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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Among the actors considered for the part of Taylor Brooks was Al Pacino See more »

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British Columbia is spelled wrong throughout the credits ("British Colombia"). See more »

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Harold: It's beautiful
Taylor Brooks: Course it's beautiful, did you think I'd take you to an ugly mountain?
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Performed Hans Zimmer and Nick Glennie-Smith
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Cudda been a good movie
28 July 2001 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

But, of course, it wasn't. Makes the climbing of the world's 2nd highest mountain look like a real tough day hike. Cast is okay, soap opera dialogue and plot-by-the-numbers is bearable, sometimes the scenery is outstanding, but where's the technical advice? I guess an accurate depiction of an 8000+ meter climb would be a little too tedious for Hollywood. Would be merely inoffensive if they hadn't trivialized the climbing of a mountain that has claimed so many lives.


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