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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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: 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 »


Referenced in Hotel Impossible: Fire Drill Flame Out (2013) See more »


Written by Ash Underwood and David Kent
Performed by Jeff Harmon
Courtesy of Curb Records
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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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