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Live Wire

Director: Christian Duguay Run Time: 85 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1992

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Ron Silver, Ben Cross, Lisa Eilbacher, Tony Plana, Al Waxman

Co-hosted by programmer Clyde Folley

When U.S. senators start violently blowing up, top bomb diffuser Danny O’Neill (Pierce Brosnan) determines that terrorists are utilizing a mysterious liquid that detonates when ingested. All the while he is grappling with his crumbling marriage, with rumors that estranged wife Terry (Lisa Eilbacher) is involved with Senator Frank Traveres (Ron Silver), who is next on the target list.

Intended to be a big summer blockbuster that was ultimately relegated to cable television, Live Wire makes good use of its explosive premise (sandwiched, as it were, between two Scanners sequels for director Christian Duguay) with wild blasts galore. Watching someone drink a glass of water has never been so suspenseful!