Main Content

Sudden Death [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [1995]

  • SKU: 4429428
  • Release Date: 10/13/2015
  • Rating: R
Includes Digital Copy
$9.99

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers

    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 16)

    Synopsis


    Sudden Death
    Pittsburgh Penguins owner Howard Baldwin was the producer of Sudden Death, and the action is set in his hockey arena, in which the Penguins are playing the Chicago Blackhawks. Pittsburgh fire inspector Darren McCord (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is attending the game with his two children. He's quit fighting fires because of a tragedy a few years earlier involving a child he couldn't save. Also at the game is the vice-president of the United States (Raymond Barry), who is the target of a terrorist plot. The terrorist leader, an insane ex-CIA agent named Joshua Foss (Powers Boothe), has masterminded a scheme to hold the vice-president hostage in his luxury suite while demanding that payments be transferred to his account electronically at the end of each period of the game. If he doesn't get his money, he will kill one member of the vice-president's party at the end of each period, and at game's end he will order ten bombs hidden in the arena to be detonated with all 17,000 fans present. McCord discovers the plot while his daughter Emily (Whittni Wright) is kidnapped by the terrorists too. McCord must dispatch the villains and find the bombs, while saving all the hostages. Luckily, he is adept at martial arts. He fights one henchman dressed in a Penguins mascot outfit in the arena's kitchen, and another terrorist on the arena's retracting dome. At one point, McCord switches identities with a player, is sent into the game, and scores a goal. Director Peter Hyams also directed Van Damme in the blockbuster Timecop. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jean-Claude Van Damme
      Jean-Claude Van Damme - Darren McCord
    • Powers Boothe
      Powers Boothe - Joshua Foss
    • Raymond J. Barry
      Raymond J. Barry - Vice President
    • Whittni Wright
      Whittni Wright - Emily McCord
    • Ross Malinger
      Ross Malinger - Tyler McCord



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

    81%
    would recommend to a friend

    Most relevant reviews

    See all customer reviews
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      JCVD re-unites with Director Peter Hyams

      Posted
      Willo007
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      1995's Sudden Death is considered one of the last few real good action films of the 90's. The film reunited action star Jean Claude Van Damme with prolific filmmaker Peter Hyams (Outland, Narrow Margin) for the second time after the two collaborated in JCVD's biggest US box office hit TimeCop (1994). They would eventually reunite once more in 2013's Enemies Closer. Sudden Death does not mask itself as an original film, it is one of the better "Die Hard In A..." , this time a Hockey Stadium. Powers Booth turns in a magnificent performance (as usual) as the main heavy. The film does succeed at what it sets out to do, entertain. Overall if you would like to see a beautifully photographed "Die Hard In A Hockey Stadium" and watch a fantastic fight by JVCD vs a team mascot, you won’t be disappointed. The film did well at the box office even though it had to compete with Michael Mann's Heat. The film was produced and financed independently by Imperial Entertainment (who produced 1988' Black Eagle & 1990's Lionheart for JCVD) The Blu Ray itself comes with a Digital Copy of the film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It Was Okay But Could Have Been Better

      Posted
      tbm2003

      I will admit that the trailer and concept of the movie were intriguing. The problem I had with the movie was that it did not feel real enough to me. Die-Hard (the movie that started all of the imitators) felt real to me (or at least at real as action films allow). The characters and story in Die Hard were engaging from start to finish while the action sequences were just a small part of the story. Even though there were some good action scenes in Sudden Death (like the scene were McCord runs through the bleachers to try and get away from the bad guys), they tended to dominate the film. I wished that they took more time to focus the film on the characters and story instead of the action. All in all, I barely give this film 2.5 stars out of 5.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Title, Incredibly Poor Movie

      Posted
      kevman79

      'Sudden Death' is probably the most disappointing Jean Claude Van Damme movie I've seen. The film had a great trailer and cool title, so it was all the more disappointing when watching the movie and coming to find out the only real fight scene takes place between Van Damme and a woman dressed in a Pittsburgh Penguins mascot outfit, who subsequently kicks Jean Claude's butt. Dumb. Full-screen.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      enzso
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      A lot of fun! Not a classic by any means but it pulls you in from the start and doesn't let go until the finale! Definitely one of Van Dammes more entertaining movies. Just a wild ride. If you like movies like Die Hard, Passenger 57 and Cliffhanger than this is worth checking out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!!!

      Posted
      dabloomerjr
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

      One of my favorite Jean-Claude Van Damme movies that I never get tired of watching. It's a interesting movie that you have a firefighter taking down a bunch of terrorists to save his family.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A trip down memory lane.

      Posted
      ckholman
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

      I love Van Damne movies back in the 90s and really wanted to revisit this one. I had forgotten how much this reminds me of a Diehard clone. Good movie that has aged well. Recommended for those wanting a good action flick throwback to the 90s.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Old School Action Movie

      Posted
      BlackFridaySpecial
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is a good fast paced action movie. I only paid around $10 for the movie and wouldn't advise spending more but it is a good Van Damme movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent 90s action

      Posted
      Rambo0514
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Saw this in the theater as a kid and loved it. Still pretty good today. Like a lot of action movies of that era, it's a Die Hard clone. But it was one of the better ones.

      I would recommend this to a friend


    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.