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Cutaway (2000)

A Drug Enforcement Agent (Baldwin) goes undercover on a sky diving team to track down illegal drugs.

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Red Line
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Agent Victor 'Vic' Cooper
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Randy 'Turbo' Kingston
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Lieutenant Brian Margate
Roy Ageloff ...
Boom-Boom
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Ground Rush (as Marcos Ferraez)
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Cal
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Rip
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Cord
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Delmira
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Blonde Female Pilot (as Cat Wallace)
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Mrs. Shipley
William Booth ...
Bearded Man
Rena McPherron ...
Woman with Baby
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The successful undercover agent Victor Cooper is assigned for his ninth mission: to find how the loadings of drug is being brought to Miami. He suspects that the drug is coming through the air and joins a team of sky diving, under the leadership of Red Line, a fanatic and considered the athlete number one in this sport in the world. Due to his profile of winner, Vic gets involved with the group and he "disconnects" from his position of infiltrated agent, "connecting" with the team. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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3 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Cutaway - Jede Sekunde zählt  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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To improve his skydiving skills, Cooper goes to Delmira, the leader of an Army team. The team; The Golden Knights, who in real life a group of elite skydivers from the US-Army, have since their creation in 1959, won more than 2,148 gold, 1,117 silver & 693 bronze medals, in national and international competitions. Member of the Golden Knights have also participated in breaking more than 348 world records. See more »

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On one of Vic's first team jumps, Redline can be seen in freefall with a radio attached to his chest strap. Moments later, under canopy, the radio is missing. See more »

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Delmira: What happened to Turbo?
Agent Victor 'Vic' Cooper: He was a little too slow, so we killed him.
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Absolutely Awesome! Cut every other film away!
20 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A definite 10 out of 10 - if only we could have given it more! Myself and my friend have just watched Cutaway at the Drop Zone where we live, and as qualified skydivers, we found this to be possibly one of the most factually accurate representations of our sport ever made.

We were drawn into Vic's story from the beginning, finding absolutely no part of it to be false or unbelievable. Many a time, people have turned up at our drop zone to then be accosted by our most attractive female member of staff and taken on a tandem, with no training required. Further to this, we have taken many "woofos" under our wing, and taught them not only to skydive, but to perform disciplines such as Canopy Formations, freeflying and relative work at high standards in as little as 18 jumps.

We cannot emphasize enough how accurate this film is. Should anyone wish to become a skydiver, like Vic, it is certain that time in a wind tunnel will bring you to competition standard in a matter of weeks.

Myself and my friend are currently looking into the possibility of changing our names by D-Poll to Rip and Cord, though we are still trying to decide whether these names are worthy of our skydiving stature, or whether we should go for Vic and Red Line as our new names. We have already "cut it all away" - I have myself given up my career in medicine and left my husband and two young children to live at a drop zone, and my friend was a qualified lawyer before leaving his home on Kentucky to live at the DZ.

Anyhoo... AMAZING film, wonderfully acted and beautifully researched. Definitely one to watch, particularly if you wish to learn to skydive yourself.


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