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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

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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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Water isn't always safe 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:

24 September 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Live Wire See more »

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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

Lisa Eilbacher and Tony Plana appeared in An Officer and A Gentleman. See more »

Goofs

During the fight between Danny and Al-Red (dressed as the Lemonade Clown), both guys end up submerged several times under the water in the fountain (which contained the explosive water) but yet only Al-Red suffers the effects from drinking it either. Danny was unaware of the fountain containing explosive water in it, and was submerged, so in all likeliness Danny should've suffered the same affects as Al-Red and exploded also. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Shane please, turn your robot off. I feel like I'm in "Lost in Space"
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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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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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standard plot made view-worthy thanks to Brosnan//spoilers
11 December 2004 | by BloodTheTelepathicDogSee all my reviews

I'll admit, up until watching this film, I wasn't a Brosnan fan at all. I despise all James Bond films, and associate Pierce with the tuxedo clad secret agent, even when he is playing someone different. Pierce adds plenty of depth to his character, that has become Hollywood's most cherished stereotype, the drunk law enforcement agent.

After the death of his daughter, Dan(Brosnan) seeks solace with alcohol, while his wife Teri(Eilbacher) jumps in bed with a crooked senator(Silver). For some reason Dan still loves the dirty tramp, and attempts to protect her when a group of terrorists, lead the the always dastardly Ben Cross, set their designs on the senator his wife is sleeping with.

This film doesn't lack action or excitement, but the chief reasons to catch this film is for Pierce's clever interaction with Silver's senator character, the one-liners are good, but Pierce makes them noteworthy, and Lisa Eilbacher's jaw-droppingly excellent form. It's good to be Pierce


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