K2 (1991)

R  |   |  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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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K2: The Ultimate High  »

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Did You Know?


The New York production of "K2" opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York on March 30, 1983 and ran for 85 performances. Patrick Meyers wrote both the stage play and the screen play for this movie version. See more »


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


Harold: [Harold and Taylor are in a tent] Hey Taylor, you awake?
Taylor Brooks: No.
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Referenced in Incident at Loch Ness (2004) See more »


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29 November 2000 | by (allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

This movie delivers on its promise: the feeling of high adrenaline excitement. The personal lives of the characters are just fodder, but the climbing scenes are breathtaking! I also liked how the film showed the details of such an enormous undertaking, such as test-runs and problems with porters. Whoever said there were cliched aspects, come on! How many climbing movies have people seen before?

Back to the climbing scenes. The ones of the test-run mountain in the U.S. are great, with music that is truly original, and perfectly matches the visuals, giving you the feeling of being 'high'. But the scenes I like most are the ones of climbing the big mountain, especially when they break out the full ice climbing gear. It might make a difference that I've spent much time skiing in Vermont, which has somewhat of an extreme outdoors feel(moreso than Pennsylvania, anyway). I was reminded of some cool times, and felt like actually going out and learning to climb! Dont miss this one!

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