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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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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,478,900 (USA)
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Tom Cruise and Michael Douglas both passed on the role of Ditch Brodie, which ultimately went to Charlie Sheen. See more »

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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 »

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Chris Morrow: Shoot!
Richard "Ditch" Brodie: Ah, it's broken!
Chris Morrow: The safety's on, you idiot!
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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 »

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

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THIS COWBOY SONG
Performed by Sting
Written by Sting
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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A good ride full of thrills!
6 June 2004 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

The bad wrap this movie seems to have here is in my opinion a bit over done. Terminal Velocity is not a bad action movie. Actually it's pretty damn good. Over the top at times, but still very good. And by over the top, I mean some of the skydiving sequences. For example, the climax where the car drops out of the plane.. the fall seems to last an eternity. In the end though, stuff like that really doesn't matter if the rest of the movie is good. Luckily it is.

This movie is also the last good movie Sheen did up until Being John Malkovich. And now after Scary Movie 3, maybe in time he'll end up back in the big leagues. Terminal Velocity won't change anybody's life, but as said, it is a good action movie.

**** / *****


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