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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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Pete Nessip
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Ty Moncrief
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Jessie Crossman
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Earl Leedy
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Selkirk
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Swoop
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Jagger
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Terry Nessip
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Bobby
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Winona
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Deputy Dog
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Torski
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Kara
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Deuce
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Tom McCracken
Rick Zieff ...
Mike Milton
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Bob Covington
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Glenn Blackstone
Natalie Jordan ...
Lena
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Detective Fox
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Mrs. Willins
A.J. Ross ...
Roslund
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Schuster Stephens
Steve DuMouchel ...
Walsh Matthews
J.P. Patrick ...
Jump Master
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Gordon Maples (as Tim A. Powell)
Steve Raulerson ...
Commander Dejaye (as Steven Raulerson)
D.D. Howard ...
Norma
Dale Swann ...
747 Captain
Keith Leon Williams ...
747 Flight Engineer
Lexie Bigham ...
Big Man Passenger
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DEA Guard
Jerry Tondo ...
DEA Guard
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Joanne (as Kimberly A. Scott)
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Night Desk Sergeant
Jan Speck ...
Flight Attendant #1
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Yacht Captain (uncredited)
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Special Agent Jones (uncredited)
Dana Cox ...
Paramedic (uncredited)
Sheldon Fogel ...
The Official (uncredited)
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Head Jump Official (uncredited)
Steve Greenberg ...
Steve Greenberg, Reporter (uncredited)
Danny Hanemann ...
Parachutist (uncredited)
Dave Knight ...
DC Skydiving Finals Attendee (uncredited)
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Airplane Passanger (uncredited)
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Paramedic (uncredited)
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Convict (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Badham

Written by (WGA)

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Tony Griffin ... (story) &
Guy Manos ... (story) &
Peter Barsocchini ... (story)
 
Peter Barsocchini ... (screenplay) and
John Bishop ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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John Badham ... executive producer
D.J. Caruso ... producer
Doug Claybourne ... co-producer
Cammie Crier ... associate producer
Lauren Lloyd ... producer
Wallis Nicita ... producer

Music by

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Hans Zimmer

Cinematography by

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Roy H. Wagner ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Frank Morriss

Editorial Department

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Phil Hetos ... color timer (as Philip Hetos)
Bryan McMahan ... colorist: mastering
Eric Rigney ... avid technician
Lewis Schoenbrun ... assistant editor
Michael Thau ... assistant editor
David Tweet ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Carol Lewis

Production Design by

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Joe Alves

Art Direction by

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Mark W. Mansbridge

Set Decoration by

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Richard C. Goddard

Costume Design by

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Mary E. Vogt

Makeup Department

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Clifford Booker ... hair stylist
Kimberly Felix ... makeup artist (as Kimberly Felix-Burke)
Laini Thompson ... makeup artist: Mr. Snipes
Mark Wittenberg ... additional makeup artist (uncredited) / makeup artist: trauma (uncredited)

Production Management

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Burt Bluestein ... unit production manager
Marty Hornstein ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jeffrey T. Barabe ... second second assistant director
D.J. Caruso ... second unit director
Dave Goldfarb ... dga trainee (as David Goldfarb)
John Hockridge ... assistant director
Craig Huston ... first assistant director: second unit
Kevin Williams ... second assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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John Blanchard ... propmaker
Jerry Blohm ... assistant property master
Ashley Burnham ... art department coordinator
Clete Cetrone ... construction foreman
Larry Clark ... paint supervisor
Richard Crain ... foreman
Stephen I. Erdberg ... assistant property master
John Ferrari ... modelmaker
George Jenson ... conceptual artist
Anthony Klaiman ... set dresser
Gary Metzen ... laborer
Thomas Minton ... set designer
Ralph Mock ... second paint foreman
Maura Moss ... props p.a
Ken Peterson ... assistant property master
Jeremy Alan Read ... set dresser
Tom Southwell ... conceptual artist
Clive Ure ... designer: skydiving simulation
Robert Van Dyke ... propmaker gangboss
Timothy Vierra ... construction foreman
Michael A. Wells ... propmaker
Cary Whittaker ... lead greens
Daniel Williams ... painter

