Blow Out

Blow Out (1981)

Murder has a sound all of its own!

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1981-07-24
  • User Rating: 7.346/10 from 1189 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Cinema 77
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Brian De Palma
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Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media become involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy enemies and expose the truth, he does not know whom he can trust.

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  • John Travolta

    as Jack Terry
  • Nancy Allen

    as Sally Badina
  • John Lithgow

    as Burke
  • Dennis Franz

    as Manny Karp
  • Peter Boyden

    as Sam
  • John Aquino

    as Det. Mackey
  • John McMartin

    as Lawrence Henry
  • Deborah Everton

    as Hooker
  • J. Patrick McNamara

    as Detective at Hospital
  • Roger Wilson

    as Coed Lover
  • Missy Cleveland

    as Coed Lover
  • Curt May

    as Donahue
  • Lori-Nan Engler

    as Sue
  • Barbara Sigel

    as Girl Lover
  • David De Felice

    as Boy Lover
  • Roberto Lombardi

    as Train Passenger
  • Missy Crutchfield

    as Dancing Coed
  • Cindy Manion

    as Dancing Coed
  • Marcy Bigelman

    as Ecstatic Coed
  • Ann Kelly

    as Studious Coed
  • Dean Bennett

    as Campus Guard
  • John Coppolino Jr.

    as Maniac
  • Archie Lang

    as Mixer
  • Dave Roberts

    as Anchorman
  • Claire Carter

    as Anchorwoman
  • Maurice Copeland

    as Jack Manners
  • John Hoffmeister

    as Governor McRyan
  • Thomas J. McCarthy

    as Policeman at Hospital
  • Reginald M. Wallace

    as Policeman at Hospital
  • Robert L. Penrose

    as Hospital Administrator
  • Larry Woody

    as Doctor
  • Dick McGarvin

    as TV Newscaster
  • Michael Borghese

    as Newsdealer
  • Rossana Fichera

    as Receptionist
  • James Jeter

    as Film Lab Man
  • Luddy Tramontana

    as Freddie Corso
  • Sid Doherty

    as Cop in Car
  • Milt Fields

    as Mobster
  • Bud Seese

    as Corrupt Captain
  • Maureen Sullivan

    as First Murder Victim
  • Brian Corrigan

    as Cop at Karp's Office
  • Elaine Filoon

    as Screamer
  • Robin Sherwood

    as Betty
  • Tim Choate

    as Sailor
  • B.J. Cyrus

    as Sailor's Friend
  • Dave DeAngelis

    as Sailor's Friend
  • Thomas Finn

    as Sailor's Friend
  • Tony Devon

    as Sailor's Friend
  • Henry Cohen

    as Ambulance Attendant
  • Bernie Rachelle

    as Ambulance Attendant
  • William Tarman

    as Security Guard
  • Michael Tearson

    as Hawker
Directing Brian De Palma Director
Writing Brian De Palma Writer
Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Production Fred C. Caruso Executive Producer
Camera Vilmos Zsigmond Director of Photography
Sound Pino Donaggio Original Music Composer
Editing Paul Hirsch Editor
Sound Dick Vorisek Sound Supervisor
Sound Dan Sable Supervising Sound Editor
Art Paul Sylbert Production Design
Production George Litto Producer
Crew Bill Mesce Jr. Additional Writing
Crew Rick Avery Stunt Double
Art Bruce Weintraub Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Joe Cranzano Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Vicki Sánchez Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Leo Lotito Jr. Makeup Artist
Sound Tom Fleischman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Lyndell Quiyou Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Vivian McAteer Hairstylist
Sound James M. Tanenbaum Sound Mixer
Visual Effects Calvin J. Acord Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Michael Moyse Sound Editor
Sound Brian L. McCarty Boom Operator
Crew David Domeyer Special Effects
Sound Randall Coleman Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Lowell Mate Dialogue Editor
Sound Rimas Tumasonis Boom Operator
Crew Carl Pagano Cableman