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Velocity Trap (1999)

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A cop framed for murder is the only one not in cryosleep when a team of thieves boards the armored treasury spaceship he's on to steal its load - 40 billion universal dollars - and then ram the ship into a comet to cover their tracks.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Gruner ...
ED Officer Raymond Stokes
Beth Sheffield, FED 397 Navigator
Nick Simmons, Endeavor's Commander
Alice Pallas
Capt. 'Turd' Fenner, FED 397 aka Atlantic
Ray Oriel ...
Delacruz 'Cruz' FED 397
Simms, Endeavor Crew (as Jaason Simmons)
Fallout, Endeavor Crew
Franklin J. Robinson, ED Officer (as Yannock Bisson)
John Dawson, RMC Corp.
Dana, Dawson's Contract Wife
Hilyard, Dawson Henchman
Dunn, Dawson Henchman
Samuel Nelson, Chief of Security
The Assassin / Computer (voice) (as Kathy Lambert)


In a desolate and treachorous region of space known as the Velocity Run, a heavily armored ship passes every six months. It carries billions of Universal Dollars between the colonies and the Central Bank on Earth. Hard currency has returned due to rampant electronic crime. Now a team of highly trained mercenaries are about to commit the perfect crime in a place where evidence and witnesses have no chance of survival. In this deadly corridor of space, a single man must stop them. Written by David Ridlen

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Crime at the Speed of Light


Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2149 - Kampf in der Todeszone  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original lead actress was injured during a stunt (she was hit in the head by shrapnel from a gag) and left the show. Alicia Coppola replaced her. See more »


When Ray Stokes first meets Delacruz on the space ship, they switch sides while talking to one another. See more »


Cruz: Bad guys I can deal with, but aliens? They freak me out, man.
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References RoboCop (1987) See more »


Written by Georges Bizet
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Bearable: Fairly good action & fx, but plot holes the size of a supernova
13 December 1999 | by (Freising, Germany) – See all my reviews

Raymond Stokes is the only cop in the colony who cannot be bought - and that costs him dearly: He is separated from his lover and placed aboard a freighter. The separation dialogue, by the way, is only bearable on Fast Forward.

Penal duty: For 9 months, the ship will travel through space, in order to bring 40 billion dollars in used notes to Earth. But - how original and innovative a plot element! - pirates arrive to try and steal the money. They have not counted on finding - you guessed it - Stokes.

Well: Actors that are at best mediocre, trying hard to produce dialogue that will lend credibility to plot holes the size of a galaxy. Some of it's fun though - the occasional action sequence and ship effects aren't half bad.

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