John Badham's DROP ZONE successfully transposes POINT BREAK to the world of sky-diving. While star Wesley Snipes hasn't yet mastered the insouciant delivery that 90s action flicks seem to demand, the film's action set-pieces are effective and the macho mystique of the skydiving subculture
is appealingly sketched.
Aboard a commercial airliner, U.S. Marshall Pete Nessip (Snipes) and his brother Terry (a beefed-up Malcolm-Jamal Warner) are escorting criminal computer wizard Earl Leedy (Michael Jeter) to a high-security prison. When an apparent terrorist hijack attempt blows a hole in the plane, through
which Leedy and the terrorists, as well as Terry, are sucked...