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Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colonel Ilya Pavel Kazak
Lieutenant Meyerson
Emilio Juantorena
Johann Carlo ...
Jodi Kirkpatrick
Det. Louis Aragon


Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her. Written by Starlight

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He's a cop on the edge. She's a woman with a dangerous secret. And now they're both...

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intermittent strong violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atracción explosiva  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)


$11,534,477 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Paula Gosling novel the movie is based on was previously the basis for the 1986 movie Cobra (1986) with Sylvester Stallone. See more »


In the freight train, Kate's shirt changes repeatedly from a relatively clean white shirt to a dirty gray-stained one. See more »


Max: Who's ever after you are real pros.
Kate: I guess I should be proud, it would be embarrassing to be killed by an amateur.
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Referenced in The King of Queens: Fair Game (2000) See more »

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Pain has a new name: Fair Game
11 December 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is bad, very bad. It must have sounded like a good idea at the time: "Die Hard With Legal Mumbo-Jumbo" with a twist: we'll have a sexy model as the star.

Erm, it sounds good on paper, and perhaps it would have been a good idea if they hadn't screwed the damn thing up by giving us a weak script, even weaker plot, weaker villians and then give up on the sexy model as John McClane and turn her into a damsel in distress.

It almost feels like Producer, Joel Silver is satirizing or parodying himself in the constant need for set-piece action after set-piece action strung together on the weakest thing to ever grace the screen.

Everything that hits something explodes, cars hit telegraph poles and explode violently, tree's that are in the way explode even more violently...its almost too much to take in. I know action is what was driving hollywood around the early 90s - but this is just TOO much.

Anyway, the film pretty much nose-dives when Crawford - who looks stunning - turns into a damsel in distress with Baldwin acting like he's painting by numbers - just doing the thing because either Stallone dropped out or because of the money.

Not even the "sex-scenes" can save this terrible affair. Not even Berkov, now type-cast as Russian bad guys, can save it. Everything hurts...everything. The end explosion looks kinda cool, but it can't mask the fact that this film is flimsy at best - and at worst? Well, I just don't wanna think about that.

They could have made it a lot better than this trash. A die-hard with a woman as the hero could have been done a lot better. Its a shame with the buckloads of money they wasted on this trash seems to have gone onto Crawford's make-up.

My Rating: 0/10

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