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Sudden Death (1995)

 -  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 ...
Player #2
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Storyline

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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This Christmas, action goes into overtime. See more »


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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)  »

Also Known As:

Muerte súbita  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was shot during the NHL lockout during the 1994 - 1995 hockey season, which was finally resolved later that year. See more »

Goofs

Many items in the kitchen are up and running after all the cooks and chefs had left for the night. This is because Andy, who was charged with cleaning up after everyone as stated by someone, was dead, and therefore the kitchen would still be running. See more »

Quotes

Carla: [Carla is about to shoot Emily, but her gun is empty] Fuck! You owe me a Mother's day card.
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ESPN National Hockey League Theme
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Courtesy of ESPN, Inc.
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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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