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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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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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This Christmas, action goes into overtime. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$22,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Full name of the Jean-Claude Van Damme's character is Darren Francis Thomas McCord. It's revealed when Joshua Fess (Powers Boothe) interrogates Emily McCord (Whittni Wright). See more »

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When McCord lets go of the terrorist while hanging on the lights, they are swinging toward the side of the arena. Yet the man falls on the centre scoreboard, located in the centre of the arena. See more »

Quotes

Carla: [Carla is about to shoot Emily, but her gun is empty] Fuck! You owe me a Mother's day card.
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Referenced in Friends: The One After the Superbowl: Part 2 (1996) See more »

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ESPN National Hockey League Theme
Written by Bob Christianson
Courtesy of ESPN, Inc.
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Van-Damme's best action movie.
4 June 2000 | by (israel) – See all my reviews

Van-Damme is known for acting in two film genres: Action and Martial-Arts. His best martial arts film is BloodSport, also thought to be one of the best movies of all time in it's genre. This movie - Sudden Death - is his best action film.

Great action scenes, some very hilarious scenes, and great overall action and suspense make this a great action movie overall.

If you like action movies, you'll love this one. If you are a Van-Damme fan, this is a must-see.

9/10


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