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Terminal Velocity (1994)

A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold.

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Ben Pinkwater
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Lex
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Sam (as Hans R. Howes)
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Noble
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Karen (as Cathryn De Prume)
Richard Sarafian Jr. ...
Dominic
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Helicopter Newscaster
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Storyline

Ditch Brodie is a maverick skydiving instructor. One day, a beautiful girl comes in, wanting to take her first jump. Up in the air, Ditch takes his eyes off her momentarily, then looks back to find out that she has fallen out, dying on impact. Ditch is suspicious that all is not as it seems, because he distinctly remembers hooking her static line on... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Rated PG-13 for scenes of strong action/violence, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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23 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Caída libre  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,478,900 (USA)
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Trivia

In making this movie, they used 23 Cadillac Allante automobiles, destroying nine completely. See more »

Goofs

In the several scenes where reserve parachutes are used, once they are inflated, a pilot chute can be seen trailing behind and attached to the top skin. Real reserve parachutes do not have the pilot chutes attached to them, the pilot chutes and deployment bags are designed to automatically disconnect after the parachutes inflates. See more »

Quotes

Richard "Ditch" Brodie: What's Russian for 'ass'?
Chris Morrow: Schzopa.
Richard "Ditch" Brodie: Well, stop blowing smoke up my schzopa.
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Crazy Credits

The song listing at the end of the credits is missing one track. Sting "This Cowboy Song" which actually plays through the credits, whoops. See more »

Connections

Referenced in CSI: Miami: Terminal Velocity (2012) See more »

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DON'T LET YOURSELF GROW TIRED
Written and Performed by Dan Markell
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Behind the B-movie title is a cracking action comedy!
4 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

It's a shame to see Deran Sarafian has ended up directing episodes of TV shows because he proves with this, his best film, that he's a very competent hand at the helm of a big action film. Admittedly he's helped by the two leads, Charlie Sheen and Nastassja Kinski, who have the C-word... Chemistry, not to mention the villains, James Gandolfini and Chris McDonald who have the B-word... Baddy?

The stunt work is both impressive and breath taking because you can see it's genuine – witness the nail biting scene involving a car in free fall – would it be half as exciting if it was done with CGI? With a script full of great comedy moments it all adds up to a very enjoyable way to spend 100 minutes. 7/10


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