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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

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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 »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Paramount Parks (now owned by Cedar Fair) featured drop tower amusement rides called Drop Zone: Stunt Tower, which were based on the movie. The attractions are now named Drop Tower: Scream Zone. See more »

Goofs

After the team-member has fallen into the water and he is not supposed to be breathing (before Jesse brings him back to life) one can clearly see him swallow. 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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Connections

Referenced in Incident at Loch Ness (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Senor Matanza
by Manu Chao (as Jose Manuel Chao), Philippe Teboul, Santiago Casariego (as Santiago Casariego),
Thomas Darnal & Tomas Arroyos-Valle
Performed by Mano Negra
Courtesy of Virgin France S.A.
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WESLEY & BUSEY AT THEIR VERY BEST.
10 September 2002 | by FIVEDOLPHINSSee all my reviews

I watch this movie at least once a month, just for "the adreneline rush". Sometimes, as often as needed! Wesley really pushes to the edge in this one.

The entire cast were excellent! Including Mr. Busey, of course.

The writers and casters of the movie did really well with little details, like turf fights, base not on race, but on the fact that "you are not welcome here". Then there was "The Title On The Book" Wesley was reading while flying on the jetliner.

He didn't get the girl, but he did achieve more mile stones in the movie world for all of us, as one people.


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