A Drug Enforcement Agent (Baldwin) goes undercover on a sky diving team to track down illegal drugs.

Director:

Guy Manos

Writers:

Tony Griffin (story), Greg Manos | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Red Line
Stephen Baldwin ... Agent Victor 'Vic' Cooper
Dennis Rodman ... Randy 'Turbo' Kingston
Maxine Bahns ... Star
Ron Silver ... Lieutenant Brian Margate
Roy Ageloff Roy Ageloff ... Boom-Boom
Marcos A. Ferraez ... Ground Rush (as Marcos Ferraez)
Adam Wylie ... Cal
Thomas Ian Nicholas ... Rip
Phillip Glasser ... Cord
Casper Van Dien ... Delmira
Cat Stone ... Blonde Female Pilot (as Cat Wallace)
Allison McKay ... Mrs. Shipley
Bill Booth Bill Booth ... Bearded Man (as William Booth)
Rena McPherron Rena McPherron ... Woman with Baby
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Storyline

The successful undercover agent Victor Cooper is assigned for his ninth mission: to find how the loadings of drug is being brought to Miami. He suspects that the drug is coming through the air and joins a team of sky diving, under the leadership of Red Line, a fanatic and considered the athlete number one in this sport in the world. Due to his profile of winner, Vic gets involved with the group and he "disconnects" from his position of infiltrated agent, "connecting" with the team. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Xtreme times call for Xtreme measures. See more »

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Action | Crime

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Rated R for some violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Leading up to the skydiving scene where Cooper has does his first tandem-jump with Star, the camera films the red & white plane they are flying in. The aircraft is a DHC-6-100 Twin Otter, and at the time of shooting the movie, it was owned and operated by Skydive Sussex, not far from New York. See more »

Goofs

When Vic is learning to skydive, they show him freeflying and doing canopy relative work, all of which are skydiving disciplines that required hundreds of jumps to master; an instructor would never have a student with only several jumps attempt any of these maneuvers. See more »

Quotes

Delmira: What happened to Turbo?
Red Line: DEAD!
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Arm Yourself
Performed by Entrain
Written by Ned Nugent
Published by Dolphin Safe
Publishing (100%) ASCAP
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Spectacular aerial scenes along with an intrigue about drugs trafficking
17 March 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Customs agent played by Stephen Baldwin is sent by his chief Ron Silver to a dangerous mission . He must infiltrate undercover into a band of drug dealers who deliver the dope via skydiving to sell to international narcotics mobsters . Tom Berenger is the leader of the skydiving subculture , he's a thrill-seeker , fun-loving with destructive ways . Baldwin is sucked into the cool mysticism of the sport's guru and he learns the skydiving gives him a biggest adrenaline rush than his employment as agent . Furthermore , he falls in love with a gorgeous skydiving coacher , well played by Maxime Bhans .

This solid though predictable thriller contains dazzling airborne stunts which keeps you tied on the edge of your seat . William Baldwin and Tom Berenger help raise potential actioner tale to a higher plane . If you can suspend you disbelief , this crime-adventure is just enjoyable and keep you entertained . Mind-numbing and incredible storyline written by the Manos brothers , Guy and Greg , redeemed by breathtaking skydiving scenes . Spectacular as well as colorful cinematography by Gerry Lively , a man of many talents , as he's cameraman , director and actor . The film belongs to 'Skydiving sub-genre' , whose initial outing was ¨The Gypsy Moths¨(1969) by John Frankenheimer , followed by ¨Drop zone (John Badham) , ¨Terminal velocity¨ (Deran Sarafian)¨ and its masterpiece ¨Point break¨ (Kathryn Bigelow)¨ . The motion picture was professionally directed by Guy Manos with assured and fast moving direction , he's usually in charge of aerial stunts . Action lovers will enjoy this ode to the skydiving sport, in spite of story deficiencies . Rating : Acceptable and passable , well worth seeing .


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cutaway - Jede Sekunde zählt See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Bragg, California, USA See more »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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