A tough cop teams up with a professional skydiver to capture a renegade computer hacker on the run from the law.

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A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Busey specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Snipes lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving with the help of tough-but-lovable instructor Butler so he can track them down. DIE HARD meets PASSENGER 57 meets CLIFFHANGER. Written by Tom Neff <tneff@panix.com>

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La amenaza está en el aire. (The threat is in the air.) [Spain] See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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9 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Drop Zone - pudotusalue  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,720,380 (USA)
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The green C-47 used in the skydiving scenes is on display at the Valiant Air Command air museum in Titusville, Florida. See more »

Goofs

Ty has to physically grab Jagger's chute with one hand and drag him into the power lines. But all of the close-ups of Ty show both of his hands on the handles. See more »

Quotes

Jessie Crossman: People probably told you that Jessie Crossman was the only person skilled enough to jump from a 747.
Pete Nessip: Well, the actual phrase used was "dick brain".
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Senor Matanza
by Manu Chao (as Jose Manuel Chao), Philippe Teboul, Santiago Casariego (as Santiago Casariego),
Thomas Darnal & Tomas Arroyos-Valle
Performed by Mano Negra
Courtesy of Virgin France S.A.
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It's a 90's action thriller!
18 June 2016 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Skydiving Action thrillers ever made, Wesley Snipes is brilliant as a U.S. Marshal whose brother is killed by air-jet skydiving terrorists lead by actor Gary Busey, who captures a passenger. Snipes shaken up by his brother's death, decides to team up with skydiving experts, to find the terrorists, and stop them from robbing a high-rised bank on Independence day. This film has great action scenes, special effects filled skydiving sequences. The energized soundtrack matching the action scenes is also flawless, as is the crystal clear widescreen presentation and filming, not the least of which is a script having a realism that leaves no stone un-turned.

Let me tell you about the action. It's excellent! Even if you're not a sky-diving fan, this will make you want to take it up. You always know when a films good and that's when you want to be or do what that actor is doing in the film. Drop Zone achieves this with flying colors. One problem with this film however is that some of the effects are now looking a bit ropey. This, thankfully, is only on about a total of 5 seconds worth of effects from the whole film. This is quite an achievement considering that the film is all about effects and stunts. What do you expect, it is about sky-diving after all. In complete, this film is a good, all-round action film even if you don't know anything about sky-diving or even if you don't have an interest in sky-diving.

Overall rating: 8 out of 10.


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