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Blow Out
7.6 Rating
(281 ratings)
7.4 IMDB rating

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John Travolta

John Travolta

Jack Terry
Dennis Franz

Dennis Franz

Manny Karp
Peter Boyden

Peter Boyden

Sam
Curt May

Curt May

Donahue
John Aquino

John Aquino

Detective Mackey
John McMartin

John McMartin

Lawrence Henry


Written by
Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma

(written by)
Bill Mesce Jr.

Bill Mesce Jr.

uncredited


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A very good movie

3 years, 7 months ago at Oct 26 12:34
Nowadays, Brian de Palma is pretty much forgotten but back in the 70's and the 80's, he was a major movie director. Anyway, I always had a weak spot for this director and, in my opinion, this movie is easily one of his best. Apparently, Quentin Tarantino even said that this film is his favorite Brian De Palma movie and Tarantino cast John Travolta in ‘Pulp Fiction’ because he liked his perform... read more
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Description: This stylish Brian DePalma thriller plays off the theme of the unsuspecting witness who discovers a crime and is thereby put in grave danger, but with a novel twist. Jack is a sound-man who works on "Grade-B" horror movies. Late one evening, he is "sampling" sounds for use on his movies, when he hears something une ... (more)
Release date: 24 July 1981
UPC: 027616852885
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