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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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Montgomery Wick's name is an obvious reference to Thomas Montgomerie and Jim Wickwire. Montgomerie discovered K2, and Jim Wickwire was the first American to climb K2. Wickwire also lost several toes on the mountain, similar to the character Montgomery Wick. See more »

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In the opening, Annie (the third person) was belaying Peter (the second) up the pitch he was climbing. In a three person rope team, the leader would belay the second person up, not the third. Because Annie was belaying Peter, Peter was essentially on lead and should have been placing protection on his way up. In addition, since his father already led that pitch, the gear that he placed should have still been in the crack. See more »

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Skip: What the hell are you doing?
Malcolm Bench: I'm trying to kiss my ass goodbye.
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Performed by Chris O'Donnell and Stuart Wilson
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Factual Limits
11 December 2001 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Dear Lord, what an awful movie! The characters are all the usual clichés. There is a total disregard for science, physics, and common sense. Gee, how can we make this exciting... I know, let's strap Nitro on their backs for some reason! Let's make them click radios instead of talking. Let's take every plot device out of every other action movie and see if we can fit it in! Shucks, you sure we can't have a car chase?

And I hate the Nitro crapola that Hollywood seems to come up with. Yes, if you even sneeze it will explode! How did they get it there to start with then? Who knows. And if anyone thinks ANYONE uses liquid Nitro for ANY purpose, they should research where the funds for the Nobel prizes come from.

What a piece of crap.


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