Terminal Velocity

Synopsis: Ditch Brodie is a maverick skydiving instructor. One day, a beautiful girl comes in, wanting to take her first jump. Up in the air, Ditch takes his eyes off her momentarily, then looks back to find out that she has fallen out, dying on impact. Ditch is suspicious that all is not as it seems, because he distinctly remembers hooking her static line on...
Director(s): Deran Sarafian
Production: Buena Vista
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

I tailed Kerr from the factory.

I lost him.

But I saw it land:

their Interflug 747.

An hour ago.

When I asked for Orgenov,

this asshole in Defense Ministry

said he was unavailable.

Probably blind drunk. Then he denied

that any plane had been hijacked.

So what are the tire marks

on the roof of my car?

Somewhere in the desert.

I don't know where they'll hide it.

It's too late to bring ethics

into this. Way too late.

I can't do it.

I can't!

These are our own people,

for Christ's sake.

Face reality. It's over.

They know we turned on them.

They won't sleep till we're dead.

I'm leaving Tucson.

If you're smart, so will you.

Where's your roommate?

Better tell me.

Wanna talk now or what?

Hey! Where is she?

Don't you think you were

a little rough on her?

I don't know. It'll look like she

slipped in the shower.

- What about the roommate?

- We'll be back.

Oof. This car

brings me to my knees.

- You did good up there.

- Oh, shut up.

Temperatures are already dropping,

along with the barometer... Whoa!

What on...

- Is this the bachelorette party for...

- It's Bernadette's party.

- Bernadette is eight years old today.

- Oh.

Well, in case you missed it, there

was a U.F.O. spotted over Phoenix today.

That's "Unidentified

Falling Object. "

You may remember 31-year-old Richard

Brodie from another high-profile escapade.

Last year Brodie skydived into

a football game at Sun Devils stadium...

and proceeded to pick up the ball

and run for a touchdown.

He was tackled in the end zone

by both teams.

As a result of today's stunt, police

charged the wayward skydiver...

with violating

restricted air space.

The F.A.A. is said

to be investigating.


Got a ten-room house

that overlooks the sea

Got a boss at work

who's overlookin' me...

- Polyester makin' a comeback?

- Loaner clothes. County jail.

Uh-huh. Suit with

the breakaway buttocks?

- Tryin' to pick up a little extra cash, Jo. A man's gotta eat.

- Yeah? Eat this.

F.A.A. inspection report. They hit us

with 12 safety violations last month.

That's the most for any jump center

in the country. And now, you pull this.

- Wow. The most ever?

- Yeah.

Thank you, thank you. All right, relax.

Shut up!

We're already

on the F.A.A. hit list.

You pull a stupid stunt like this,

it hurts everyone here.

Now you listen to me.

Until we pass the next inspection,

there will be no more base jumps

off of radar towers.

No more bungee jumps off construction

cranes while they're operating.

And, Ditch, no more low altitude pulls.

You're going to bounce.

Yeah. Can I use a Q-tip inside

my ear or just around the edge?

This is serious. Knock it off.

Quit kiddin' around.

All right. Ease up, Jo.

Just tell me what you need done.

Reserve chute inspections,

A.O.D. checks, pH tests.

- All the things I put on the list.

- What list?

The list I put on your desk

last week.

You put it in there?

- Hey, handsome.

- Hiya, Max. How are you?

You gonna be done soon?

Yeah, soon as I file this half

of the room and chrome that half.

Got a new student needs a lesson.

Think you can handle it?

- You better run it past Jo.

- Can't do that. Jo...

This is not you.

- Afraid so.

- This is you!

Oh, my God. I didn't know you were

one of those big gymnast guys.

How come you never showed this

to anyone? You look so cute.

- See the haircut? That's how come.

- Uh-huh.

You are so funny.

Ahem. Okay. Jo's gone into Phoenix,

and I got four phone calls on hold.

I really need you to schedule

this lesson for me, okay? Please?

All right.

Where is he?

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