Drop Zone

Synopsis: A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Busey specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Snipes lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving with the help of tough-but-lovable instructor Butler so he can track them down. DIE HARD meets PASSENGER 57 meets CLIFFHANGER.
Director(s): John Badham
Production: Paramount
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

where they could have landed.

We got bodies, Pete.

The only ones beyond recognition

are the terrorists and Leedy.

Does that make any sense?

Nobody jumps at that altitude

and speed and lives, understand?

No, that's where you're wrong. Look.

A Seal team did it three years ago.

It's a set-up. I just need to figure

out how Leedy fits into this.


The Board of Review

meets in two weeks...

The Board of Review!

...to determine your responsibility.

- What responsibility?

- Listen.

The FAA's in trouble with the media,

insurance companies, relatives...

Nobody wants to hear

about skydiving from 747 s.

They want to polnt fingers,

don't you understand?

You know the SOP.

I need your badge and gun.

- You're suspending me?!

- You know the rules.

Your badge and gun, please.

I don't care.

I'm not quitting on this.

I took a team out a commercial jet.

Hostage drill scenario.

- So it can be done?

- We did it. But a 727 at 20,000ft.

It was a drill, no explosions.

A 747 at 38,000ft... I doubt it.

Plus, you got another problem...

Petty officer?

- Yes, sir?

- OK, See this? High-density metal.

Now, your terrorists

may have had a few guns stashed,

but not five parachute rigs.

Five rigs going through X-ray would

raise hell with airport security.

- Carry on.

- Sir.

With the right equipment,

it is possible.

To jump from a 747, you've got

to be very skilled or dick-brained.

- Which do you want?

- What?

Skill is a guy named Don Jagger,

world-champion skydiver.

Dick-brained is his

old partner Jessie Crossman.

- Where can I find them?

- Crossman lives close by.

Jessie Crossman?

Not today, man.

Know where I can find him?

You must be with the class.

Check upstairs.

- Thanks a lot.

- No problem, dude.

Be right out.


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Peter Barsocchini

Peter Barsocchini is an American screenwriter, author, and television producer best known for his scripts for the High School Musical series. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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