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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Pinkwater
Hans Howes ...
Sam (as Hans R. Howes)
Suli McCullough ...
Karen (as Cathryn De Prume)
Richard Sarafian Jr. ...
Lori Lynn Dickerson ...
Helicopter Newscaster
Birthday Mom
Martha Vazquez ...
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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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If you dont't find trouble, trouble will find you. See more »

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 »


The rocket sled's rocket did not have the forceful jet of a rocket, it had regular gas burner flames. See more »


Chris Morrow: Well, I was trained to swallow all sorts of things.
Richard "Ditch" Brodie: Careful, I might just have to marry you.
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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 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) See more »


Written by Matt Azzarto, Chris Gefken and Fran Azzarto
Performed by The Gefkens
Courtesy of P.O.S. Records
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Fun, Entertaining Action Movie
24 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a generally fun film that is considered an action movie, and rightly so, but has its share of good comedy, too. Charlie Sheen showed he was well on his way to being successful playing comedic roles, as he's doing on television right now.

Nastassja Kinski plays the typical new young macho-female role that introduced on screen in the past generation in which females beat up males. Give me a break! Anyway, I still liked her despite the characterization. James Gandolfini was the best of the villains, and also demonstrated how he was about ready to hit the big time, which he also has on TV with The Sopranos. Christopher McDonald was another villain in here but was stupid, not fun to watch. He was angry all the time and his bleached hair looked ludicrous.

There are a couple of outrageous action scenes in this film, mostly notably when an automobile with Sheen and Kinski still in it is dropped from an airplane! Yes, to enjoy this film don't take any of it seriously! It's simply fast-paced entertainment. For that, it gets a good rating.

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