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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Action Movie For The Day - BLOWN AWAY (1994): Expect lots of fireworks...

Blown Away Promotion Poster (1994)
A movie most appropriate for the July 4th weekend is 1994's Blown Away which centers on a mad Irish bomber named Ryan Gaerity (Tommy Lee Jones) who escapes prison and comes to America to wreak havoc on the city of Boston and in particularly a cop named Jimmy Dove (Jeff Bridges). It seems years ago that Jimmy and Ryan were partners but once Ryan started killing innocent civilians with his bombs, Jimmy had enough and fled Ireland to come to America, leaving Jimmy to rot in prison. Tommy Lee Jones plays the unhinged bomber to the tee and crafts some wicked bombs that Jimmy must use all his considerable knowledge to diffuse.  And let me tell you something, Ryan definitely puts Jimmy through his paces. Damn! Jimmy looks exhausted pretty much the whole movie. Blown Away came out a few weeks after Speed and was seen as a carbon copy. And while Speed is the better and more enjoyable film, Blown Away does deliver all the bang you could want in an action movie. Co-starring Forest Whitaker, Suzy Amis and Lloyd Bridges (Jeff's real life dad). Check out the explosive trailer below.
Blown Away (1994)
Blown Away (1994)
Blown Away  Proposal Scene

1 comment:

Irene Palfy said...

Thank you for posting that video, too. ~ Always nice to hear Beethoven.. ;") ~ And: Tommy Lee Jones is great.

I almost hadn't recognized Forest Whitaker there!