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High Ice (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  7 January 1980 (USA)
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A park ranger clashes with an egotistical army officer over how to handle a rescue operation to save three rock climbers stranded on a high elevation ledge of a mountain in Washington state.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glencoe MacDonald
Tony Musante ...
Lt. Col. Harris Thatcher
Dr. Pittman
Gretchen Corbett ...
James G. Richardson ...
Allison Argo ...
Lt. Zack Hawkins
MSgt. Lomax
James Canning ...
Lt. Foster
James Kaufman ...
Lt. Foley
Ranger Boyd (as Dan Chambers)
Byron Patt ...
Ranger Lawson
Jeffrey Prather ...
Zachary Lewis ...


David Janssen plays a grizzled national park rescue worker who clashes with a rival rescuer over each other's conduct in order to take the credit when they have to rescue some mountain climbers stranded on a high elevation glacier. Written by Anonymous

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7 January 1980 (USA)  »

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Dødsfjellet  »

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23 January 2010 | by (long island) – See all my reviews

I picked this very boring movie up for less than a buck on VHS . . . and I paid too much for it!! David Janssen, Tony Musante & Dorian Harewood are all decent actors -- and they try very hard here -- but this made-for-TV film is just excruciating to watch. The rest of the cast is horrible -- especially the "actors" who get stranded on the mountain -- and half the footage is helicopters just hovering around. Horribly dated and completely useless flashbacks do nothing except add to the film's running time, a very long 97 minutes. Pretty terrible direction and even worse editing just sink this production.

The Vestron Video VHS print (which this was) might be a theatrical version of the film: there's brief nudity during the flashbacks. (The nudity doesn't help add any interest either!)

Thank God for the fast forward button on my remote.

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