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Terminal Velocity ★★ 1994 (PG-13)

Skydiving instructor Ditch Brodie (Sheen) thinks he sees student Chris Morrow (Kinski) plummet to her death, only it turns out she's not dead and certainly not a beginner. Upon further investigation, he finds the usual web of international intrigue descending upon him, and that the KGB definitely wants him to mind his own business. Still, he pushes on. Another no-brainer actioner with few surprises satisfies the guilty pleasures of action addicts only. 132m/C VHS, DVD . Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, James Gandolfini, Christopher McDonald, Melvin Van Peebles; D: Deran Sarafian; W: David N. Twohy; C: Oliver Wood; M: Joel McNeely.

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terminal velocity Maximum velocity attainable by a falling body or powered aircraft. It is dependent upon the shape of the body, the resistance of the air through which it is moving, and (in the case of aircraft) the thrust of the engines.

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ter·mi·nal ve·loc·i·ty • n. Physics the constant speed that a freely falling object eventually reaches when the resistance of the medium through which it is falling prevents further acceleration.