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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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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 »


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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,000,000 (USA)
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Despite playing the lead character Jean-Claude Van Damme doesn't fight a henchman until 37 minutes into the film. See more »

Goofs

It must have taken Foss and his associates a lot of planning and organizing to pull this off. So why would they plan to carry this out in the seventh game, when there's every chance the seventh game won't be required? See more »

Quotes

Joshua Foss: [Stopping a Secret Service Agent at gunpoint] Go ahead. Dead heroes get the best funerals!
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Referenced in Friends: The One After the Superbowl: Part 2 (1996) See more »

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A Good Movie
29 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Sudden Death was a good action film. The plot was simple and easy to understand..It didnt try to become something it isnt and end up confusing you. Jean-Claude Van Damme gave a strong performance and so did Powers Boothe. He was extremely convincing as "the bad guy". The movie at times is a little far fetched..but most movies are. I also thought it was very cool how Jean-Claude's character used lots of odd objects to create weapons(Fire extinguisher, tube and darts)..anyway if your looking for a good action movie to watch, Sudden Death should be your choice.


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