Blow Out

Blow Out

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John Travolta leads this 1981 mystery thriller from Brian De Palma about a sound recordist who suddenly becomes the holder of evidence that proves a car accident was actually murder. More

Jack Terry (Travolta) 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.

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1981Rating: R108 minsUSACinema 77, Filmways Pictures
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Blow Out | Reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The work of a high-spirited, irrepressible director who takes the effects movies can produce far more seriously than he takes the characters they seem to be about.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

[De Palma's] best and most original work.

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Variety

Variety

A frequently exciting $18 million suspense thriller which suffers from a distracting emphasis upon homages to other motion pictures.

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