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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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rescue | k2 | death | urination | suffocation | See more »

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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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Limite Vertical  »

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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 first time director Martin Campbell has ever filmed anything in his home country of New Zealand. 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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Cyril Bench: That's a bloody great idea. Smoking next to the nitro. Although, bro and I always hoped that you'd blow us.
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References The Wages of Fear (1953) See more »

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Written by Annie Roboff, Bekka Bramlett and Billy Burnette
Performed by Bekka & Billy
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Gag - this movie stinks. Go watch "K2" instead
29 May 2001 | by (Orlando) – See all my reviews

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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