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Avalanche (1999)

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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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Neal Meekin
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Dr. Lia Freeman
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Jack
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Kemp
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Jay Weston
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Annie (as Hilary Shepard-Turner)
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Tiny
Bill Bacon ...
Larry
John Jabaley ...
Donahue
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Peter
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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 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.

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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 »

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Edited into Ice Queen (2005) See more »

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NOW NOW
Written by Mich├ĘleVice-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)
Courtesy of Sweetersongs
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A nice action movie with parallels from today's headlines
28 February 2002 | by (Burlington VT) – See all my reviews

It still is hard to believe that PM Entertainment/Sunland Studios exited the video market after producing such great movies as this. Maybe they won't win any Academy awards but for the blue collar video fan their films were hard to beat. I liked Avalanche aka Escape From Alaska for a number of reasons. It was a believable movie given the pending oil exploration in Alsaka in real life. Ever since Seige of Firebase Gloria and Full Metal Jacket I've been a big fan of R. Lee Ermey. C. Thomas Howell is a bankable actor with a devoted video following and does a good job in this film. The character of Dr. Lia Freeman, the crusading enviornmentalist, is given real character with the personal problems exhibited by actress Caroleen Feeney. So maybe the special effects where done on a budget and people in the "biz" can pick at them but to my eye they look great. I think a lot of people will enjoy this movie for what it is, a nice action adventure film with recognizable names that draws its inspiration from today's headlines.


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