Blow Out

Directed By: Brian De Palma Starring: Nancy Allen John Travolta

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Product Overview

John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off) stars in this riveting mystery/thriller filled with powerful performances, intense action and an "engrossing web of suspense and intrigue" (Blockbuster Entertainment Guide). Written and directed by master filmmaker Brian De Palma (Mission: Impossible), Blow Out is a heart-stopping adventure hailed by Rolling Stone as "an American moviemaking triumph!" Jack Terri (Travolta) is a talented audio technician who makes his living by recording unique sounds for horror movies. But when he accidentally tapes an automobile crash that kills a presidential candidate and injures his young mistress, Sally (Nancy Allen), Jack is hurled into a mystery far more terrifying than any of his films! Soon he and Sally must fight to stay alive as they uncover an explosive political conspiracy that will send shockwaves to the highest levels of government.

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Studio MGM
SKU 40155457
UPC 027616852885
UPC 14 00027616852885
Format DVD
Release Date 12/12/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Assassination
Conspiracy Theories
Mystery
Politics
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note While outdoors recording sound effects for a movie, audio technician Jack Terri hears a tire blowout and a car crash. Before the car sinks into the river, he manages to save the female passenger from drowning. Because the other passenger was a presidential candidate, Jack suspects that the "accident" was a political murder. Afterwards, Jack falls in love with Sally, the woman he rescued, and learns that she's been in cahoots with Manny, a sleazy photographer who's operating a blackmail scheme. As part of their scam, Manny photographs Sally with important men in what appear to be compromising situations. Jack starts to wonder whether he's being paranoid or whether things are not quite what they seem. Then the assassin turns his attention to Jack and Sally, and Jack has to use every special effects trick in the book to keep them both alive.
Plot Summary
Summary While outdoors recording sound effects for a movie, audio technician Jack Terri hears a tire blowout and a car crash. Before the car sinks into the river, he manages to save the female passenger from drowning. Because the other passenger was a presidential candidate, Jack suspects that the "accident" was a political murder. Afterwards, Jack falls in love with Sally, the woman he rescued, and learns that she's been in cahoots with Manny, a sleazy photographer who's operating a blackmail scheme. As part of their scam, Manny photographs Sally with important men in what appear to be compromising situations. Jack starts to wonder whether he's being paranoid or whether things are not quite what they seem. | Then the assassin turns his attention to Jack and Sally, and Jack has to use every special effects trick in the book to keep them both alive.
Reviews
Variety "...BLOW OUT delivers the thrills....Travolta scores with a combination of intensity and naturalism..." 07/29/1981
New York Times "...Flashy, eclectic....The work of a high-spirited, irrepressible director..." 07/24/1981 p.C5
Entertainment Weekly "[D]eliciously twisty and twisted....A fresh, fizzy cocktail of paranoid cover-ups and conspiracies." -- Grade: A 04/22/2011
Sight and Sound "[I]t's a seductive ride, beginning with the famous slasher film-within-a-film, to set piece after set piece, including one of De Palma's most relaxed and eloquent triumphs..." 06/01/2011
Directors
Brian De Palma
Actors
Nancy Allen
John Travolta
Cast & Crew
Dennis Franz - Actor
John Lithgow - Actor
John Travolta - Actor
Nancy Allen - Actor
Brian De Palma - Director
Vilmos Zsigmond - Director of Photography
Pino Donaggio - Musical Score
Fred C. Caruso - Producer
George Litto - Producer
Brian De Palma - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1981
Catalog ID 1000982
UPC 00027616852885
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 108 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Travolta,John
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Pauline Kael, The New Yorker A great movie!

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