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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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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9 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,143,566, 11 December 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,720,380
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Ended up in a production race with Terminal Velocity (1994) to reach theaters first; when the other film was ready for a September release, Paramount took some extra filming time to have this one ready for a prime holiday season release instead. See more »

Goofs

When Nessip is dropped through the trapdoor in the plane, both halves of the trapdoor open. However, when Jessie jumps out to rescue him, the right side half of the trapdoor is clearly still in place when the plane is seen from underneath. After Jessie jumps and the plane starts it's descent the right hand flap is open again. See more »

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Swoop: [laughing] Fuckin' awesome, man!
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References The Kid (1921) 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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A movie I love
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Although it's utterly ridiculous, I really, really enjoy this movie. Badham is a fine, if underrated action/thriller director; WarGames is great, Nick of Time is good, and his other notable movies include Stakeout, Saturday Night Fever, and The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings. He keeps Drop Zone moving quickly enough that suspended disbelief doesn't lift, which is a good thing considering that the bad guys are rogue skydivers. Seriously. Fortunately, the head bad guy is played by Gary Busey, who could make an interior decorator evil.

There's some great aerial photography, and it makes skydiving look awesome. It's extremely well-paced, the supporting cast is likable, and the script is enjoyably amusing. Snipes is one of the premier action stars of his generation, and his presence alone can elevate a movie from the mediocre to the above average. And Yancy Butler is absolutely smoking. End of story.

This movie is actually one of the more compulsively watchable to be released at the end of the action movie renaissance of the mid-'80s to mid-'90s. I'd watch it right now, even though I just saw it last night. My definition of a good movie.


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