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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 ...
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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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Some games you can't afford to lose. 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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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 last minute of any period the clock shows tenths of seconds. In the last period of the game in the movie in one shot it shows the clock correctly, then in the next it doesn't show the tenths of seconds. See more »

Quotes

2nd Hostage: [in the Vice President's box-suite, one of Foss's hostages is having a seizure of some kind. Another hostage is examining the first] ... This man needs a doctor!
Joshua Foss: [walks over and guns down the ailing first hostage] ... Not anymore.
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References Two-Minute Warning (1976) See more »

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ESPN National Hockey League Theme
Written by Bob Christianson
Courtesy of ESPN, Inc.
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Van-Damme's best action movie.
4 June 2000 | by (israel) – See all my reviews

Van-Damme is known for acting in two film genres: Action and Martial-Arts. His best martial arts film is BloodSport, also thought to be one of the best movies of all time in it's genre. This movie - Sudden Death - is his best action film.

Great action scenes, some very hilarious scenes, and great overall action and suspense make this a great action movie overall.

If you like action movies, you'll love this one. If you are a Van-Damme fan, this is a must-see.

9/10


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