|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 7 Libraries 9 of 10 copies|
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
Inside the Civic Arena, hockey fans gather for the Stanley Cup final game, including the Vice President of the United States. What they don't know is that someone is planning to blow up the building, & everyone inside, to bits.
Arenas -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Universal City, CA :Universal Home Video,1997
Baldwin, Howard, 1942- producer.
Quintano, Gene, 1946- screenwriter.
Hyams, Peter, director.
Damme, Jean-Claude van, 1960- actor.
Boothe, Powers, 1948-2017 actor.
Barry, Raymond J., 1939- actor.
Harewood, Dorian, actor.
Debney, John, composer.
Universal Pictures (Firm), production company.
Imperial Entertainment Corp., production company.
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Jean-Claude van Damme, Powers Booth, Raymond J. Barry, Dorian Harewood.
Music composed and conducted by John Debney ; editor, Steven Kemper ; director of photography, Peter Hyams.
In English, French, or Spanish with optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Videodisc release of 1995 motion picture.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 (English); Dolby digital (French & Spanish).
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.