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Genres: Action / Adventure, Drama, Criterion Collection, Conspiracy, 80s, Crime Drama

Cast: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, Peter Boyden

Director: Brian De Palma

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.

Language: English

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

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