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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Jay Weston
Annie (as Hilary Shepard-Turner)
Bill Bacon ...
John Jabaley ...
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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 »




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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 MichèleVice-Maslin / Michael Garvin / Kim Tribble
Produced and Arranged by Maslin / Michael Garvin / Kim Tribble
Published by Even Sweetersongs (SESAC)/Michael Garvin Music (BMI)/Brian's Dream (ASCAP)
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decent action flick
7 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

first off this is not a horrible movie as most of you in these discussion boards have pointed out,, do I care that polar bears don't go as far south as Juneau,, no I really don't care.. most people won't ever even know the difference till some people decide to nit-pick a movie to death. Thomas Ian Griffith did a great job with the movie,, to bad the female lead was awful,, liked R. Lee Ermey's character. John Ashton was good to. I loved all of the wonderful Alaskan scenery as depicted in the movie. and yes the polar bears south of Juneau too, the storyline was great.. about the Pipeline, being built by a company knowing that it sits right on an area where avalanches are prone to happen, great action in this one. plot pretty good,, I just wish people wouldn't be so harsh on a movie like this.

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