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Aspen Extreme (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 22 January 1993 (USA)
T.J. and his friend Dexter quit their jobs in Detroit to become ski-instructors in Aspen. While T.J. advances to the most popular instructor of the school during the season, he has to take ... See full summary »

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Cast

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T.J. Burke
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Dexter Rutecki
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Bryce Kellogg
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Dave Ritchie
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Karl Stall
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Franz Hauser
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Rudy Zucker
Tony Griffin ...
Gary Eimiller
Julie Royer ...
Michelle Proux
Patrick T. Johnson ...
Bill Swanson
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Todd Pounds
Gary Eimiller ...
Jinx Stone
Andy Mill ...
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T.J. and his friend Dexter quit their jobs in Detroit to become ski-instructors in Aspen. While T.J. advances to the most popular instructor of the school during the season, he has to take care for Dexter, who's future is less bright and who's eventually thinking about jobbing as drug courier - bringing their friendship to a test. Meanwhile the rich business woman Brice supports T.J. in his writing ambitions and invites him to live at her home. But in her absence he falls in love with the stunningly beautiful blond radio moderator Robin. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Skiing's the easy part. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language, drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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22 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A léc hátán is megélnek  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,041,049 (USA)
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Trivia

The radio station in the movie, KSPN, is a real radio station in Aspen. The equipment used for the KSPN studio, however, was actually outdated and unused equipment from KMTS in nearby Glenwood Springs. See more »

Goofs

T.J. and Dex's entry numbers at the beginning of the Aspen Ski Instructor hiring clinic start out as 31 (T.J.) and 32 (Dex), then change to 36 (T.J.) and 38 (Dex) as they begin to perform aerials on the moguls, then change back to 31 and 32 as they finish. See more »

Quotes

T.J. Burke: Skiing's the easy part, Carl.
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Referenced in Californication: The Way of the Fist (2012) See more »

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The Best Inside You
Written and Performed by David Baerwald
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not as horrible as 4.7 suggests
6 August 2001 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Bored and not able to sleep, I caught this film on late night television last night. I was intrigued by the opening credits, especially when I saw the names of fine Canadian actor Paul Gross and another favourite Trevor Eve, who starred in the wonderful British mystery series Heat of the Sun. I am also a fan of the old Chicago Hope, and it was nice to see Peter Berg in a very different role.

I am not a ski buff, and this film is not Citizen Kane. However, I found myself enjoying this flawed piece of work very much. Sure, the plot is goofy, implausible, predictable, and full of discontinuities. But I genuinely liked the heroes, took pleasure in their successes, felt sadness in their setbacks. Other reviewers have commented already on the gorgeous location photography and the skiing.

With commercials, this film ran almost 2.5 hours on TV, and I had little difficulty sitting through it. Sure, we all knew there would be a happy ending and the good guy would get the girl, but it still was an enjoyable bit of viewing on the way.

Worth a look if you are not a ski buff but like mindless romance/action. Must-see if skiing is your life.


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