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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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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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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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Terror goes into over-time. 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  »

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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 »

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During several close-up scenes of the action on the ice, you can see that the stands are empty, or at least virtually empty. See more »

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Vice President: What kind of lunatic are you?
Joshua Foss: The best kind.
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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Review of Sudden Death
25 January 2005 | by (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, let's be straight forward. This is not Oscar material. It's a typical hostage movie similar to the Die Hard series. There are some pretty decent action sequences and some that just don't plain make any sense and, after you see them, you will be left kinda confused. Having said that, this is a good movie. The best part about this movie is, surprisingly, the bad guy. Powers Boothe plays the lead terrorist and he plays it well. At times you root for him because he plays the part so well. Unfortunately, it's hard to root against this guy because of his wise-ass attitude, but some of his quotes are memorable and quite amusing. (Example: To the vice president "I voted for you. I really did. It's your sincerity and compassion. However there may be a need to kill someone else. Now we're gonna make this work or we're gonna die trying!") This is a typical Van Damme film except in this one he plays a little hockey. This movie, albeit a bit done-before, is surrounded by an entertaining cast that propels this from a 5 to a 7.


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