UN's secretary general uses covert operations to help diplomacy along. Shaw's called back 6 months after one such operation. He witnesses the murder of Chinese UN ambassador at UN, NYC, chases the assassin and ends up a suspect.
A young woman is murdered in the White House. Homicide detective Regis/W.Snipes investigates while Secret Service works against him. He's assigned agent Chance/D.Lane. She eventually cooperates after a man's framed.
When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.
Dean has PTSD after a wet-job gone bad in Bosnia. Waiting for his police girlfriend at a diner, some bad guys inject him with a hallucinogen. It sends him back to traumatic experiences in Bosnia and he reacts violently.
A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Busey specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Snipes lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving with the help of tough-but-lovable instructor Butler so he can track them down. DIE HARD meets PASSENGER 57 meets CLIFFHANGER.Written by
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A scene that was deleted where Nessip attends Terry's funeral, was featured in the theatrical trailer. See more »
The shot when we see Selkirk deploy his canopy that malfunctions is obviously reversed. He deploys with his left hand instead of his right and his cut-away pillow and reserve handle or on opposite sides to the correct position. See more »
[after learning the identities of three undercover DEA agents]
These narcs are walking around somewhere thinking they're alive!
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All UK versions were originally cut for violence by the BBFC.This cut version was released in Europe and Australia. The footage missing includes:
The stamp to Swoop's face has been removed in the toilet scene.
The sound effects in the ensuing fight have been reduced in volume.
Kara having a photocopier machine lid slammed down upon her head has also been cut to remove the second shot of her bloodied face on the glass.
When we see the photocopies of her dead face coming out of the machine, the number of sheets that come out has been reduced.
Drop Zone is pretty much your typical action movie - at least plot wise. Wesley Snipes turns in another passenger 57ish performance, not great but competent. and Gary Busey is always competent playing a guy you always want to die no matter how bad the plot gets.
The movie however, is worth watching more than other bland action movies because firstly, the skydiving scenes are shot wonderfully. The cinematographer and the stuntpeople (unless thats Snipes in a free fall, which i doubt) are the true stars of this one. I really enjoyed watching the skydiving sequences in this movie.
plot wise, the movie kinda plods along, not a whole lot of suspense but enough of a story to keep people entertained. I think its worth watching at least once, purely for the skydiving and action sequences.
Also, besides being a fairly competent actress - one I can actually believe skydives - Yancy Butler is really hot.
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