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Vertical Limit (2000)

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A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains.

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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

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This December. Fear will Fall. Courage will Rise. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense life/death situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,903,014 (UK) (19 January 2001)

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ESP 1,114,069,706 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The Bench brothers were based on the Burgess twins, Alan & Adrian, who are two climbers from Yorkshire, England, UK. See more »

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The range of the two-way radios the climbers were using was greatly exaggerated by the film. The small UHF stub antennas on the radios would not have a very great range, certainly not enough to be heard from within a cave to a base camp (presumably) several kilometers away, and particularly not without line of sight. See more »

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Montgomery Wick: You did the right thing to cut the rope. Any good climber would have. If Royce had had the knife, he'd have done it himself.
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So much money...so many goofs!
1 August 2001 | by (CA, USA) – See all my reviews

How can anyone spend so much money and make a picture like this? The effects were good but how many really stupid / bad things can happen in one film or one person's life. If only two of the many, many catastrophes that happened in the movie happened in real life it would be like lightning striking you twice. Everything that the actors did (pretending to be the best of the best climbers) seemed to go against them. Really, do you think a professional climber would leave his back pack where it could slide down the mountain? This is your life we're talking about. How about a nylon climbing rope that snaps two feet above the ground just after stopping a long fall. You can't see anyone's breath and it's cold up there. But the way, there aren't any open flame fires that I know of (unless the fuel contains it's own oxygen) anywhere near that altitude. Or how about a professional climber (who relies on good lungs) that smokes. Really, enough is enough!

If you can't think well you might like this movie but it you have some brains, no way! No real plot development - only special effects over and over and over...Unfortunately not even plausible special effects. Jumping a crevasse (didn't they know it was there before they took that route) and actually sticking to the other side. Come on!

I could go on and on but I won't. Nice scenery though. I like the actors but not in this movie.

Well, that's my take and thanks.


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