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Summary A movie sound recordist (John Travolta) accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually an intentional killing and consequently finds himself in jeopardy.

Blow Out

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 15 Critic Reviews
must-see
86
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 56 User Ratings
7.9
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Summary A movie sound recordist (John Travolta) accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually an intentional killing and consequently finds himself in jeopardy.

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 15 Critic Reviews
86
87% Positive
13 Reviews
13% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 15 Critic Reviews
86
87% Positive
13 Reviews
13% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 56 User Ratings
7.9
89% Positive
50 Ratings
9% Mixed
5 Ratings
2% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 56 User Ratings
7.9
89% Positive
50 Ratings
9% Mixed
5 Ratings
2% Negative
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Production Company Filmways Pictures, Geria Productions, Geria Productions, Cinema 77, Viscount Associates, Viscount Associates
Release Date Jul 24, 1981
Duration 1 h 48 m
Rating R
Tagline The Blow Out took them to the edge of terror . . . his questions took them way beyond [Video Australia]
Satellite Awards
1 Nomination
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
1 Nomination