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Albert Aquino ... boom operator
Kevin B. Barron ... assistant sound editor (as Kevin Poor)
James Bolt ... re-recording mixer
Michael C. Casper ... re-recording mixer
Cory Coken ... additional adr artist
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editor
Christopher Flick ... foley editor
Marilyn Graf ... foley mixer
Scott G.G. Haller ... foley editor
Hilda Hodges ... foley artist
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Adam Johnston ... sound effects editor
Steve Kohler ... sound
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer
Robyn A. Manger ... first assistant sound effects editor (as Robyn Manger)
William L. Manger ... supervising sound effects editor
Bob O'Brien ... sound effects editor
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
Jeffrey R. Payne ... foley editor (as Jeff Payne)
John Roesch ... foley artist (as John B. Roesch)
Gregg Silk ... assistant sound engineer
Scott A. Tinsley ... sound effects editor (as Scot A. Tinsley)
Russell Williams II ... production sound mixer
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound editor/design (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Douglas Calli ... special effects technician
Terry Chapman ... special effects
Scott Forbes ... special effects technician
Chuck Gaspar ... special effects supervisor
Jeff Jarvis ... second unit coordinator
James Lorimer ... special effects
Marc Mercury ... special effects
Michael A. Tice ... special effects technician
Robert Cole ... special effects (uncredited)
Michael Gaspar ... special effects foreman (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Chuck Comisky ... visual effects supervisor
Todd Fulford ... digital artist
Jenny Fulle ... visual effect producer
Andrew R. Harris ... paint/roto artist (as Andrew Harris)
Michael Hofstein ... visual effects cinematographer
Jessica Huebner ... visual effects coordinator
Evan Jacobs ... miniatures
Karin Joy ... visual effects coordinator
David C. Lawson ... imaging assistant
Don Lee ... digital compositor
Todd A. Marks ... computer effects supervisor
Jeff Matakovich ... visual effects
Ray Moore ... modelmaker
Linda Morgenstern ... assistant camera: visual effects unit
Michelle Murdocca ... visual effects
Jeff Platt ... electronics
Ron Simonson ... digital colorist
David Alexander Smith ... compositor (as David A. Smith)
Ellen Somers ... Exec Producer/Head of Production: Boss Film Studios
Tanya Spence ... compositor: Boss Film
Greg Stuhl ... miniatures: Boss Film
Marc Toscano ... digital artist
Guy Williams ... digital artist
Stuart Mintz ... digital artist (uncredited)
Michelle Murdocca ... digital production manager (uncredited)
Derek N. Prusak ... visual effects assistant cameraman (uncredited)
Jeff W. Smith ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Danny Aiello III ... stunts
Mark Borghorst ... stunt pilot
Steve Boyum ... stunts
Janet Brady ... stunts (as Janet S. Brady)
Jake Brake ... aerial stunt rigger / skydiving stunt performer
Kate Cooper ... skydiving stunt performer
Shane Dixon ... stunt coordinator
Doc Duhame ... stunts
Dawn M. English ... skydiving stunt performer
Fernando Gallegos ... skydiving stunt performer (as E. Fernando Gallegos)
Rob Hallett ... skydiving stunt performer (as Robert C. Hallett)
Steve Hinton ... stunt pilot
Birgitte Holmgaard ... skydiving stunt performer
Deana Kent ... skydiving stunt performer (as Deanna Kent)
Norman Kent ... skydiving stunt performer
Kay Kimler ... stunts
Mark Knutson ... skydiving stunt performer (as Shoobi Knutson)
Jake Lombard ... skydiving stunt performer
Guy Manos ... skydiving stunt performer
Pam Manos ... skydiving stunt performer (as Pamela G. Manos)
Harry O'Connor ... skydiving stunt performer
Manny Perry ... stunts
Steve Phillips ... stunt pilot
Courtney Rains ... stunts
J. Suzanne Rampe ... stunts
Bill Richards ... stunt pilot (as William Richards)
Robby Robinson ... stunts
Mic Rodgers ... stunts
Danny Rogers ... stunts
Michael Runyard ... stunts
Tom Sanders ... skydiving stunt performer
Don Swayze ... skydiving stunt performer
Keith Tellez ... stunts
Donald E. Thomas ... skydiving stunt performer
Martin Valinsky ... stunt performer
Rusty Vest ... skydiving stunt performer
Moe Viletto ... skydiving stunt performer
Patty Wagstaff ... stunt pilot
Jeff Ward ... assistant stunt coordinator
Jennifer Watson-Johnston ... stunts
Steve Webb ... skydiving stunt performer (as Steve 'Utah' Webb)
Sally Wenner ... skydiving stunt performer
B.J. Worth ... aerial stunt coordinator / skydiving stunt performer
Craig Appel ... utility stunts (uncredited)
John Ashby ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tom Bahr ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Gregory J. Barnett ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jake Brake ... aerial stunt double (uncredited)
Phil Chong ... stunts (uncredited)
Norman Kent ... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Knutson ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jake Lombard ... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Guy Manos ... aerial stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Duane Matthews ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Daniel T. O'Brien ... aerial stunts (uncredited)
Gary Robert ... stunts (uncredited)
Marcus Salgado ... fight consultant (uncredited)
Jim Vickers ... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Ward ... stunt double: Wesley Snipes (uncredited)
Eddie L. Watkins ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Patric J. Abaravich ... assistant chief lighting technician / rigging chief lighting technician
Jenna Abrahamson-Minardi ... electrician / lighting technician
Dale Alexander ... key grip
Ben Bardin ... grip
Ben Betts ... video engineer
Walter Bithell ... lighting technician: night sequences (as Walt Bithell)
Don Bixby ... gaffer
Brian S. Cooper ... best boy rigger / set lighting
Brian Crane ... gaffer
James 'Spud' Danicic ... remote head technician: Hot Head
Christian E. Dirkes ... grip (as Christian Dirkes)
Robert Eyslee ... rigging electrician
Greg Faysash ... camera trainee
Ron Goodman ... camera operator: SpaceCam
Brad Hood ... lighting: freefall, aerial and second unit
Casey Jones ... key grip
Ben Kanegson ... electrician
Norman Kent ... aerial cinematographer
Michael Klimchak ... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Christopher J. Lama ... electrician
Mark R. Leins ... additional assistant camera: second unit and aerial unit
James A. Lundin ... basecamp genie operator
Michael Lyon ... electrician
Stan McClain ... director of photography: second and aerial unit
Mike McGowan ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
David Norris ... camera operator: Wescam camera
Kenny Rivenbark ... camera crane operator
Gary Ryan ... best boy rigging gaffer
Tom Sanders ... cinematographer: skydiving, aerial and second unit
Egon Stephan Jr. ... first assistant camera: steadycam (as Egon Stephan)
Rod Weaver ... gaffer
Van Wideman ... lighting: freefall, aerial and second unit
Gus Wing ... lighting: freefall, aerial and second unit (as Albert 'Gus' Wing)
Marc Wostak ... electrician
Grover Austin ... grip (uncredited)
Thomas Loizeaux ... camera operator (uncredited)
Larry Markart ... video playback (uncredited)
Leopoldo Tamargo ... special cameras (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Ed Arenas ... casting: Miami
Barbara Harris ... voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dan Bronson ... costume supervisor
Jessica Fasman ... key costumer
Danielle Feller ... set costumer
April Hunter ... costumer
Bob Moore Jr. ... set costumer

