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Sudden Death (1995)

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A 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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Emily McCord
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Tyler McCord
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Hallmark
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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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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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The original script called for the Penguins to play the L.A. Kings. See more »

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When McCord lets go of the terrorist while hanging on the lights, they are swinging toward the side of the arena. Yet the man falls on the centre scoreboard, located in the centre of the arena. See more »

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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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ESPN National Hockey League Theme
Written by Bob Christianson
Courtesy of ESPN, Inc.
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What a boot Die Hard on ice, eh?
5 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The muscles from Brussels plays Darren McCord, a divorced ex-firefighter who must contend with baddies when they, because the vice-president is taking in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finales, take a hockey arena hostage, that Darren's two kids happen to be at as well.

This is one of Van Damme's more enjoyable films and even one of the better numerous Die Hard clones out there. The kids are annoying but that's pretty much the only major gripe I have about this action film. If you're a lover of the genre you'll enjoy this one, if you're a JCVD fan, you'll love it.

My Grade: B

Where I saw it: Cinemax


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