“Blow Out” quotes(1981)
Plot – Jack Terry is a sound technician for B-films and is looking for unique sound effects. While he is on the riverbank in a park, his sensitive microphone picks up the sound of a car swerving and falling into the water. He manages to save the girl trapped in the car but not the driver, who then he discovers is the governor and a presidential candidate. Re-listening to the recording, Jack discovers that together with the sound of the blow-out, apparent cause of the accident, there is also the clearly identifiable sound of a gunshot. This is obviously a political crime over which, however, immediately falls a heavy veil of secrecy. The police reject his thesis and Jack, who used to be a policeman, decides to investigate on his own. He then discovers how Sally, the girl he saved, was placed in the governor's car to compromise him. He also discovers a conspiracy that, under the pretext of setting moral standards in public life, counts among its members a sex maniac who strangles women. Jack uses Sally to expose him, but he arrives too late: the maniac kills the girl and in turn he is killed by Jack. Sally's scream will serve for the soundtrack of the film Jack was working on.
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“Blow Out” Quotes 6 quotes
“- Jack Terry: Jesus, that's terrible.
- Mixer: That's a terrible scream. Jack, what cat did you have to strangle to get that?
- Jack Terry: The one you hired. That's her scream.”
“I didn't hire her for her scream, Jack, I hired her for her tits!”
“You got your choice. You can be crazy or dead.”
“The only trouble I ever got into was when I was too careful!”
“- Jack Terry: I'm trying to save our asses!
- Sally: I'll look after my own ass, thank you.”
“I don't watch news. It's too depressing.”