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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 <>

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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)


$28,720,380 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


A blanket suddenly appears over Nessip while he is on the stretcher, just as Crossman comes over to see him. See more »


[after learning the identities of three undercover DEA agents]
Ty Moncrief: These narcs are walking around somewhere thinking they're alive!
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Baby Please Don't Go
by Big Joe Williams (as Joe Williams)
Performed by Webb Wilder
Courtesy of Zoo Entertainment
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U.S.Marshal chases skydiving criminals
17 June 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i liked this movie,but i didn't love it.if you like watching people jump out of parachutes,you'll enjoy this one.there are a few good action sequences,including a involving bad guys kidnapping someone from a 747 at 38,000 feet and escaping with parachutes.Wesley Snipes is in this one as a U.S Marshal on their trail and he also has a personal stake in catching them.he has some decent fighting scenes,but he has been better.Malcolm-Jamal Warner also appears in a definite departure from his Cosby Days character of Theo Huxtable. Gary Busey is also in the movie,and is his usual reliable self.Michael Jeter is also good for some laughs.and of course,for eye candy,we have Yancy Butler,who is also a fairly good least i have always thought so.when you put everything together,the movie is pretty good though not great.still, i enjoyed it for the most vote for "Drop Zone":7/10

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