Synopsis: In the enthralling BLOW OUT, brilliantly crafted by Brian De Palma (Sisters, Carrie, Scarface), John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction) gives one of his greatest performances, as Jack, a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. He enlists the help of Sally (played by Carrie's Nancy Allen), a possible eyewitness to the crime who may be in danger herself, to uncover the truth. With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot, profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early-1980s Philadelphia, BLOW OUT is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on the act of moviemaking.
Country of Origin: United States of America
Production Year: 1981
- "[De Palma's] best and most original work... Real cinematic intelligence.", Roger Ebert
- "De Palma keeps our senses heightened,,, in a great movie.", Pauline Kael