** acting job. Thomas fared no better, he isn't used to being the lead actor, he usually saves that for some synthetic rubber creation with fingers like sausage or for actresses named Barrymore. At times, he gets these looks like he doesn't know what he is doing, and it doesn't help that he gets these looks during the sex scenes with Amick.

The most unbelievable thing is how long it took Buck to figure out what was going on, and this guy is a nanomachine engineer. I thought that was up near brain surgeon I.Q. And then there were the quickie surgeries; kidnap, cut open, remove kidney, replace with bomb, sew back up, lay on hood of very cool car; overnight!?!@ This guy is good but Anjeline is even better; throw on table, grab scalpel, filet you like a fish and jerk out bomb without regard for the consequences; 30 seconds!! It has to be a world record.

At the end where you see the building blow up, you think they have died in the explosion which would have been the biggest surprise of the movie. It might have saved it. Then, you go back inside and see Anjeline and Buck get out in another shot. So, the director was trying.

And what were they trying to do, throw some suspicion on the news woman. It didn't work, she didn't have the credentials, no matter how well she played the part, and she was the best actor by far. And, perhaps the best part of the movie, Buck's car.

All I have to say to the writer, wouldn't it have been easier to kidnap the girl from the very beginning, it's not new but it is believable. 5 out of 10


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