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Velocity Trap (1999)

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A cop framed for murder is the only one not in cryosleep when a team of thieves boards the armored treasury spaceship he's on to steal its load - 40 billion universal dollars - and then ram the ship into a comet to cover their tracks.

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Phillip J. Roth

Writers:

Patrick Phillips, Phillip J. Roth (as Phillip Roth)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Gruner ... ED Officer Raymond Stokes
Alicia Coppola ... Beth Sheffield, FED 397 Navigator
Ken Olandt ... Nick Simmons, Endeavor's Commander
Jorja Fox ... Alice Pallas
Bruce Weitz ... Capt. 'Turd' Fenner, FED 397 aka Atlantic
Ray Oriel Ray Oriel ... Delacruz 'Cruz' FED 397
Jason Simmons ... Simms, Endeavor Crew (as Jaason Simmons)
Victor Love ... Fallout, Endeavor Crew
Yannick Bisson ... Franklin J. Robinson, ED Officer (as Yannock Bisson)
Craig Wasson ... John Dawson, RMC Corp.
Anna Karin ... Dana, Dawson's Contract Wife
James C. Burns ... Hilyard, Dawson Henchman
Tom Ardavany ... Dunn, Dawson Henchman
Harry Wowchuk ... Samuel Nelson, Chief of Security
Kathleen Randazzo ... The Assassin / Computer (voice) (as Kathy Lambert)
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In a desolate and treachorous region of space known as the Velocity Run, a heavily armored ship passes every six months. It carries billions of Universal Dollars between the colonies and the Central Bank on Earth. Hard currency has returned due to rampant electronic crime. Now a team of highly trained mercenaries are about to commit the perfect crime in a place where evidence and witnesses have no chance of survival. In this deadly corridor of space, a single man must stop them. Written by David Ridlen

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Crime at the Speed of Light

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2149 - Kampf in der Todeszone See more »

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1.85 : 1
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The original lead actress was injured during a stunt (she was hit in the head by shrapnel from a gag) and left the show. Alicia Coppola replaced her. See more »

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When Ray Stokes first meets Delacruz on the space ship, they switch sides while talking to one another. See more »

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Cruz: Bad guys I can deal with, but aliens? They freak me out, man.
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Only for Gruner fans
28 November 2005 | by metalrox_2000See all my reviews

Being a fan of the b movie sci fi flicks, and a fan of Oliver Gruner's work, I decided to check out Velocity Trap. What I got was in somewhat incoherent mess with a film, with a very bizarre premise. There is a patch of outer space that human's have to be asleep to travel in, yet a group of human thieves are going to high jack the ship while it's in that space, while human security guard Gruner protects the cargo. Huh? Gruner is framed in a implausible set up, and has to guard the ship's cargo as punishment. The job is considered a step down from his former position of glory. Did I mention he was set up by his own boss so that his boss could have Gruner's wife? Oaky, that we can let slide. There are some very weak, and rather unexplainable character turns, and for someone reason, the writers tried to throw a curve with every turn, and they fail badly. They hurt the film by outsmarting themselves, as they try to take a plot that should only be used on Star Trek TV show, or any other sci fi show like Andromada. The special effects are somewhat decent, and the acting is passable. There was so much that could have been done, and sadly, this film is more of an example of what could have been, versus an example of quality sci fi. Check out only if you are a fellow Oliver Gruner fan. Other then that, you won't miss much by missing the movie.


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