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.

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Blow Out (1981)

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Mystery/Suspense/Thriller/Drama/Crime · 1h 48m · 4/26/2011

    

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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.

$19.99-$19.96 (50%)

Release Country

United States

Barcode

715515080019

Release Date

4/26/2011

Media Type

Movie

Audio

  English     

Digital Copy

Not Included

Studio

Cinema 77/Geria Productions/Filmways Pictures/Viscount Associates/The Criterion Collection

Subtitles

English

Video Format

1080p

Aspect Ratio

2.40:1

Cover Type

Keep Case (HD, Low)

Discs

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Cast
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John Travolta

Jack
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Nancy Allen

Sally
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John Lithgow

Burke
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Dennis Franz

Manny Karp
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Peter Boyden

Sam
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Curt May

Donahue
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John Aquino

Detective Mackey
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John McMartin

Lawrence Henry
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Deborah Everton

Hooker
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J. Patrick McNamara

Detective at Hospital
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Missy Cleveland

Coed Lover (as Amanda Cleveland)
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Roger Wilson

Coed Lover
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Lori-Nan Engler

Sue
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Cindy Manion

Dancing Coed
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Missy Crutchfield

Dancing Coed (as Missy O'Shea)
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Marcy Bigelman

Ecstatic Coed
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Ann Kelly

Studious Coed
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Dean Bennett

Campus Guard
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John Coppolino Jr.

Maniac
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Archie Lang

Mixer
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Dave Roberts

Anchorman
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Claire Carter

Anchorwoman
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Maurice Copeland

Jack Manners
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John Hoffmeister

Governor McRyan
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David De Felice

Boy Lover
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Barbara Sigel

Girl Lover
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Thomas J. McCarthy

Policeman at Hospital (as Tom McCarthy)
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Reginald M. Wallace

Policeman at Hospital
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Robert L. Penrose

Hospital Administrator
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Larry Woody

Doctor
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Dick McGarvin

TV Newscaster
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Michael Borghese

Newsdealer
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Rossana Fichera

Receptionist
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James Jeter

Film Lab Man
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Luddy Tramontana

Freddie Corso
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Sid Doherty

Cop in Car
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Milt Fields

Mobster
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Bud Seese

Corrupt Captain
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Maureen Sullivan

First Murder Victim
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Brian Corrigan

Cop at Karp's Office
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Elaine Filoon

Screamer
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Robin Sherwood

Betty
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Tim Choate

Sailor
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B.J. Cyrus

Sailor's Friend
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Dave DeAngelis

Sailor's Friend (as Dave De Angelis)
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Thomas Finn

Sailor's Friend
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Tony Devon

Sailor's Friend
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Henry Cohen

Ambulance Attendant
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Bernie Rachelle

Ambulance Attendant
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William Tarman

Security Guard
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Michael Tearson

Hawker
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Peter Fey

Extra (uncredited)
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Roberto Lombardi

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Ernest McClure

Jim (uncredited)
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Susan Wool-Rush

Witness (uncredited)
Crew
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Brian De Palma

Director
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Brian De Palma

Writer
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Bill Mesce Jr.

Writer
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