Arguably Brian De Palma's finest film, this politically-charged reimagining of Michelangelo Antonioni's BLOW-UP is a cynical thriller about a sound recordist who thinks he may have accidentally recorded an assassination. Led by career-highlight work from John Travolta and Nancy Allen, BLOW UP finds De Palma riffing on Hitchcock to great effect with an endless sense of invention. While not commercially successful upon its release, BLOW OUT is now considered one of the essential films of the 1980s - an angry, visually mesmerizing, and enthralling mystery with one of cinema's most memorable finales.
Nancy Allen is an actress best known for her collaborations with filmmaker Brian De Palma on such films as CARRIE, HOME MOVIES, DRESSED TO KILL, and BLOW OUT. She also starred in such critically-acclaimed classics as ROBOCOP and I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND, among many others.