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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Bruce Willis were considered for the role of Darren McCord, but all three turned the role down before Jean Claude Van Damme got the part. Schwarzenegger turned down the role because he had already filmed True Lies (1994) and Junior (1994) back to back. Stallone turned the role down because he didn't like the quality of the script. Willis turned the part down because he was already working on Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995). See more »

Goofs

During the fight in the kitchen there is food cooking (staff would not leave so many stations still cooking for one person to clean up) and none of the food on the grill or deep frying is burnt despite the considerable time elapse. See more »

Quotes

Joshua Foss: [Takes the phone from Emily] Well, now wasn't that sweet? She included me, Tom! Now, you tell me what an AOP is, or I'm gonna shoot this little pumpkin.
McCord: [Pretending to be Tom Castillo] Listen to me! Listen good. If you touch her, you look at her cross-eyed, you lose.
Joshua Foss: [laughs, knowing who McCord really is] How do you figure that, fireman?
McCord: Okay, here's the game, and here are the rules. You've got your bombs, and you've got your hostages, so you can get your money. I'm going to try to stop you, but I...
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ESPN National Hockey League Theme
Written by Bob Christianson
Courtesy of ESPN, Inc.
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Great movie
8 March 2002 | by (The Thuderdome, b**ch!!) – See all my reviews

Sudden Death is a well made movie,it has great action sequences,pretty good acting and a very high level of entertainment.The movie starts out really well,and ends really well.Van Damme gives a great action performance,and his co-stars do as well.Great action sequences,and a high level of entertainment makes Sudden Death a must see.


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