By Glenn Kenny
May 24, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

Live Wire

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As an Irish FBI bomb expert, Brosnan plays a more troubled hero in Live Wire, which debuted on HBO. Estranged from his wife (Lisa Eilbacher) after the death of their daughter, he finds himself working under and protecting the sleazy senator (Ron Silver) she’s now seeing. His mission: Prevent the politico from drinking a waterlike substance detonated by stomach acid that’s killing off congressmen. Ridiculous, yes, but no more ridiculous than the idea that any woman with a third of a brain would leave Brosnan for Silver. Still, director Christian Duguay (Screamers) delivers some cheap thrills (like people spontaneously combusting), and Brosnan provides useful bomb-making demonstrations. C

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