Whilst crossing a ledge, 4000 feet above the earth, Gabe's friend's equipment fails to work and she slips out of his hand, falling to the ground. Almost a year later, Gabe is asked to go back to the same mountain range and rescue a group of 'stranded' people. The only catch is that these so called 'stranded' people are in fact looking for three boxes filled with $100,000,000 and they need a mountain ranger to lead them to them!! Written by
Michael Feller <Reb@magna.com.au>
Set in Colorado, but filmed in the Cortina d'Ampezzo-Dolomites mountains, because of their spectacular similarities to the Colorado Rockies. The production paid eighty million Lire to enter all mountain areas. See more »
(at around 54 mins) The temperature in the night vision goggles shows as -11C (12F). They're not dressed to deal with that weather, especially as it colder at night, with an added wind chill, and no windbreak. They'd be dead from exposure very quickly. See more »
Every time a movie comes out which features rock climbing and mountain travel/rescue, I cringe with anticipation, notepad in hand, and annoy all my friends with my nitpicking. So, let me get that out of the way first. I counted approximately 100 factual and technical errors related to geography, climbing, mountain travel and rescue. Let's just say it was atrocious, though not as bad as "Vertical Limit".
Viewed purely as a mindless action flick, I must say I was entertained. The film was visually stunning with engaging action sequences. The acting was superb- those poor bastards did all they could with their ridiculous characters and inadequate, clichéd script. Cheers to Lithgow, Stallone, and Rooker in particular.
I could be pretentious and pick the whole damn thing apart, but I think Renny Harlin did exactly what he set out to do- entertain.
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