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(1994)

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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.
Steven Seagal was originally set to play U.S. Marshal Pete Nessip, but left the project to return as Navy SEAL Casey Rayback in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). He was reportedly offered $15 million for the role.
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.
If you unscramble Wesley Snipes' character's name "Nessip", you get 'Snipes'.
Michael Jeter did his own stunts during the scene where we see Jagger taking Leedy for a tandem jump.
The security station officers in the DEA Building in Washington are watching the episode of Star Trek (1966) called "Journey to Babel."
Andy Garcia turned down the role of Ty Moncrief.
One of the very first feature films to use Kodak's then new film stock 5298.
The tagline for Jess Crossman's skydiving school is "Get Up, Fall Down, No Problem."
A scene that was deleted where Nessip attends Terry's funeral, was featured in the theatrical trailer.
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Ellen Barkin was considered for the role of Jessie Crossman.
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The Paramount Parks (now owned by Cedar Fair) featured drop tower amusement rides called Drop Zone: Stunt Tower, which were based on the movie. The attractions are now named Drop Tower: Scream Zone.
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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.
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The original idea for the movie came from two professional skydivers, Tony Griffin and Guy Manos. One of the film's screenwriters, Peter Barsocchini, would later write High School Musical (2006).
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John Badham: The captain of the yacht.
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