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Blow Out
7.6 Rating
(290 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, 10 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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" The Ups: Smart idea of bringing an movie sound recordist in a visual film. Travolta does one of his more engaging and memorable roles. The diabolical and crazy John Lithgow who seem to always be best when evil. The beautiful shots and the technical touch from Brian dePalma who acknowledge old thrillers and what works and incorporate it into his films to make it to something that is pulpier. That devastating scream at the end. The Downs: The conspiracy plot could have been more complex and m"


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"Blow Out / Um Tiro na Noite Direção: Brian De Palma Ano: 1981 Sinopse: Um jovem que trabalha em uma produtora de cinema de filmes B grava acidentalmente alguns ruídos em uma rua à noite, referentes a um acidente de carro que resultou na morte de um governador. Ele tenta então reconstituir os acontecimentos, através de suas gravações, para desvendar um intrincado quebra-cabeças."


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"08.07.2015 Paskanmarjat, kun olen joskus ollut niissä nimimerkki Tom Henryn kuuluisissa aineissa. Blow Out nimittäin on aivan vitun kova! Mononen tästä jo englanniksi kertoikin kaiken oleellisen omassa päiväkirjassaan. Elokuvan alku on ehdottomasti parasta, mitä Palma on tehnyt koskaan. Se on aika paljon sanottu, koska herra todella oli aikanaan mestari. Tunnelma tässä on kohdillaan, musat rokkaavat ja Travoltan naama ei vituta ollenkaan."


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"The first five or so minutes of Blow Out are basically the best thing Brian De Palma has ever made and it really makes me wish he had drawn more influence from the straight-up slasher and giallo -genres rather than being enamored by Hithcock. The trashy schlock feel in the start is just downright perfect. So, right, Blow Out itself. This movie's pretty sweet. Remember when seeing John Travolta in a film wasn't the result of you making horrible life decisions? He's so good and weird in this thin"


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