Blow Out (1981)
Release Date: 24 July 1981 (USA)
Run Time: 107 min
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Brian De Palma
Writers: Brian De Palma
Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow
This stylish Brian De Palma thriller plays off the theme of the unsuspecting witness who discovers a crime and is thereby put in grave danger, but with a novel twist. 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.