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Sudden Death (1995)

A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

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Kathi
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Mrs. Ferrara
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Steve Aronson ...
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Jennifer D. Bowser ...
Joan
Pat Brisson ...
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Some terrorists kidnap the Vice President of the United States and threaten to blow up the entire stadium during the final game of the NHL Stanley Cup. There is only one way and one man to stop them... Written by Volker Boehm

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for a substantial amount of strong violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Muerte súbita  »

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Trivia

The role of Emily McCord was originally offered to Mara Wilson, but her parents forbade her from accepting it, due to the script's violent content. See more »

Goofs

The break before the start of overtime is shown as a brief intermission with the teams on the benches, which is correct for the regular NHL season. However, in a tied playoff game, the teams head to their locker rooms for a normal length intermission. The Penguins probably would have noticed that their locker room had been riddled with bullets and the bodies of a few bad guys on the floor. See more »

Quotes

McCord: [their last conversation, until the end of the movie] ... Don't you move. If you need to piss, you sit here and go in your pants; it'll serve you right. But, if the dome is falling down around your ass, *Don't move*! Understand?
Tyler: Sure, I'll remember.
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Referenced in Friends: The One After the Superbowl: Part 2 (1996) See more »

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Review of Sudden Death
25 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

OK, let's be straight forward. This is not Oscar material. It's a typical hostage movie similar to the Die Hard series. There are some pretty decent action sequences and some that just don't plain make any sense and, after you see them, you will be left kinda confused. Having said that, this is a good movie. The best part about this movie is, surprisingly, the bad guy. Powers Boothe plays the lead terrorist and he plays it well. At times you root for him because he plays the part so well. Unfortunately, it's hard to root against this guy because of his wise-ass attitude, but some of his quotes are memorable and quite amusing. (Example: To the vice president "I voted for you. I really did. It's your sincerity and compassion. However there may be a need to kill someone else. Now we're gonna make this work or we're gonna die trying!") This is a typical Van Damme film except in this one he plays a little hockey. This movie, albeit a bit done-before, is surrounded by an entertaining cast that propels this from a 5 to a 7.


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