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Vertical Limit (2000)

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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Cast

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Royce Garrett
Augie Davis ...
Aziz
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Colonel Amir Salim
Alejandro Valdes-Rochin ...
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Ali Hasan
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Ed Viesturs ...
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Storyline

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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The Mountain Will Decide. 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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8 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Límite vertical  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,507,845, 10 December 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,243,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,663,859
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the opening scene you can hear the echo of the actors' voices as in a recording studio while they are talking to each other hanging from a cliff. See more »

Quotes

Skip: How about it Mal? You and Cyril have been up there before.
Malcolm Bench: No. I mean why would we want to leave this place?
Cyril Bench: Luxurious accomodation. Fine cuisine.
Malcolm Bench: Sultry weather. Frostbite's off my dick.
Cyril Bench: I reckon we should wait until they chuck in a ski lift.
Malcolm Bench: Good idea. Imagine coming to the Himalayas and actually having to do some climbing. Especially when you have to complete your autobiography.
Cyril Bench: And rustle up those all important endorsements. You wankers! What's bloody wrong with you?
Cyril BenchMalcolm Bench: We're in.
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Connections

References Cliffhanger (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

MacArthur Park
Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Chris O'Donnell and Stuart Wilson
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Everything you expect
13 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

What is wrong with these people who want every movie to be like gone with the wind? or Titanic? When I went to the theater to see Vertical Limit, i got everything i wanted to see, great action sequences, great special FX, a few funny moments, and not a bad story. Sure some of the scenes were pretty incredible and unbelievable, but if you want a movie about reality, or believability, watch your home movies!! I really enjoyed this movie and I am telling everyone to see it, but to see it for what it is, a great action flick. Some people are just too picky about everything and should just relax and try to enjoy a movie once in a while instead of trying to pick it apart.


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