Drop Zone (1994)

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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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drop Zone - pudotusalue  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)


£902,239 (UK) (14 April 1995)

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2.35 : 1
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The security station officers in the DEA Building in Washington are watching the episode of Star Trek (1966) called "Journey to Babel." See more »


When Nessip is practicing in the wind tunnel, being watched by the other members of the team, Jess Crossman is alternately shown with her red jumpsuit either fully on or tied around her waist. There does not appear to have been enough time elapsed for the configuration of her jumpsuit to change so often. See more »


Ty Moncrief: Let me tell you about Jagger. He betrayed you. He left you in prison to rot like jailbait.
Ty Moncrief: This
Ty Moncrief: is his girlfriend. You meant nothing to him.
Ty Moncrief: He's dead. You're on the wrong team.
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »


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Music by Todd Nichols, Glen Phillips & Toad the Wet Sprocket (as Toad)
Lyric by Glen Phillips & Todd Nichols
Performed by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Watchable popcorn
15 September 2013 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

This movie was made at the same time as „Terminal velocity" with Charlie Sheen. Some people are complaining that one movie is a rip-off the other. To be honest I don't know who is right. I don't really care. Both movies are on the same level. Both are decent popcorn movies to kill some time. Nothing to write home about.

I have a soft spot for Gary Busey and I'm happy that he's the villain in "Drop zone" . Wesley Snipes as hero is nice , because he gives his rather generic hero some depth. You can obviously feel his pain.

The movie has some quite attractive photography and interesting music. It also gives us some insight at the skydivers community.

All in all it's not a bad way to spend a night. I give it 5/10.

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