Location Management

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Nigel Arscott ... location assistant
Marlis Pujol ... assistant location manager
Sam Tedesco ... location manager
Kai Thorup ... location scout
Arthur J. Miller Jr. ... location scout: Tennessee and Ohio (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ryeland Allison ... musician
Nick Glennie-Smith ... composer: additional music
Laura Perlman ... music editor
John Van Tongeren ... composer: additional music
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Peter Haycock ... guitar (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dan Marrow ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Cindy Lee Arnold ... assistant accountant
Van Arsdale ... drop zone coordinator (as Van Van Arsdale)
Kip Brown ... production assistant
Jeffrey Burare ... drop zone coordinator
Liz Cain ... production secretary
Cristina Colissimo ... assistant production coordinator
Mark A. Echevarria ... head animal trainer
Jori Espinosa ... payroll accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
James W. Gavin ... aerial coordinator
Brad Hawkins ... production assistant
Cindy M. Ichikawa ... production coordinator: second unit (as Cindy Ichikawa)
Robert Lamkin ... caterer
Kevin LaRosa ... aerial coordinator (as Kevin La Rosa)
Tava R. Maloy ... associate to producer
Guy Manos ... skydiving supervisor
Deborah Marsh ... production secretary
Helen Medrano ... assistant accountant (as Helen Ruiz)
Andrea Metzen ... production assistant
Kory O'Donnell ... production assistant
Billy Pittard ... title designer (as Pittard Sullivan Fitzgerald)
Huey Redwine ... stand-in
David M. Rodriguez ... First Assistant Accountant
Carrie Seeley ... assistant: Mr. Snipes
Sally Jo Sousa ... animal trainer: cat
Barbara Thaxton ... script supervisor
Sharon Vise ... assistant accountant
C. Ransom Walrod ... marine coordinator: Florida Crew
Matthew Evan Walsh ... assistant to director (as Matthew Walsh)
Simi Wein ... production coordinator: second unit
Yvonne Yaconelli ... production coordinator
Tammy Blackburn ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Christian Byrd ... marine crew (uncredited)
Tom Deakman ... stand-in (uncredited)
Sylvie Forester ... press attache: France (uncredited)
Steve Hinton ... pilot (uncredited)
Jim Lipman ... boat captain (uncredited)
Bill Richards ... pilot (uncredited)
David Sousa ... animal trainer: Cats (uncredited)
Jeb Stuart ... script revisions (uncredited)
Patty Wagstaff ... pilot (uncredited)
Errol Anthony Wilks ... stand-in: Malcolm Jamal Warner (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Taking crime to new heights See more »
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Also Known As
  • Salto al peligro (Spain)
  • Зона высадки (Russia)
  • Strefa zrzutu (Poland)
  • Drop Zone - pudotusalue (Finland)
  • Halálugrás (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Box Office

Budget $45,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $6,143,566, 11 Dec 1994

Did You Know?

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Trivia The character of Jess Crossman was originally written as a man. After the character was made a woman and Yancy Butler was cast in the role, the filmmakers wanted to remove the part where Nessip hits her after she drops him out of the plane. However, Butler insisted that the "hitting" scene be left in, and it was. See more »
Goofs When the 747 depressurizes, the pilots initiate a dive for an emergency landing. The airplane is shown from outside with its landing gear down. A pilot would never extend the landing gear at cruising speed, even during an emergency landing sequence. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Disclosure/Drop Zone/Nell/The Last Buffalo/Into the Deep/Immortal Beloved (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Hyphopera See more »
Quotes Swoop: [laughing] Fuckin' awesome, man!
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