In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
Bull Mountain, Alaska, is a no frills ski resort, and the staff is a bunch of partying snowboard bums. The late founder, Papa Muntz, was famed for skiing with his backside exposed, and in fact is so memorialized by a statue. But his son, Ted, plans to sell the resort to hotshot ski mogul John Majors, who starts turning it into a slick resort, which of course has no room for most of the staff. The exception is Rick, the most serious of the bunch. But there's a complication: Rick met Majors' stepdaughter Anna on vacation in Mexico, and he's never gotten over a crush he had on her, even though she's about to marry a great guy. And Rick is also fiercely loyal to his friends. Written by
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'Out Cold' is very loosely based on 'Casablanca.' It can be seen when Rick has the flashback of him and Anna, when Rick says "Of all of the bars in all the ski towns in Alaska..." (much like "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world..."), when Anna has Luke (Sam in "Casablanca") play their song and Rick walks in and finally in one of the closing scenes when Anna gets on the plane and Rick says "We'll always have Pedro O'Horny's," which is a direct reference to Humphrey Bogart's famous, "We'll always have Paris." See more »
When the statue of Papa Muntz is sliding down the mountain at the climax of the film, you can see a cable held taut in front of the statue, controlling its descent. See more »
You're pretty good with these kids. They seem to like you.
Well, I seem to have experience dealing with immature boys.
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From a cursory glance, this movie looks like a retread of what larger names (Adam Sandler, Chris Farley) have done and failed at, but this movie is different. THIS MOVIE IS FUNNY. It is pure unclean fun and what it lacks in a "message" it more than makes up for with sharp humor.
While people may take issue with the subject matter (drugs, dick and fart jokes, boobies), the story and dialogue are exceptional. This isn't Les Miserables (or even South Park: Bigger Longer Uncut, taking jabs at society) but it is smart and witty and you'll find jokes on the third trip that you didn't see before. Give it a try--it's definitely worth your time.
8 out 10: Rated Excellent for Casablanca references, the scene on the mechanical bull, and just being absolutely fun.
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