Taylor and Harold are good friends and avid climbers. While climbing one day, they meet a man who it seems might be attempting to climb K2, the world's second-highest peak. Always pushy, ... See full summary »
A high-adrenaline tale of young climber Peter Garrett, who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world's second highest peak. Confronting both his own limitations and the awesome power of nature's uncontrollable elements, Peter risks his life to save his sister, Annie, and her summit team in a race against time. The team is trapped in an icy grave at 26,000 feet - a death zone above the vertical limit of endurance where the human body cannot survive for long. Every second counts as Peter enlists the help of a crew of fellow climbers, including eccentric, reclusive mountain man Montgomery Wick, to ascend the chilling might of the world's most feared peak to save her. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Two characters in the movie, Tom McLaren and Frank Williams, are named after successful Formula One (auto-racing) teams. The latter even has the same name as the team manager. See more »
The boiling nitroglycerin in the shed, on the floor, around the boot. See more »
Can you climb?
Peter wants to know if I can climb!
Worst I ever seen. Couldn't climb a ladder.
You're that good, huh?
Yes... But it was a very tall ladder.
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I suppose some action junkies may find something likeable in this movie. For the rest of us, and for those who want a choice mountain climbing movie with plenty of good scenery and plot twists - go watch "K2" instead of this movie.
Nothing can save Vertical Limit from itself. Not the star cast. Not the scenery. Not the action.
The plot is sophomoric and very predictable, the acting is marginal, many of the scenes are obvious fakes, and the action sequences are less than one would hope for.
Its obvious that the producer had one thing in mind - explosions on a mountain - and forgot to add a believable plot or credible acting. Save your $. There are plenty of action movies to choose from which are better than this film. And if you want climbing - 'K2' kicks this film's booty.
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