Darren McCord takes his two kids to a Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League play- off game.
Unbeknown to him, the sports arena has been taken over by terrorists, who are holding the Vice President of the United States, as well as many other high-ranking officials hostage.
Darren later becomes the only one who is aware of the situation. And, the stakes are raised when the terrorists announce that they will blow-up the building at the end of the game.
Therefore, Darren must not only subdue the terrorists, but postpone the game and send it to overtime.....
Oh yes, the film is silly, and full of gaping plot holes, but for heavens sake, it's a really fun movie with a really good performance from Van Damme (his relationship with his children is spot on), and Powers Boothe, looking like he's having the time of his life as the villain.
It's a shame though that the movie was released at the time it was. The Die Hard in a..... Sub genre had been way over done, and Van Damme was becoming less successful at the box office.
As well as being very funny in places, it's also quite sadistic in the fact that the terrorists literally don't care who they kill. Elderly women, Wives, and head cooks, no one is safe.
The films edited really well, and the action scenes look good and never get too over the top, despite the fact Van Damme has a fight with a giant penguin.
In my opinion it's his best film of the nineties and it never gets boring, thanks to Boothe and a great performance from Van Damme.
If you've never seen a Van Damme film and are not Into martial arts movies, this is for you.