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Blow Out

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Nancy Allen Nancy Allen
Sally
John Lithgow John Lithgow
Burke
Dennis Franz Dennis Franz
Manny Karp
Curt May Curt May
Donahue
John McMartin John McMartin
Lawrence Henry
J. Patrick McNamara J. Patrick McNamara
Detective at Hospital
Missy Cleveland Missy Cleveland
Coed Lover


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A very good movie

12 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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4 years, 8 months ago at Sep 14 7:59
De Palma pours the sum total of his talents into what is now viewed by many to be his magnum opus, "Blow Out". John Travolta (in a career-best turn) impeccably portrays a movie soundman and surveillance expert who inadvertently records the assassination of a Presidential hopeful. Operating as an instigating progressive for the narrative, the electrifying murder itself, dissected and rewound within... read more

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4 years, 3 months ago at Feb 19 19:36
Blow Out is one of those influential films in the horror genre that rarely anyone had heard of. People should know what Blow Out is and to me, it’s one of the few good American giallo films ever made. It has great acting, great scares and thrills, and not just one but TWO great performances from Travolta and Lithgow! This film has been referenced, parodied and even influenced by both pop culture... read more
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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 unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media become involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy enemies and expose the truth, he doesn't know who he can trust.
Release date: 24 July 1981
UPC: 027616852885
Tags: Thriller (14), Mystery (10), 1980s (9), Drama (8), Murder (8), Conspiracy (7), 1981 (7), Politics (6), Crime (5), Serial Killer (5), Suspense (4), Movie Within A Movie (3), Usa (2), Philadelphia (2), Prostitute (2), Telephone (2), 80's (2), Cover Up (2), Reconstruction (2)
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