Trapped: Buried Alive (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  1 February 2002 (USA)
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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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Edsel Hughes ...
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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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I can't figure out how anyone can get a budget for a movie this bad. It's like the TV station are desperate for anything, anything at all. They're buried underneath a bunch of snow, the electricity constantly flashes on and off, yet magically there is a background light that stays constant. Where does all this (fake) light come from? That, and all that stupid bickering between the characters. They seem to be more interested in complaining to each other than trying to invent ways to survive. It tries to create that feel of emergency and people helping. But because it's such bad directing and acting, you will not your Florence Nightingale fix with this flick, sorry. I'm joining the negative feedback, and I concur that this is one of the worst movies ever.

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