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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.

Director:

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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Taking crime to new heights 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 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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

One of the very first feature films to use Kodak's then new film stock 5298. See more »

Goofs

Ty and his team were supposed to be landing and infiltrating the "DEA Building" in Washington DC. We know this building is supposedly 27 stories high as one of the agents in the building hit the button in the elevator for Floor 27. No building in DC is that high, with the exception of the Washington Monument. See more »

Quotes

Ty Moncrief: Let me tell you about Jagger. He betrayed you. He left you in prison to rot like jailbait.
Ty Moncrief: This
[Kara]
Ty Moncrief: is his girlfriend. You meant nothing to him.
Ty Moncrief: He's dead. You're on the wrong team.
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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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Soundtracks

Senor Matanza
by Manu Chao (as Jose Manuel Chao), Philippe Teboul, Santiago Casariego (as Santiago Casariego),
Thomas Darnal & Tomas Arroyos-Valle
Performed by Mano Negra
Courtesy of Virgin France S.A.
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A movie I love
29 August 2005 | by AlexRemSee all my reviews

Although it's utterly ridiculous, I really, really enjoy this movie. Badham is a fine, if underrated action/thriller director; WarGames is great, Nick of Time is good, and his other notable movies include Stakeout, Saturday Night Fever, and The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings. He keeps Drop Zone moving quickly enough that suspended disbelief doesn't lift, which is a good thing considering that the bad guys are rogue skydivers. Seriously. Fortunately, the head bad guy is played by Gary Busey, who could make an interior decorator evil.

There's some great aerial photography, and it makes skydiving look awesome. It's extremely well-paced, the supporting cast is likable, and the script is enjoyably amusing. Snipes is one of the premier action stars of his generation, and his presence alone can elevate a movie from the mediocre to the above average. And Yancy Butler is absolutely smoking. End of story.

This movie is actually one of the more compulsively watchable to be released at the end of the action movie renaissance of the mid-'80s to mid-'90s. I'd watch it right now, even though I just saw it last night. My definition of a good movie.


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