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Drop Zone (1994)

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A tough cop teams up with a professional skydiver to capture a renegade computer hacker on the run from the law.

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John Badham

Writers:

Tony Griffin (story), Guy Manos (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Pete Nessip
Gary Busey ... Ty Moncrief
Yancy Butler ... Jessie Crossman
Michael Jeter ... Earl Leedy
Corin Nemec ... Selkirk
Kyle Secor ... Swoop
Luca Bercovici ... Jagger
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Terry Nessip
Rex Linn ... Bobby
Grace Zabriskie ... Winona
Robert LaSardo ... Deputy Dog
Sam Hennings ... Torski
Claire Stansfield ... Kara
Mickey Jones ... Deuce
Andy Romano ... Tom McCracken
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Storyline

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 Tom Neff <tneff@panix.com>

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Taglines:

La amenaza está en el aire. (The threat is in the air.) [Spain] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drop Zone -Pudotusalue See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,143,566, 11 December 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,720,380
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ellen Barkin was considered for the role of Jessie Crossman. See more »

Goofs

When Nessip rescues Jessie after falling from the plane, her legs bend the wrong way when they land, indicating that a dummy was used. See more »

Quotes

[after learning the identities of three undercover DEA agents]
Ty Moncrief: These narcs are walking around somewhere thinking they're alive!
[laughs]
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Alternate Versions

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.
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Baby Please Don't Go
by Big Joe Williams (as Joe Williams)
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your typical action movie
11 March 2002 | by jericho31See all my reviews

Drop Zone is pretty much your typical action movie - at least plot wise. Wesley Snipes turns in another passenger 57ish performance, not great but competent. and Gary Busey is always competent playing a guy you always want to die no matter how bad the plot gets.

The movie however, is worth watching more than other bland action movies because firstly, the skydiving scenes are shot wonderfully. The cinematographer and the stuntpeople (unless thats Snipes in a free fall, which i doubt) are the true stars of this one. I really enjoyed watching the skydiving sequences in this movie.

plot wise, the movie kinda plods along, not a whole lot of suspense but enough of a story to keep people entertained. I think its worth watching at least once, purely for the skydiving and action sequences.

Also, besides being a fairly competent actress - one I can actually believe skydives - Yancy Butler is really hot.


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