A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside named Dante's Peak after a long dormant volcano, which has recently been named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.
Jamie Renée Smith
James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.
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
Ben Daniels was offered a role but turned it down. See more »
One exploding cylinder of nitro results in a fireblast of hundreds of meters up a cliff (scene where Monique is hanging), but when an _entire crate_explodes (later at the army depot), only the unreinforced storage building is completely gone, and the surroundings are lightly damaged. See more »
[to Tom McLaren about Annie Garrett's order to dicontinue their climb]
I mean, did you really think she was gonna lift up her skirt and pull her panties down? Come on man, don't crap out on me now.
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Do climbers really decide who to sacrifice like this?
Okay, this is a pretty bad movie, as most of the comments here will indicate. But, there is one thing I was left wondering about: do climbers who are hanging on an overloaded support system routinely cut some of the group loose to fall and die in order to maybe save the rest? This plot device gets used twice in this movie. Interestingly enough, it seems to be the first course of action people think of. We'll try to swing around a bit, but then just cut that old load, sorry Dad, and we're all okay. But, at the same time it's considered evil to withhold a limited lifesaving miracle drug from the seriously injured member of a group who is not likely to survive anyway, (having "expendible cast member" tattooed across his forehead).
Didn't this film have to have someone who actually climbed to create the action sequences? Didn't they every complain about the stupidities? Heck, I'm not a climber at all, but I've seen enough National Geographic to recognize many of the stupidities in this film.
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