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Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.



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At Mount Holliston, snowboarders Dan Walker, his girlfriend Parker O'Neil and his best friend Joe Lynch don't have enough money to buy lift tickets. Parker bribes Jason, a lift-worker, with one hundred dollars. When the system is nearing closure, they force Jason to let them have one last pass. However, Jason needs to resolve a problem and his colleague misunderstands his instructions and stops the lift. The trio of skier and snowboarders gets stranded on the chairlift near the top of the mountain. When they see that the lights of the ski resort had been turned off, they need to make a choice: leave the chairlift or freeze to death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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No one knows you're up there. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 March 2010 (Kazakhstan)  »

Also Known As:

Muerte en la montaña  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$131,395 (USA) (5 February 2010)


$243,390 (USA) (22 November 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When trying to find the right spot to shoot the movie, some of the crew were scouting the area from one of the chairlifts. One suggested a spot 50 feet above the ground and the chairlift, almost magically, just stopped. They knew right then and there that this was the right one. See more »


Ski resorts send "liftees" to inspect the lifts at the end of every shift to prevent this very scenario from happening. See more »


[first lines]
Joe Lynch: I don't see her.
Dan Walker: The shift changes. Just give it a couple of minutes.
Parker O'Neil: Are you sure about this?
Dan Walker: Yeah yeah, works all the time. Besides, this lady loves Lynch. Loves him.
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Referenced in Hatchet II (2010) See more »


Written by Johnny Anguish and Jason Murray
Performed by Dirt Mall
Courtesy of Daykamp Records
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enjoyable with a real sense of terror
24 March 2011 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The director (whom I didn't know before this movie) gets to generate an authentic tension from a real suspense story: the panic gripping the trio is absolutely palpable, although the strong implausibility of no one having a cellphone is not that believable. The terror due to their predicament mounts minute by minute and is made genuine by showing a harsh environment and by imposing tension on each of the characters. The cast is not famous at all but the way the story is set and the three personalities are described keeps attention and tension high and strong. I recommend it also for the wonderful location (movie shot in Utah's Rockies).

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