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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 ...
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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 <>

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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 »




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2 October 1999 (Taiwan)  »

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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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Good Movie, No Budget, Good Actors, Bad Script
6 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would have to say based on Hollow Point, Black Point, TimeCop 3 and Ulterior Motives, OF COURSE Griffith would do a movie like this. It's practically perfect for him. I'm not saying he's a bad actor or that the movie was particularly good. I think maybe his performance made the movie worth watching.

The story line is a bit too simple but it does have a plot and that is after all what it takes to keep most movie fans in the zone. The budget was clearly too small because there was way to much green screen. But the stunts were rather good, the lines were pretty realistic and most important of all, the acting was good. It's wasn't great but no where near bad.

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