Terminal Velocity (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Mystery  |  23 September 1994 (USA)
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A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Pinkwater
Hans Howes ...
Sam (as Hans R. Howes)
Karen (as Cathryn De Prume)
Lori Lynn Dickerson ...
Helicopter Newscaster
Birthday Mom
Martha Vazquez ...
Tim Kelleher ...
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for scenes of strong action/violence, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

23 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caída libre  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)


$16,478,900 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Charlie is in freefall chasing Nastassja after she 'falls' from the plane, when he opens his chute, it's shown from above as solid orange. A few moments later, when shown from below it's orange with purple end cells on one end and a black center cell. Moments later, it's shown again from above as solid orange. See more »


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 »


References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »


Written by Rosie Flores and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Performed by Rosie Flores
Courtesy of Hightone Records
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An okay action flick for channel surfers
2 October 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Teminal Velocity", a B-level action flick with sky diving as the principle source of thrills, sticks Sheen and Kinski at the center of international intrigue with sundry bad guys chasing them around as they to manage to find ways to free fall through space and into love. Full of plot-holes, this typical commercial Hollywood product is a potpourri of stunts, shootouts, effects, pytotechnics, romance, etc. sufficient to keep the bleary-eyed channel surfer awake until the end. The flick has one really cool stunt near the end, goes easy on the sex, doesn't take itself too seriously, and is an enjoyable "ride" as long as expectations are kept low.

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