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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
Pierce Brosnan and Philip Baker Hall appeared in The Matador (2005). See more »
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 »
[about the second liquid bomb in the limo]
Mr. O' Neal, what do ya have for me?
For you? I don't have shit. Now get away from me. I don't want any terrorist mistaking us for friends.
Look, I know you guys like conspiracy theories, but it is possible he acted alone.
Unlikely. Especially if he's not talking. That means he's scared.
So what are you thinking?
I'm thinking I gotta take a piss. You wanna help me?
No? That's good.
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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 »
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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