A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town, is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find evidence suppressed by the ... See full summary »
Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead ... See full summary »
When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.
A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Busey specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Snipes lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving with the help of tough-but-lovable instructor Butler so he can track them down. DIE HARD meets PASSENGER 57 meets CLIFFHANGER.Written by
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A scene that was deleted where Nessip attends Terry's funeral, was featured in the theatrical trailer. See more »
The first time Jessie is seen hanging from the plane the wind is clearly blowing from the left side of the frame when it should be coming from the right side since she is seen hanging from the left side of the plane, meaning the nose of the plane is to the right. See more »
People probably told you that Jessie Crossman was the only person skilled enough to jump from a 747.
Well, the actual phrase used was "dick brain".
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All UK versions were originally cut for violence by the BBFC.This cut version was released in Europe and Australia. The footage missing includes:
The stamp to Swoop's face has been removed in the toilet scene.
The sound effects in the ensuing fight have been reduced in volume.
Kara having a photocopier machine lid slammed down upon her head has also been cut to remove the second shot of her bloodied face on the glass.
When we see the photocopies of her dead face coming out of the machine, the number of sheets that come out has been reduced.
A '4' is twice what this turkey deserves (a '2') but it's appropriate for a number of reasons, and the primary reason is John Badham who does an excellent job when given something to work with (WarGames, Stakeout 1 & 2, Point of No Return, Bird on a Wire, et al). But since making this flick all his movie projects have been real duds. Maybe there's a connection?
Another two reasons are Yancy Butler and Claire Stansfield who provide the requisite eye candy. Another reason is Gary Busey who always knows how to play the stereotypical slime ball and do it at least half well. And the final reason is the skydiving which is exciting.
But that's where it ends. This is otherwise a movie much like Do or Die, made with preconceptions in mind ('hey let's make a movie with lots of skydiving sequences') and no worries if the story actually makes any sense. And don't you worry about it either because it doesn't. One could elaborate here but those elaborations would be spoilers. And hey - dramatic denouement it ain't but if you don't got that...
So why a '4' instead of a '2'? Why when the lead is being done by - Wesley Snipes? Why indeed? Precisely for the above reasons - and because as a whole it's exciting and not a total waste of time. In other words it isn't Gone with the Wind but maybe you don't feel like seeing Gone with the Wind tonight anyhow.
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