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Live Wire (1992)

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After A US senator is killed, A Bomb Disposal Expert is brought in to investigate the deadly explosive and must uncover the terrorists plan.

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Christian Duguay

Writer:

Bart Baker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Danny O'Neill
Ron Silver ... Frank Traveres
Ben Cross ... Mikhail Rashid
Lisa Eilbacher ... Terry O'Neill
Tony Plana ... Al-red
Al Waxman ... James Garvey
Brent Jennings ... Shane Rogers
Philip Baker Hall ... Senator Thyme
Michael St. Gerard ... Ben
Clement von Franckenstein ... Dr. Bernard
Ivan E. Roth ... Process Server
Selma Archerd ... Judge Blair
Rick Cicetti Rick Cicetti ... Bailiff
Norman Burton ... Senator Victor
Scott Burkholder ... Thyme's Aide
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Storyline

Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body. The targets of the terrorists are U.S. Senators, one of which is having an affair with Danny's wife. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

A weapon more explosive than nitro... more deadly than napalm... and only one man can stop it. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sensuality and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Živa bomba See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pierce Brosnan and Philip Baker Hall appeared in The Matador (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Terry is kidnapped, it is the middle of the day, while at the same time Danny and Frank are in the kitchen and it is 4:45 am. See more »

Quotes

[about the second liquid bomb in the limo]
Frank: Mr. O' Neal, what do ya have for me?
Danny: For you? I don't have shit. Now get away from me. I don't want any terrorist mistaking us for friends.
Frank: Look, I know you guys like conspiracy theories, but it is possible he acted alone.
Danny: Unlikely. Especially if he's not talking. That means he's scared.
Frank: So what are you thinking?
Danny: I'm thinking I gotta take a piss. You wanna help me?
[frank nods]
Danny: No? That's good.
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Alternate Versions

UK version was edited by 16 seconds to secure a '15' rating with cuts to detailed shots of home-made explosive being constructed from fertilizer. See more »

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Followed by Live Wire 2: Human Timebomb (1995) See more »

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Brosnan at his best.
1 September 1999 | by MODMANSee all my reviews

Long before his stint as James Bond, Pierce Brosnan did make some darn good movies. One of them is 'Live Wire'. Director Christian Duguay (The Hitchhiker series) has done a brilliant job in making Brosnan's entry into the world of action as smooth as possible. Brosnan plays Danny O' Neill, an Irish bomb defusion specialist working for the FBI's anti-terrorist division. The movie is a cat and mouse game between Brosnan's old adversary from the IRA and Brosnan himself. The IRA terrorist is out to make his millions from corrupt politicians and their wrongful ways. Ron Silver plays a Senator under threat and Brosnan is called in to protect him. The movie also intertwines Danny O' Neill's separation from his wife due to her alleged affair with the Senator (Ron Silver). All these make for very intriguing drama and fast paced yet "intelligent" action. Worth a rental definitely.


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