Blow Out

Synopsis: This stylish Brian De Palma 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 Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in 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 does not know whom he can trust.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director(s): Brian De Palma
Production: Filmways Pictures
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

from pennies donated by schoolchildren

from every state in the Union.

And they'll be ringing it

after the fireworks at Penn's Landing.

That's right.

Hold it. We've got the Bellevue Stratford.

Let's go live to our political

correspondent, Frank Donahue,

at the Liberty Ball

at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel.

Frank, you look fabulous.

Have you spoken with the governor yet?

Yes, Joan, briefly. He just arrived.

I did ask the governor his impression

so far of this year's Liberty Day Jubilee.

He said he was honoured to be here

and plans to attend the parade and the

ringing of the new bell on Saturday night.

He felt it a shame the Liberty Bell

had been silenced for so long.

He looked forward to a new voice

of liberty throughout the land.

The governor is now greeting friends and

will be enjoying a meal in the ballroom.

But his people have told us

that he will speak to us after that meal.

I'm Frank Donahue. "Eye on the City"

News, Bellevue Stratford.

Thank you, Frank.

We'll be getting back to you later on.

Meanwhile, in other news,

a teacher's strike...

Let's take a walk

along the river here.

Mm. Nice.

- David, look. Someone's on the bridge.

- Let's not worry about that.

- He's staring right at us.

- Who cares?

- I care.

- Betsy.

- I don't wanna stay here. Let's go.

- Yeah, OK.

- What is he doing?

- I don't know.

- What is he, a Peeping Tom?

- Oh, who cares? Let's walk down there.

Jesus Christ.

Oh, God! Please help me!

Get me out of here, please!

Oh! Oh, God!

- A bang?

- Yeah, some sort of a bang.

- Where?

- I'm not sure where.

- You were facing the car?

- Yes.

Well, you heard the blowout.

Yes, but the first sound

I heard was a bang.

- Some kind of an echo.

- No.

Look, I know what an echo sounds like.

I'm a sound man.

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Brian De Palma

Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. In a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in genres such as suspense, psychological thriller, and crime drama. His prominent films include mainstream box office hits such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as cult favorites such as Sisters (1973), Blow Out (1981), Body Double (1984), Carlito's Way (1993), Femme Fatale (2002) and Redacted (2007).De Palma is often cited as a leading member of the New Hollywood generation of film directors. His directing style often makes use of quotations from other films or cinematic styles, and bears the influence of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Jean-Luc Godard. His films have frequently garnered controversy for their violence and sexual content, but have also been championed by prominent critics such as Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael. more…

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