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Sudden Death (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  22 December 1995 (USA)
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A disgraced former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

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Whittni Wright ...
Emily McCord
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Tyler McCord
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Hallmark
Kate McNeil ...
Kathi
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Hickey
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Mrs. Ferrara
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Blair
Steve Aronson ...
Dooley
Michael R. Aubele ...
Ace (as Michael Aubele)
Karen Elise Baldwin ...
TV Director (as Karen Baldwin)
Jennifer D. Bowser ...
Joan
Pat Brisson ...
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Some terrorists kidnap the Vice President of the United States and threaten to blow up the entire stadium during the final game of the NHL Stanley Cup. There is only one way and one man to stop them... Written by Volker Boehm

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Rated R for a substantial amount of strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Muerte súbita  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,000,000 (USA)
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According to writer Randy Feldman, he wrote the first draft of the screenplay for the movie as a comedy / action movie parody. The only scene that remained in the finished film was the scene where Van Damme fights the penguin mascot. See more »

Goofs

In the final rooftop scene, Emily's underwear changes from red to white as she falls through the hole. See more »

Quotes

Play-by-Play Announcer: It's so loud in here, I can barely hear myself think.
Color Commentator: You don't have to think, Mike. It's hockey.
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Powers Gives Boost To Film
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a very interesting action with with Powers Boothe fun to watch as the main villain, thanks to his dialog and no-nonsense approach. At least he wasn't one of those talk-first, shoot-maybe-later clichés from the world of film. The hockey scenes in here are realistic, too. However, the rest of the film doesn't exactly exhibit realism: lots of hokey stuff in here, too. At the end, the action really gets carried away and brings the rating down on this to a manageable "7." Otherwise, it would be a minimum of "8" just for the entertainment value alone.

After a slow start, it picks up when Boothe enters the movie. Then it never lets up. If you want a pure hour of action, this is it. There is no female lead in this movie, so you get no romance nor gratuitous sex scenes, which is a bit unusual. It's a straight crime story.

One note: unless things have been changed, I was disappointed my DVD did not offer a widescreen version.


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