Blown Away

Blown Away

Before he made the man-eating lion thriller The Ghost and the Darkness and the special- effects-laden Lost in Space, director Stephen Hopkins helmed this ludicrous and critically panned thriller pitting a cop on the Boston Police bomb squad (Jeff Bridges) against a mad Irish bomber (Tommy Lee Jones) who's still holding a grudge from their early years in the Irish Republican Army. A showcase for the explosive skills of demolitions experts, Blown Away has got some impressive action sequences, although the story is somewhat convoluted and mean-spirited. Suzy Amis (Titanic) costars as Bridges's endangered girlfriend, who becomes a target of Jones's destructive scheme. --Jeff Shannon

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Stephen Hopkins
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Rotten Tomatoes:
32%
R (Restricted)
Year:
1994
121
Website
1,073 Views

Ryan Gaerity:
Did I catch you a bad time, Liam? (laughs sinisterly)

Jimmy Dove:
Ryan Gaerity?

Ryan Gaerity:
Oops. I called you Liam.

Jimmy Dove:
Is that you?

Ryan Gaerity:
Or is it, Jimmy Dove? Much more lyrical than Liam McGivney. Much less Irish. Listen to me, Liam McGivney, I’ve come to bring you a gift.

Jimmy Dove:
What gift is that, Gaerity?

Ryan Gaerity:
It's the gift of pain, of course.

Jimmy Dove:
You're the reason they died, not me.

Ryan Gaerity:
Oh, blame, blame, blame. Well, I suppose to I’m to blame for the deaths of your new pals as well? Who's right? Who's wrong? We were at war. Your conscience ended up causing the death of your own, Liam. You're a bad boy. You made me trigger the bomb too early!

Jimmy Dove:
I was trying to stop you! You said nobody was going to killed! There was people everywhere!

Ryan Gaerity:
And look who paid: your own sweetheart, your friends, me. Whilst you've been prancing around the streets of bloody America playing hero, I've been a man without a country. I spent the last 20 years of my life in jail, or on the run because of you. (squeaks a toy) Ha! Ha! Ha! But don't let me get morose on ya. Fate’s brought us together again. I've come to Boston. Fine place for a man to lose himself, wouldn't you say? And what do I find? My old pal, on the telly! If they only knew what you'd done.

Jimmy Dove:
I did what I did because you told me I was a soldier! I never killed anybody!

Ryan Gaerity:
Did you ever hear of the Big Bang, Liam? Yes, I think the universe was created from an explosion. Can you imagine that, Liam? An explosion! (laughs)

Jimmy Dove:
Goddamn you, Gaerity. Look what you've done.

Ryan Gaerity:
Aye, you have me all wrong. I’m not a destroyer. I’m a creator.

Jimmy Dove:
 : You’re not a creator. You’re a sick freak, is what you are.

Ryan Gaerity:
I’ve come here to create a new country for ya called “Chaos”, and a new government called “Anarchy”. All for you.

Jimmy Dove:
I can’t believe I ever bought your sh*t.

Ryan Gaerity:
Civilians die in war, Liam. But you disobeyed orders. You betrayed the cause.

Jimmy Dove:
You never gave a damn about the cause. The only thing that ever turned you on were your goddamn bombs!

Ryan Gaerity:
And what lovely ladies they are, Liam. Tell me, Liam, how close were you when she went?

Jimmy Dove:
Ryan? Ryan, why don't you come down here and face me?

Ryan Gaerity:
Could you smell her flower, Liam?

Jimmy Dove:
What? Are you still there? You're a chickenshit, Ryan.

Ryan Gaerity:
I've enjoyed talking to you, Liam. I don't want to be rude, but I must go. Your new wife and daughter just got home.

Max O'Bannon:
You're a fighter, huh? Look at her fight. Aye, easy now, easy. That's a boy. Ah, pregnant, huh? Well, go forth and multiply, mother mackerel. (A can clatters) Ah, Jimmy. You know better than to sneak up on a man like that when he's fishin'. Scares the fish. I heard about what happened today. Don't know what this city's comin' to. Bad as bloody Belfast.

Jimmy Dove:
Yeah, more than you know. It was Gaerity.

Max O'Bannon:
Give it a rest, Jimmy. He's incarcerated for life.

Jimmy Dove:
No, he's out.

Max O'Bannon:
What?

Jimmy Dove:
He killed Blanket with concussion. He blew Rita and Cortez out of the truck. He's taking out the squad the same way his sister and the others died back in Ireland.

Max O'Bannon:
Sweet Jesus!

Jimmy Dove:
He blames me for what happened. He's probably right.

Max O'Bannon:
What are you talking about? That bomb would've killed hundreds if it had blown like Gaerity had wanted.

Jimmy Dove:
That doesn't matter to Ryan. He's killed three. He'll go for more. He's already... He's already threatened Liz and Katie.

Max O'Bannon:
Oh, Jimmy. Where are they now?

Jimmy Dove:
In your cottage. Hope you don't mind.

Max O'Bannon:
How much she knows?

Jimmy Dove:
I told her the truth. I should've a long time ago.

Max O'Bannon:
Bullshit, you should've! She's your wife. Not your priest!

Jimmy Dove:
She's my wife.

Max O'Bannon:
I'm gonna find out what I can about messing through.

Jimmy Dove:
No, no, I don't want you getting involved.

Max O'Bannon:
I've been involved since...

Jimmy Dove:
I don't want you getting involved! Here. Stay out of this.

Max O'Bannon:
Where you off to?

Jimmy Dove:
To tell the squad.

Max O'Bannon:
You do that and you'll end up behind bars! They need you, Jimmy! You learned from Gaerity. You tell Captain Roarke and the squad only what they need to know. Nothing more.


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