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Terminal Velocity (1994)

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

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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 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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caída libre See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,478,900

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,978,900
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Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Although the movie didn't do particularly well in the box office, Charlie Sheen says it was one of his favourite movies to make. 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: Well, I was trained to swallow all sorts of things.
Richard "Ditch" Brodie: Careful, I might just have to marry you.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE
Written by Ash Underwood and David Kent
Performed by Jeff Harmon
Courtesy of Curb Records
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Skydivers, explosions and a sense of humor
14 April 2006 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Skydiver Ditch Brodie (Charlie Sheen) is asked for a lesson. The beautiful lady (Nastassja Kinski) he takes on the plane seems to fall to her death as the parachute doesn't open. Brodie quickly finds out that she is alive and well, and gets into the middle of a conspiracy. Soon he is chased by secret agents, gangsters, Russians... everyone, really, and he doesn't know what for. What matters most to this movie is that it is moving fast, as its title suggested. And "Terminal Velocity" does well as an action movie with its stunts and explosions, if you compare it to others of the genre. Also it has a certain sense of humor because of the unusual situation that the pretty lady perfectly knows the espionage business, while the hero just follows her footsteps and even has to ask her how he can fire a gun. It's not a Bond, but Sheen and Kinski both have much less exciting films in their biography, so most watchers won't be disappointed.


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