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Aspen Extreme (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama  |  22 January 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
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Gary Eimiller
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Michelle Proux
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Bill Swanson
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Todd Pounds
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Jinx Stone
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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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Two friends looking for adventure discover extreme skiing, wealth and seduction. Now they face the greatest challenge of their lives! See more »

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Action | Drama

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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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$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

Dexter Rutecki: These guys are good, Teej.
T.J. Burke: Yeah, but they're not from Detroit.
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User Reviews

 
Am I The Only One Who Found This Film Hilarious?
9 October 2007 | by (Salt Lake City, UT) – See all my reviews

Actually, I know I'm not because I've got a group of friends who watch this regularly and laugh like crazy. If they had hammed this up, like Hot Dog, it wouldn't have had a prayer but playing this ludicrous story straight up has yielded fabulous results. Franz, played by the lead singer of Spandau Ballet, is one of the greatest comic characters in film history.

There are no "rules" for unintentional comedy but there are a few elements that greatly make them watch able and Aspen Extreme has the lot. First off, good acting helps and the cast here is first rate. Berg, Gross, and Polo all deliver their over-the-top dialog as if it were penned by the Bard and the bit players are solid as well, from Franz to Karl Stoll to the Olympic hopeful from Oregon.

"What's the worst day you've ever had." "I dunno, probably the time we were arrested for stealing those telephone poles."

Secondly, nice cinematography and direction are almost essential. This film looks and feels like big budget Hollywood. It's beautiful.

Next, the soundtrack should be campy and Aspen Extreme's 80's rock track is hilarious. A perfect homage to Del Amitri. In fact, the whole movie is filled with 80s iconography even though it came out well into the 90s, "Hi, I'm Andy Mill…."

Finally, the writing has to be bad—really bad—and directed as if it were genius. The great Alan Dwan once said, in reference to comedic camp, "(sic)You can't tell your actors they're making comedy or they'll ham it up. They must believe they're making a serious film." As the above example suggests, and un-funny line on paper, when derived in the proper context, can be much funnier than if the joke actually had a punch line the made sense.

All I'm sayin' is that this film may not be Road House or Endless Love, but it's a dammed fun time and won't even need robots sitting in the front row you help you out.

"I'm not here for the party, azz hool. Zis iz my job!"


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