Velocity Trap

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Velocity Trap
Velocity Trap.jpg
Directed by Phillip J. Roth
Produced by Christian McIntire
Ken Olandt
Phillip J. Roth
Elizabeth Weintraub
Written by Patrick Phillips
Phillip J. Roth
Starring Olivier Gruner
Alicia Coppola
Ken Olandt
Music by Jim Goodwin
Richard McHugh
Mike Slamer
Cinematography Philip D. Schwartz
Edited by Christian McIntire
Distributed by New City Releasing
Running time
89 min.
Country USA
Language English

Velocity Trap is a 1997 film, directed by Phillip J. Roth.


The main character, Ray Stokes (Olivier Gruner) is a down-on-his luck police officer on a distant, corruptly-ruled mining colony. He has already lost his wife Dana (Anna Karin) to his corrupt boss, John Dawson (Craig Wasson), not from any failure in romantic rivalry, but as part of a deal to pay off their dead daughter's medical bills: making her Dawson's "Contract Wife".

Samuel Nelson (Harry Wowchuk), an Enforcement Division chief of security, is sent to clean up the Colony's local Enforcement Division, but is killed in the course of his investigation. Stokes is framed for the murder of another ED officer, also killed by Nelson's assassin. However, Dawson is implicated in Nelson's death and wants to avoid any inquiry. He sends Stokes on a six month trip to Earth, protecting a cargo of cash. Meanwhile the crew of The Endeavour has planned to intercept the money ship while the crew are in hibernation. The interception occurs, Stokes and Beth Sheffield (Alicia Coppola), the attractive female navigator, are the only survivors of the ensuing gun play; they steal the money and buy the mining colony. The evil boss is arrested, and presumably they all live happily ever after.

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