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Joshua Foss
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Joshua Foss in Sudden Death
Name: Joshua Foss
Hair color: Black
Nationality: United States of America
Profession: Former US government agent/Terrorist Leader
Status: Deceased
Cause of death: Helicopter crash caused by Darren McCord
Played by: Powers Boothe
Film: Sudden Death
"Dead heroes get the best funerals."
―Joshua Foss [src]

Joshua Foss was a conniving former CIA agent who took over Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the main antagonist of the 1995 thriller, Sudden Death.

Foss is displayed as a cruel and heartless yet intelligent traitor who had little to no remorse for his selfish and murderous actions. He was portrayed by Frailty's Powers Boothe.

Character Biography[]

DHS- Powers Boothe in Sudden Death

Foss is a former CIA official, now a terrorist leader, who holds Vice President Daniel Binder and various other VIPs hostage in a luxury suite at the Civic Arena. He had previously wired the arena with explosives and intends to detonate them at the end of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. During this time, he would have millions of dollars wired to his off-shore accounts.

Firefighter Darren McCord is forced to make the game go into overtime in order for him to save his children from Foss.

At the end of the film, Foss disguises himself and tries to escape, but Darren's daughter Emily recognizes him. Foss captures her and Darren gives chase, eventually confronting him at the top of the arena. Foss manages to climb into a helicopter but before he can get away, Darren shoots the pilot dead. With no one to steer it, the helicopter falls into the arena, with the screaming Foss still inside, and crashes into the ice before exploding.