Drop Zone (1994)

Drop Zone DVD

Paramount Pictures
Starring:
 Wesley Snipes, Michael Jeter
Directed by: John Badham

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Pete Nessip (Wesley Snipes) is a suspended FBI agent on the trail of a fugitive computer hacker (Michael Jeter) sprung by a group of ruthless parachuting criminals.

Kitty Cameos: In the beginning of the film the incarcerated computer expert, Earl Leedy (Michael Jeter) is seen as he enters the exercise area. He carries a bundled up newspaper over towards a drainage culvert, calling for some kitties. A long-haired orange tabby named Buford and a short-haired gray tabby kitten named Betty rush to meet him.

Drop Zone - long-haired orange tabby Buford and grey tabby kitten Betty running from culvert

Leedy greets the cats and then calls for a third cat, a long-haired white cat named Agnes.

Drop Zone - Leedy Michael Jeter with long-haired orange tabby Buford and grey tabby kitten Betty

Drop Zone - Leedy Michael Jeter with long-haired orange tabby Buford grey tabby kitten Betty and white cat Agnes

Leedy feeds the cats some scraps and pets and talks to them, not realizing that a prison thug is coming up behind him with a shank.

Drop Zone - Leedy Michael Jeter hugging white cat Agnes with long-haired orange tabby Buford

As the man lunges at Leedy the cats scatter (well, all except for Betty, who continues eating).

Drop Zone - ariel shot of Leedy Michael Jeter being attacked with long-haired orange tabby Buford grey tabby kitten Betty and white cat Agnes

Leedy is saved by a prison guard and the FBI is brought in. Agent Nessip and his brother Terry (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) are shown Leedy who is sitting in a room holding Agnes. They are told they need to transport Leedy to a safe place so he can stand trial. Terry asks if they have to take the cats as well.

Drop Zone - Leedy Michael Jeter in window hugging white cat Agnes

Drop Zone - Nessip Wesley Snipes and Terry Malcom-Jamal Warner looking in window at Leedy Michael Jeter hugging white cat Agnes

Sure enough the cats are seen being loaded in carriers onto the plane. The flight does not go as planned, though, with bombs going on and people falling out. No word on what happened to the cats, though.

Drop Zone - long-haired orange tabby Buford grey tabby kitten Betty and white cat Agnes being loaded onto plane

Final Mewsings: The kitties should have had their own little parachutes.


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