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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

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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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Storyline

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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They said Game 7 would be a war. They didn't know the half of it. See more »

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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

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Several members of the Pittsburgh Penguins make appearances in the movie. The most prominent member was Luc Robitaille, who scored the game tying goal. Markus Näslund - virtually an NHL unknown at the time, but later a league superstar with the Vancouver Canucks - also appears. The Chicago Blackhawks were played by the Cleveland Lumberjacks (Pittsburgh's IHL affiliate at the time). Ian Moran (a Lumberjack at the time; now in the NHL) played Chris Chelios. See more »

Goofs

The ice surface at the end of the movie appeared like it had just been Zamboni-ed, instead of scuffed-up as it would be following an interruption in the game. See more »

Quotes

Joshua Foss: [Takes the phone from Emily] Well, now wasn't that sweet? She included me, Tom! Now, you tell me what an AOP is, or I'm gonna shoot this little pumpkin.
McCord: [Pretending to be Tom Castillo] Listen to me! Listen good. If you touch her, you look at her cross-eyed, you lose.
Joshua Foss: [laughs, knowing who McCord really is] How do you figure that, fireman?
McCord: Okay, here's the game, and here are the rules. You've got your bombs, and you've got your hostages, so you can get your money. I'm going to try to stop you, but I...
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Referenced in Friends: The One After the Superbowl: Part 2 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

ESPN National Hockey League Theme
Written by Bob Christianson
Courtesy of ESPN, Inc.
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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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