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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.

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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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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)

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Although the service ceiling of the Fairchild C-123 Provider is 25,000 feet, when the Cadillac exits the aircraft along with Ditch, Kerr, and Krista it has its rear door open and is unpressurized which means it is not much higher than 14,000 feet in altitude. The Cadillac would make contact with the Earth in 70 seconds if the ground was at sea level. It is pretty obvious this scene had to be filmed multiple times to stretch the screen time. See more »

Quotes

Richard "Ditch" Brodie: What's Russian for 'ass'?
Chris Morrow: Schzopa.
Richard "Ditch" Brodie: Well, stop blowing smoke up my schzopa.
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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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Soundtracks

FALLING INTO YOU
Written by Marie Clair D'Ubaldo, Rick Nowels and Billy Steinberg
Performed by Marie Claire D'Ubaldo
Courtesy of Polydor Records by arrangement with PolyGram
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A good ride full of thrills!
6 June 2004 | by ichabod81See all my reviews

The bad wrap this movie seems to have here is in my opinion a bit over done. Terminal Velocity is not a bad action movie. Actually it's pretty damn good. Over the top at times, but still very good. And by over the top, I mean some of the skydiving sequences. For example, the climax where the car drops out of the plane.. the fall seems to last an eternity. In the end though, stuff like that really doesn't matter if the rest of the movie is good. Luckily it is.

This movie is also the last good movie Sheen did up until Being John Malkovich. And now after Scary Movie 3, maybe in time he'll end up back in the big leagues. Terminal Velocity won't change anybody's life, but as said, it is a good action movie.

**** / *****


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