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Terminal Velocity (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Mystery  |  23 September 1994 (USA)
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,478,900 (USA)
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Trivia

The news anchor that reports on the arrest of Dutch Brodie in downtown Phoenix is Martha Vazquez. She was then and still is a news anchor at KVOA News 4, Tucson. See more »

Goofs

The 747 in the airplane graveyard would not have any functioning electrical systems, including the pre-flight video that was triggered during the shoot-out. All systems are deactivated and electrical power removed when aircraft are mothballed. The plane wasn't "mothballed", it was landed there to hide it. They intended to fly it within a few days. See more »

Quotes

Chris Morrow: Shoot!
Richard "Ditch" Brodie: Ah, it's broken!
Chris Morrow: The safety's on, you idiot!
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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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HECTOR'S FOLLY
Written by Jim Higgins, Glenn Morrison and Paul Moschella
Performed by the Whatnots
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Great fun
7 July 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

This film was much better than I expected it to be. Its a very enjoyable fast paced action film, which doesn't take itself to seriously, with an on form Charlie Sheen, a beautiful Miss Kinski and the added bonus of a pre-superstar James Gandolfini. Its actually the perfect film for a Saturday night with a few beers and Pizza. There are many great action set pieces and Charlie has some great one liners too, I mean this isn't meant to be a work of art, its a light hearted action film, and it does it well, I'll even forgive the part that ripped off the ejection seat sequence from Die Hard 2, after all Goldeneye done it too!


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