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Skyscraper (1996)

A helicopter charter soon turns deadly when the female pilot finds that she is on a building held by terrorists. It is up to her and her husband to save the hostages.

Director:

Raymond Martino

Writers:

William Applegate Jr. (screenplay), Joseph John Barmettler (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Nicole Smith ... Carrie Wink
Richard Steinmetz ... Gordon Wink
Branimir Cikatiæ Branimir Cikatiæ ... Zarkov (as Branko Cikatic)
Calvin Levels ... Nakim
Jonathan Fuller ... Jacques
Lee de Broux ... Captain Wood
Deirdre Imershein Deirdre Imershein ... Natasha
Charles M. Huber Charles M. Huber ... Fairfax (as Charles Huber)
Deron McBee Deron McBee ... Leidermeier
Vincent DePalma ... Johnny Hill
Alan Brooks Alan Brooks ... Booker
Gary Imhoff ... Dudley
Bob McCracken ... Williams
Eugene Robert Glazer ... Cranston
Seth Isler Seth Isler ... Clancy
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A helicopter charter soon turns deadly when the female pilot finds that she is on a building held by terrorists. It is up to her and her husband to save the hostages.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Eighty-Six Floors Of Action-Packed Terror!

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong action violence, sex scenes and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ataque ao Arranha-Céus See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Gordon searches for Carrie towards the end of the film his pants are inexplicably torn in the crotch area for many shots, then his jeans revert back to normal and intact later on. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Dial: [while patrolling in unmarked patrol car, telling joke] I cannot lie. I was humping my goat. So, the D.A. says, "But there's more to the story, isn't there, Farmer Brown?"
Gordon Wisk: Of course.
Jimmy Dial: So Farmer Brown says, "After I finished humping my goat, the goat turned around and licked my balls." At which point, the judge turned to Farmer Brown and said, "Hey, a good goat will do that."
[Gordon looks at Jimmy with no response]
Jimmy Dial: A good... Aw, come on. Gordy. I had everybody rolling with that this morning.
Gordon Wisk: [...]
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Connections

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

All the Time
Written by Jim Halfpenny
Performed by Victoria Levy
Published by Strong Domino Music (BMI)
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It Burns! It Burns!!
6 January 2006 | by Scott_MercerSee all my reviews

If you turn the number sideways, you'll see why I gave this movie an 8. Check the gratuitous shower scene about 10 minutes into the movie if you don't get me.

Friends, this movie is HOWLINGLY BAD. You'll laugh until tears flow from your eyes, not believing the sights and sounds assaulting your being from the screen. From Anna's non-existent acting, to the bad scenery-chewing performance of the actor playing the lead terrorist (just what country is he supposed to be from, Badaccentia?), this is prime Badfilm. There are a ton of explosions on offer, which are nicely photographed, but are so (I'll risk using the word again) gratuitous that the plot (most obvious Die Hard rip-off ever) can't be taken seriously for more than a nanosecond.

Everything about this film screams: "Don't take me seriously!"

On that level, the discriminating fan of bad action films will enjoy this heartily. Anyone familiar with the work of Andy Sidaris will be in familiar territory here.

I feel that this movie is best enjoyed under the influence of several adult beverages. I would suggest a double feature for a night of viewing, this film and David Heavener's KILL CRAZY(see my review of that film as well). Now that's some red-blooded American entertainment. Lots of stuff gets blowed up real good! Get the pony keg and the nachos, dude!


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