Blow Out

Blow Out
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Rating 4.1
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - English
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Written by
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 07/29/1981
"...BLOW OUT delivers the thrills....Travolta scores with a combination of intensity and naturalism..."
New York Times - 07/24/1981
"...Flashy, eclectic....The work of a high-spirited, irrepressible director..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/22/2011
"[D]eliciously twisty and twisted....A fresh, fizzy cocktail of paranoid cover-ups and conspiracies." -- Grade: A
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2011
"[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..."
Total Film - 07/01/2013
5 stars out of 5 -- "[O]ne of the finest, most energetic and eclectic of that revered roster of '70s paranoia films..."

Product Description:

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 Synopsis:

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 Keywords:

Assassination | Conspiracy Theories | Mystery | Politics | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Holly Hunter appeared as an extra in the scene at the Hotel Bel-Air Restaurant.
  • Shot in Panavision. Color by Technicolor.
  • Additional cast: Curt May (Frank Donohue), Ernest McClure (Jim), Dave Roberts (Anchor No.1), Maurice Copeland (Jack Manners), Claire Carter (Joan), John Aquino (Detective), John Hoffmeister (McRyan), Patrick McNamara (Officer Nelson), Terrence Currier (Lawrence Henry), Tom McCarthy (Policeman), Dean Bennett (Campus Guard).

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  • UPC: 027616852885
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28/lbs (approx)
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