Avalanche (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  2 October 1999 (Taiwan)
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A helicopter pilot work with a husband and his wife in the frozen North tagging foxes for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an avalanche hits the group, the husband is killed and ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Neal Meekin
Dr. Lia Freeman
Jay Weston
Annie (as Hilary Shepard-Turner)
Bill Bacon ...
John Jabaley ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Babcock ...
Pump Station Engineer
Eva Barrington ...
Douglas Fesler ...
Rescue Captain
Jerry Harper ...


A helicopter pilot work with a husband and his wife in the frozen North tagging foxes for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an avalanche hits the group, the husband is killed and only by the pilot's perseverance is the wife saved. Two years later, the wife takes on a corporation which wants to extend an oil pipeline across the tundra above Juneau. She is convinced that this will cause an avalanche on the town. Of course, she is rejected by the corporation executives. She recruits the pilot to try to aid her, but with no success. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Hell hath no fury like Mother Nature scorned.


Action | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for disaster-related action and peril | See all certifications »




Release Date:

2 October 1999 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Escape from Alaska  »

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Near the end of the movie when the airplane with Neal and Lia is crashing, the first shot of it sliding down the mountain clearly shows the tail broken off, and we also see someone outside/above the cockpit waving their arms, but in the following shots the plane is shown with the fuselage still intact (minus wings only) sliding down the mountain and the cockpit is also still intact with both people inside and in their seats. This is also the way the plane ends up in the crevice. See more »


Edited into Ice Queen (2005) See more »


Written by Michèle Vice-Maslin and David Vidal
Produced and Arranged by Michèle Vice-Maslin and David Vidal
Performed by Michèle Vice-Maslin and David Vidal
Published by Even Sweetersongs (SESAC)/Davidal (BMI)
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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Worst FX Ever!
29 October 2001 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

After starring in a movie such as Vampires one would expect Thomas Ian Griffith to not make a movie like this. It's about an evil company that builds an oil pipeline thru a snowy mountain town and causes an avalanche when it goes haywire. The avalanche FX and the terribly interwoven stock footage are the worst I've ever seen. You'll have a hot seeing how awful it is and how anyone involved with the film could allow them to be so poor. See this on TV like I did. Don't rent it. It's seriously bad. 1/10

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