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Terminal Velocity (1994)

A maverick skydiver and a former KGB agent team up to stop the Russian mafia from stealing gold.

Director:

Deran Sarafian

Writer:

David Twohy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Richard 'Ditch' Brodie
Nastassja Kinski ... Chris Morrow / Krista Moldova
James Gandolfini ... Ben Pinkwater
Christopher McDonald ... Kerr
Gary Bullock ... Lex
Hans Howes ... Sam (as Hans R. Howes)
Melvin Van Peebles ... Noble
Suli McCullough Suli McCullough ... Robocam
Cathryn de Prume ... Karen (as Cathryn De Prume)
Richard Sarafian Jr. Richard Sarafian Jr. ... Dominic
Lori Lynn Dickerson Lori Lynn Dickerson ... Helicopter Newscaster
Terry Finn ... Birthday Mom
Martha Vazquez Martha Vazquez ... Newscaster
Tim Kelleher ... Jump Junkie #1
Brooke Langton ... Jump Junkie #2
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Storyline

Ditch Brodie is a maverick skydiving instructor. One day, a beautiful girl comes in, wanting to take her first jump. Up in the air, Ditch takes his eyes off her momentarily, then looks back to find out that she has fallen out, dying on impact. Ditch is suspicious that all is not as it seems, because he distinctly remembers hooking her static line on... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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If you dont't find trouble, trouble will find you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for scenes of strong action/violence, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caída libre See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,500,404, 25 September 1994

Gross USA:

$16,487,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,487,349
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ditch drives a white 1970 Dodge Challenger, an homage to the iconic white 1970 Dodge Challenger in Vanishing Point (1971), which was directed by Richard C. Sarafian, the father of this movie's director, Deran Sarafian. See more »

Goofs

In the several scenes where reserve parachutes are used, once they are inflated, a pilot chute can be seen trailing behind and attached to the top skin. Real reserve parachutes do not have the pilot chutes attached to them, the pilot chutes and deployment bags are designed to automatically disconnect after the parachutes inflates. See more »

Quotes

Richard "Ditch" Brodie: Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip!
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Crazy Credits

The song listing at the end of the credits is missing one track. Sting "This Cowboy Song" which actually plays through the credits, whoops. See more »


Soundtracks

FALLING INTO YOU
Written by Marie Clair D'Ubaldo, Rick Nowels and Billy Steinberg
Performed by Marie Claire D'Ubaldo
Courtesy of Polydor Records by arrangement with PolyGram
Special Markets
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A movie quite underrated
4 November 1999 | by TB77See all my reviews

This is one film that has not scored many good reviews, but honestly, I'm a little surprised why most movie critics has slaughtered this film all together. Myself, I think that's unfair, cause I found it absolutely enjoyable. OK, the story is a bit thin at times, but alot of films has had thinner stories than this one, and still received better reviews. Sheen doesn't act too bad in this film either, and Kinsky surprises as well. None of them are great actors, but they don't let the film down. In general, a fair action-movie, with some very spectacular skydiving-scenes. Not bad at all.


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