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Terminal Velocity (1994)

A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold.

Director:

Deran Sarafian

Writer:

David Twohy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Richard 'Ditch' Brodie
Nastassja Kinski ... Chris Morrow / Krista Moldova
James Gandolfini ... Ben Pinkwater
Christopher McDonald ... Kerr
Gary Bullock ... Lex
Hans Howes ... Sam (as Hans R. Howes)
Melvin Van Peebles ... Noble
Suli McCullough ... Robocam
Cathryn de Prume ... Karen (as Cathryn De Prume)
Richard Sarafian Jr. Richard Sarafian Jr. ... Dominic
Lori Lynn Dickerson Lori Lynn Dickerson ... Helicopter Newscaster
Terry Finn ... Birthday Mom
Martha Vazquez Martha Vazquez ... Newscaster
Tim Kelleher ... Jump Junkie #1
Brooke Langton ... Jump Junkie #2
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Storyline

Ditch Brodie is a maverick skydiving instructor. One day, a beautiful girl comes in, wanting to take her first jump. Up in the air, Ditch takes his eyes off her momentarily, then looks back to find out that she has fallen out, dying on impact. Ditch is suspicious that all is not as it seems, because he distinctly remembers hooking her static line on... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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If you dont't find trouble, trouble will find you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for scenes of strong action/violence, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Charlie Sheen is 2 years younger than his character's age. See more »

Goofs

The girl throws pebbles at the electric fence surrounding the facility they break into in the desert, the electrified fence sparks. Pebbles thrown at a single layer electrified fence would not cause a reaction. See more »

Quotes

Chris Morrow: I'd be stupid to trust my life to a walking penis.
Richard "Ditch" Brodie: I'm much more than a walking penis, I'm a flying penis!
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Crazy Credits

The song listing at the end of the credits is missing one track. Sting's "This Cowboy Song" which actually plays through the credits, whoops. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

DON'T LET YOURSELF GROW TIRED
Written and Performed by Dan Markell
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Fun, Entertaining Action Movie
24 August 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was a generally fun film that is considered an action movie, and rightly so, but has its share of good comedy, too. Charlie Sheen showed he was well on his way to being successful playing comedic roles, as he's doing on television right now.

Nastassja Kinski plays the typical new young macho-female role that introduced on screen in the past generation in which females beat up males. Give me a break! Anyway, I still liked her despite the characterization. James Gandolfini was the best of the villains, and also demonstrated how he was about ready to hit the big time, which he also has on TV with The Sopranos. Christopher McDonald was another villain in here but was stupid, not fun to watch. He was angry all the time and his bleached hair looked ludicrous.

There are a couple of outrageous action scenes in this film, mostly notably when an automobile with Sheen and Kinski still in it is dropped from an airplane! Yes, to enjoy this film don't take any of it seriously! It's simply fast-paced entertainment. For that, it gets a good rating.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terminal Velocity See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,500,404, 25 September 1994

Gross USA:

$16,487,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,487,349
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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