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K2 (1991)

A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2.

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Taylor and Harold are good friends and avid climbers. While climbing one day, they meet a man who it seems might be attempting to climb K2, the world's second-highest peak. Always pushy, Taylor bugs the man for a spot on the team, claiming that he and Harold are good enough. They may be very good, but K2 is a very tough mountain. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Between the earth and the sky lies the sheer face of adventure.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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1 May 1992 (USA)  »

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K2: The Ultimate High  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$930,655, 3 May 1992, Limited Release

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$3,106,559
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Michael Biehn's character reads Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". Biehn starred in The Art of War (2000) alongside Wesley Snipes. See more »

Goofs

When the team are around 20,000 feet and complaining about the lack of oxygen, one of the characters says: "Welcome to the death zone." In fact, the death zone refers to the altitude at which there is insufficient oxygen properly to sustain life and this is generally accepted to be above 8,000m or around 26,000 feet. See more »

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Taylor Brooks: [to Harold] H! Fuck the rules!
[starts climbing a building]
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by Zahid Tarag
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Realistic adventure movie.
5 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I liked this movie enough to having watched it three times as of now. With few exceptions, it's a realistic adventure movie - this according to a friend who has done 5000+ meter climbs - with beautiful scenery, very interestingly developing plot, personal intrigues, good humor etc. Also, the acting is generally excellent, where the two main characters are the cream of the crop.

The only thing I don't like is the kind of "Crap, we ran out of money, how do we put a quick end to this?" ending. Also, the quality of the picture is a bit "amateurish", the "home VCR" kind of quality at times with that dreaded bad contrast which makes for a "grey-biassed" picture. Not a good thing for an adventure/trek movie with beautiful scenery.

All in all, it's indeed enjoyable to watch, though. Moderately recommended. Rating: 7/10


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