Directed by Brian De Palma
With John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz
Rated R, 108 minutes, DCP
John Travolta gives one of his greatest performances, as a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. He enlists the help of a possible eyewitness to the crime (Nancy Allen), who may be in danger herself, to uncover the truth. With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot, profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early '80s Philadelphia, Blow Out is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on moviemaking.Free for Notre Dame students.Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.