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Aspen Extreme (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 22 January 1993 (USA)
T.J. and his friend Dexter quit their jobs in Detroit to become ski-instructors in Aspen. While T.J. advances to the most popular instructor of the school during the season, he has to take ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Gross ... T.J. Burke
Peter Berg ... Dexter Rutecki
Finola Hughes ... Bryce Kellogg
Teri Polo ... Robin Hand
William Russ ... Dave Ritchie
Trevor Eve ... Karl Stall
Martin Kemp ... Franz Hauser
Stewart Finlay-McLennan ... Rudy Zucker
Tony Griffin Tony Griffin ... Gary Eimiller
Julie Royer Julie Royer ... Michelle Proux
Patrick T. Johnson Patrick T. Johnson ... Bill Swanson
William McNamara ... Todd Pounds
Gary Eimiller Gary Eimiller ... Jinx Stone
Andy Mill Andy Mill ... Himself
Bill Ferrell ... Official
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T.J. and his friend Dexter quit their jobs in Detroit to become ski-instructors in Aspen. While T.J. advances to the most popular instructor of the school during the season, he has to take care for Dexter, who's future is less bright and who's eventually thinking about jobbing as drug courier - bringing their friendship to a test. Meanwhile the rich business woman Brice supports T.J. in his writing ambitions and invites him to live at her home. But in her absence he falls in love with the stunningly beautiful blond radio moderator Robin. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Skiing's the easy part. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language, drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A léc hátán is megélnek See more »

Filming Locations:

Aspen, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,041,049
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The radio station in the movie, KSPN, is a real radio station in Aspen. The equipment used for the KSPN studio, however, was actually outdated and unused equipment from KMTS in nearby Glenwood Springs. See more »

Goofs

At 41 minutes when T.J. and Dexter are doing their downhill run, they can be seen skiing over the same snow ledge twice. See more »

Quotes

Dexter Rutecki: These guys are good, Teej.
T.J. Burke: Yeah, but they're not from Detroit.
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Soundtracks

Minuet
Written by Luigi Boccherini (as Boccherini)
Arranged and Performed by Charlotte Georg (as Les Peel)
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not as horrible as 4.7 suggests
6 August 2001 | by LeFreak-5See all my reviews

Bored and not able to sleep, I caught this film on late night television last night. I was intrigued by the opening credits, especially when I saw the names of fine Canadian actor Paul Gross and another favourite Trevor Eve, who starred in the wonderful British mystery series Heat of the Sun. I am also a fan of the old Chicago Hope, and it was nice to see Peter Berg in a very different role.

I am not a ski buff, and this film is not Citizen Kane. However, I found myself enjoying this flawed piece of work very much. Sure, the plot is goofy, implausible, predictable, and full of discontinuities. But I genuinely liked the heroes, took pleasure in their successes, felt sadness in their setbacks. Other reviewers have commented already on the gorgeous location photography and the skiing.

With commercials, this film ran almost 2.5 hours on TV, and I had little difficulty sitting through it. Sure, we all knew there would be a happy ending and the good guy would get the girl, but it still was an enjoyable bit of viewing on the way.

Worth a look if you are not a ski buff but like mindless romance/action. Must-see if skiing is your life.


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