Imagine Die Hard, except instead of being set in an office building, it's set in The Igloo, the former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, on the same night the Penguins play the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.
THAT MOVIE EXISTS. It's called Sudden Death, and it stars Jean Claude Van Damme as Jean Claude Van Damme, basically.
The film is probably best known for its infamous penguin fight scene, in which JCVD kills Penguins' mascot Iceburgh by way of an industrial dishwasher. (It's an absurd and overlong scene that inspired the Peter Griffin-fights-a-chicken-forever bit on Family Guy). But there's more to the movie than just JCVD fighting a giant penguin. Based on an idea by Karen Elise Baldwin, the wife of film producer and then-Penguins co-owner Howard Baldwin, Sudden Death is a non-stop thrill ride full of murder, martial arts, and mullets. And this weekend I watched it.
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