Director: Brian De Palma Run Time: 108 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1981
Starring: Dennis Franz, John Lithgow, John Travolta, Nancy Allen, Peter Boyden
Screenwriter: Brian De Palma
Producer: George Litto
Get ready for Brian De Palma’s magnificent meta masterpiece of movie-making and murder! John Travolta, Nancy Allen, and John Lithgow star in this glossy political thriller inspired by Antonioni’s Blow Up by way of Alfred Hitchcock and a dozen other homages to cinema. Jack Terry is a Sound Engineer for trashy horror flicks who stumbles onto a hidden world of political intrigue, double lives, and serial killers when hunting for new sounds to record. With signature De Palma style, ubiquitous split-screen shots, music by the great Pino Donaggio, and Technicolor cinematography from the great Vilmos Zsigmond, Blow Out is the kind of gem that demands to be seen (and heard) on the big screen!