Michael Cooper (Wagner) launches a daring rescue mission to save his wife, daughter and the other occupants of a ski lodge hit by an avalanche and engulfed in snow.



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Cast overview:
Michael Cooper
Emily Cooper
Reno Riley
John J. Fleming ...
Karl (as John Fleming)
Mike Graybeal ...
Phil Coccioletti ...
Frank T. Wells ...
Edsel Hughes ...
Celeste Oliva ...
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The management of a ski resort blatantly ignores a local expert's warning that a mass of snow has build up which is just waiting to come down the ski slopes in a terrible avalanche. Instead of clearing the endangered area, skiers are allowed to remain 'for the rest of the day'. Nature doesn't wait till after business hours, so the crystallized wave rushes down and crushes everything on its path, including a brand new hotel; among the guests is the architect Michael Cooper's own family, which now tries to remember the plans well enough to find the way out, as he tries to instruct the rescue operation above, where a second, even larger avalanche is expected. Written by KGF Vissers

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A thundering roar. A flash from above. A family buried alive. Now, can a mother's spirit and a father's courage save them before it is too late?


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1 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Trapped: Beneath the Snow  »

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After the first avalanche, several characters arise from under, at most, half an inch of snow, brush themselves off and get out, when in reality they would have been buried several feet below the snow. See more »

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Suspenseful, action filled, but little reality.
2 March 2007 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

Trapped: buried alive brings us to a resort that has just opened, and is soon to close.

We start with a guy in gear blowing up drifts, to avoid the possibility of avalanches. somehow, that doesn't make sense. anyways, he's about to blow away one particularly big one, when he notices the resort is open. despite his best efforts, higher authority tells him his day is over.

soon, as everyone expects, an avalanche hits.

Look, i'm not gonna reveal any more, all i can say is this was a B-movie designed for the family channel (which i just saw it on, and the fact it had no commercials proves it's a B-movie) anyways, it's a pretty decent film, but it's partially unreal.

firsthand, when people are buried by ice and snow, they're buried. not just traced by powder. or, what about a CD for a screwdriver? it's not possible. and finally, what i can't stress enough, is that an explosion cannot stop a avalanche, guaranteed.

furthermore, it's worth a rental or a TV viewing, but not owning. 7/10.

The movie is rated PG, but maybe it should have received something a little more strong. a boy nearly loses his foot in an elevator, but his leg is cut around the ankle, a guy is toasted by electricity and diesel, and in the weight room, dead people are laying around.


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