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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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Whittni Wright ...
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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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

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Despite playing the lead character Jean-Claude Van Damme doesn't fight a henchman until 37 minutes into the film. See more »

Goofs

In all scenes where a Penguin goaltender is shown, the goalie is wearing predominantly white goal pads. However in one brief shot, the Penguins goalie is wearing black goal pads. 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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Referenced in Hot Fuzz (2007) See more »

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Rock And Roll, Part II
Written by Gary Glitter, Mike Leander
Performed by Gary Glitter
Courtesy of Laurence Myers Limited
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Great Van Damme movie!Arguably his best!
17 May 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Sudden Death just might be Jean-Claude Van Damme's best movie to date along with Hard Target,Bloodsport,Lionheart,and Cyborg!Powers Boothe is great and there is always action,great fights and interesting moments in the film!The film is very satisfying and entertaining and recommend for big time action fans!


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