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

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  • Release Date: 10/13/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 13)

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

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93%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    JCVD re-unites with Director Peter Hyams

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    Willo007
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    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    enzso
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    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!!!

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    dabloomerjr
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    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.

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    ckholman
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    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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Old School Action Movie

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    BlackFridaySpecial
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    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

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    Rambo0514
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    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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pens Fan

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    Charlobby
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    Not the greatest movie, but I'm from PGH and was an extra and I love the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Brian
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    Van damme and the Pittsburgh penguins featuring hall of famer mike lange

    I would recommend this to a friend



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