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Sudden Death (1995)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Whittni Wright ...
Mrs. Ferrara
Steve Aronson ...
Michael R. Aubele ...
Ace (as Michael Aubele)
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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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  »

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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 following the film's release the Penguins would not win another Stanley Cup until 2009 and 2016 respectively and would not appear in the Stanley Cup Finals again until 2008. See more »


The computers list the "Banque de la Seine" in "Jumet, Belgium". However, the Seine comes nowhere near Belgium. If anything, "Banque de la Sambre" would be more appropriate. See more »


Joshua Foss: May I help you?
Hallmark: This is Matthew Hallmark, Secret Service. Put the Vice President on.
Joshua Foss: Hallmark?
Joshua Foss: Well... I see they care enough to send their very best.
Hallmark: Gee, I never heard that one before.
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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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