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K2 (1991)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  1 May 1992 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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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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K2: The Ultimate High  »

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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

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

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Taylor Brooks: [to Harold] H! Fuck the rules!
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Ascent
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Performed Hans Zimmer and Nick Glennie-Smith
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One of the most realistic mountaineering movies available
28 January 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

If you have seen "Cliffhanger" and "Vertical Limit" and thought they were good mountaineering movies, "K2" might probably surprise you! As the first two are action movies based at high altitude (probably due to the lack of a decent story!), "K2" is actually a movie about mountaineering. Having read about mountaineering, done it myself and seen "Everest - the IMax movie", the realism in "K2" is astounding!

The actors are doing an impressive job on the mountains, their gear is correct, their reaction to altitude is 98% real and their pace is realistic as well.

If you are looking for "Cliffhanger 2" or "Vertical Limit 2", this is not the movie to go for. But... If you are looking for a catching mountaineering movie with breathtaking scenery and an OK storyline - go and buy "K2". It has FINALLY been released on DVD - at least in Europe.


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