Sudden Death (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  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 overview, first billed only:
Whittni Wright ...
Emily McCord
Tyler McCord
Kate McNeil ...
Mrs. Ferrara
Steve Aronson ...
Michael R. Aubele ...
Ace (as Michael Aubele)
Karen Elise Baldwin ...
TV Director (as Karen Baldwin)
Jennifer D. Bowser ...
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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Action goes into overtime See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

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


$35,000,000 (estimated)


$22,000,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Penguins and Blackhawks actually met in the Stanley Cup Finals once in real life. In 1992, the Penguins swept the Blackhawks in four straight games to capture their second straight Stanley Cup championship. See more »


Camera reflected in mirrors on far wall during the shootout in the weights room. See more »


Vice President: What kind of lunatic are you?
Joshua Foss: The best kind.
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Edited into Best in Show (2000) See more »


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Written and Performed by Sorcerer
Courtesy of Neenoon Tunes
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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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