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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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Trivia

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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References RoboCop (1987) See more »

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Could have been much better, but not that bad on the whole
17 February 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Velocity Trap is one of those movies that is neither terrible or great. In fact my thoughts were mixed here, meaning that there were good things and also bad things. Starting with the good things, Velocity Trap does look good. The special effects are really quite decent, the movie is well shot and the galactic settings and ship are more than convincing as well. There is some solid action, efficiently choreographed, spiritedly performed and decently shot, that ensures that Velocity Trap doesn't get tedious. The music score is memorable and atmospheric enough to not get generic and overbearing. The acting is also better than average, okay Olivier Gruner often looks as though he's in tears, but Alicia Coppola and Jorja Fox are very appealing and Ken Orlandt is surprisingly good. However, here come the debits. The cardboard stereotypes that we have for characters are not really interesting or developed enough to make you root for them, but the actors do deserve credit by all means for trying to give some credibility to them. There is some wit in the dialogue, but there are one too many times where it's all clichéd, stilted and somewhat soppy. But the biggest problem was the story, which, while not dull, suffered from having interesting ideas that were never developed sufficiently, and I'll be honest there were one too many times when I was confused in alternative to enthralled. While the action parts were great, but the thriller ones were lacking in suspense and originality. The Sci-Fi elements looked good and had some good ideas going for them, but not enough time is spent to explore them well enough. In conclusion, looks good with solid action and better than average acting, but a ridiculous story sinks it. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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