Terminal Velocity

Terminal Velocity

Director: Deran Sarafian

Cast: Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, James Gandolfini

     
 

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Party-hard skydiving teacher Ditch Brodie (Charlie Sheen) has a knack for getting himself into trouble, but his booze-babes-and-planes shenanigans hardly prepare him for an international plot that pits Brodie and a mysterious KGB agent against a post-Cold War Russian villain called Kerr (Chris McDonald) and an American heavy named Ben Pinkwater (James Gandolfini).… See more details below

Overview

Party-hard skydiving teacher Ditch Brodie (Charlie Sheen) has a knack for getting himself into trouble, but his booze-babes-and-planes shenanigans hardly prepare him for an international plot that pits Brodie and a mysterious KGB agent against a post-Cold War Russian villain called Kerr (Chris McDonald) and an American heavy named Ben Pinkwater (James Gandolfini). Aerial set pieces alternate with tongue-in-cheek flirtation and conspiracy-theory suspense as Brodie meets a beautiful new student, Chris Morrow (Nastassja Kinski), then must try to explain to the authorities how he allowed her to fall out of a plane to her death. Soon Brodie -- on the run from both Kerr and the police -- begins to realize that in espionage, as in romance, often nothing is as it seems.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
This cheeky action thriller allowed Charlie Sheen to poke fun at his bad-boy image at a time when his reputation, if not his box-office reliability, was in decline, resulting in a film that's far more watchable than it has any right to be. It doesn't hurt that Nastassja Kinski, beginning her own career rehabilitation, also gets to make light of her softcore Eurotrash past as a sexy skydiving neophyte who isn't what she seems. The plot's fairly involved, but generally comprehensible, while the aerial sequences prove more believable and better shot than similar scenes in such CGI-driven blockbusters as Mission: Impossible; it's amazing what real live stunt men can do. Screenwriter and executive producer David N. Twohy, who had previously scribed Alien 3 and would go on to team with Sheen for 1996's similarly workmanlike The Arrival, shows the same grasp of genre conventions and how to tweak them that he would display with 2000's impressive sci-fi psychodrama Pitch Black. Future Sopranos star James Gandolfini even shows up in a typical villain role, making Terminal Velocity a study in the watchable work that can be done by folks who are past their peak or haven't reached it yet.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2012
UPC:
0683904630940
Original Release:
1994
Source:
Mill Creek Ent
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:42:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlie Sheen Richard "Ditch" Brodie
Nastassja Kinski Chris Morrow
James Gandolfini Ben Pinkwater
Christopher McDonald Kerr
Gary Bullock Lex
Hans Howes Sam
Melvin Van Peebles Noble
Cathryn de Prume Karen
Richard Sarafian Dominic
Jeff Daniels Actor
Suli McCullough Robocam
Terry Finn Birthday Mom
Tim Kelleher Jump Junkie #1
Tim Lounibos Jump Junkie #3
Sofia Shinas Broken Legs
John Meier Gunman #2
Sam Smiley Corvette Owner
Kurek Ashley Cargo Pilot
Rance Howard Stunt Pilot/chuck
Michael Gaughan FAA Inspector #2
Sandy Gibbons Greyhound Clerk

Technical Credits
Deran Sarafian Director
William D. Barber Camera Operator
Bobby Bass Stunts
Joan Bradshaw Co-producer,Production Manager
Eddie Braun Stunts
Jeff Brockton Stunts
William H. Burton Stunts
Billy Burton Stunts
Keith Campbell Stunts
Poppy Cannon-Reese Costumes/Costume Designer
Lawrence James Cavanaugh Special Effects
John Connor Cinematographer
Robert W. Cort Executive Producer
Kevin Donnelly Special Effects
Tom Engelman Producer
Daniel Epper Stunts
Ted Field Executive Producer
Kimberly Greene Makeup
Dana Hee Stunts
Tom Hili Stunts
Frank Holgate Cinematographer
Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Doug Hubbard Special Effects
Sarah Knowles Art Director
Scott Kroopf Producer
Moshe Levin Camera Operator
Terry Liebling Casting
David Luckenbach Camera Operator
Joel McNeely Score Composer
Jerry Meyers Special Effects
Stephan Vonhase Mihalik Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles Minsky Cinematographer
Donald M. Morgan Cinematographer
Rick Morris Sound Editor
Jim Nickerson Stunts
George Parra Asst. Director
Peck Prior Editor
Bill Roe Cinematographer
Beth A. Rubino Set Decoration/Design
Steve Santosusso Stunts
David Snyder Production Designer
David N. Twohy Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Frank J. Urioste Editor
Jeanne Van Phue Makeup
Gabriela Velasquez Asst. Director
Stephan Vonhase Sound Mixer
John Warnke Set Decoration/Design
Michael Wilhoit Sound Editor
Oliver Wood Cinematographer
Christopher F. Woods Special Effects Supervisor
Robert Yannetti Asst. Director

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