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Velocity Trap (1999)

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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ED Officer Raymond Stokes
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Beth Sheffield, FED 397 Navigator
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Nick Simmons, Endeavor's Commander
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Capt. 'Turd' Fenner, FED 397 aka Atlantic
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Simms, Endeavor Crew (as Jaason Simmons)
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Franklin J. Robinson, ED Officer (as Yannock Bisson)
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John Dawson, RMC Corp.
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Dana, Dawson's Contract Wife
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Hilyard, Dawson Henchman
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Dunn, Dawson Henchman
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Samuel Nelson, Chief of Security
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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

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14 March 2000 (USA)  »

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2149 - Kampf in der Todeszone  »

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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 »

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

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Cruz: Bad guys I can deal with, but aliens? They freak me out, man.
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Carmen
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Velocity Trap - Entertaining Space Action/Comedy
6 January 2002 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

Olivier Gruner (Nemesis) plays Ray Stokes, a space cop. He is assigned to work on a ship transporting $40 billion in cash, because there is no longer electronic checking, from a space outpost to Earth. Stokes is assigned to this after a framed screw-up at his home space outpost.

The movie has GREAT special effects for the low budget-ness of the movie, around $5 million was the budget. Though, what i would like to call indoor special effects aren't as good as the space special effects but it is nothing that makes the movie unwatchable and in DVD looks equally good to theatre quality. The acting is in my opinion Olivier Gruner's best, his character doesn't just say stupid stuff.. his character is a guy you want to root for, and he is comedic at times.

Overall, the movie is a thriller from beginning to end. Not only is it an action movie, it also is a comedy at parts. The DVD is definately for a true Gruner fan, as it has audio commentary throughout the movie.. which is great.


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