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Drop Zone (1994)

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A tough cop teams up with a professional skydiver to capture a renegade computer hacker on the run from the law.

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John Badham

Writers:

Tony Griffin (story), Guy Manos (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Pete Nessip
Gary Busey ... Ty Moncrief
Yancy Butler ... Jessie Crossman
Michael Jeter ... Earl Leedy
Corin Nemec ... Selkirk
Kyle Secor ... Swoop
Luca Bercovici ... Jagger
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Terry Nessip
Rex Linn ... Bobby
Grace Zabriskie ... Winona
Robert LaSardo ... Deputy Dog
Sam Hennings ... Torski
Claire Stansfield ... Kara
Mickey Jones ... Deuce
Andy Romano ... Tom McCracken
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Storyline

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 Tom Neff <tneff@panix.com>

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Something Dangerous Is In The Air See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drop Zone -Pudotusalue See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,143,566, 11 December 1994

Gross USA:

$28,735,315

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,735,315
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Seagal was originally set to play U.S. Marshal Pete Nessip, but left the project to return as Navy SEAL Casey Rayback in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). He was reportedly offered $15 million for the role. See more »

Goofs

When Jess takes Pete up in the plane when he first meets her, two women board the plane (Jess' jump class), but when they actually jump it's two men. See more »

Quotes

[after learning the identities of three undercover DEA agents]
Ty Moncrief: These narcs are walking around somewhere thinking they're alive!
[laughs]
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Alternate Versions

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.
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Connections

Referenced in Naked Fear (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Please Don't Go
by Big Joe Williams (as Joe Williams)
Performed by Webb Wilder
Courtesy of Zoo Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
Watchable popcorn
15 September 2013 | by MaziunSee all my reviews

This movie was made at the same time as „Terminal velocity" with Charlie Sheen. Some people are complaining that one movie is a rip-off the other. To be honest I don't know who is right. I don't really care. Both movies are on the same level. Both are decent popcorn movies to kill some time. Nothing to write home about.

I have a soft spot for Gary Busey and I'm happy that he's the villain in "Drop zone" . Wesley Snipes as hero is nice , because he gives his rather generic hero some depth. You can obviously feel his pain.

The movie has some quite attractive photography and interesting music. It also gives us some insight at the skydivers community.

All in all it's not a bad way to spend a night. I give it 4/10.


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