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Icebreaker (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 1 May 2000 (USA)
At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.


David Giancola


David Giancola (story and screenplay)




Credited cast:
Sean Astin ... Matt Foster
Bruce Campbell ... Carl Greig
Stacy Keach ... Bill Foster
Suzanne Turner ... Meg Foster
John James ... Will Langley
Mark 'Woody' Keppel ... Beck
Paul Schnabel Paul Schnabel ... Frantz
Rick Kincaid ... Clay (as Richard Kincaid)
Rusty De Wees Rusty De Wees ... Timmy
Steve Mellor Steve Mellor ... Dave
Alison Lees-Taylor ... Sondra
Melissa G. Lourie Melissa G. Lourie ... Tilly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra J. Abatiell Sandra J. Abatiell ... Fancy Restaurant Patron
George Adair George Adair ... Baselodge employee
John D. Alexander ... Sondra's Man #3


Matt Foster, son of a cleaner, realizes his fiancée Meg's wealthy father Bill considers him, a 'Ski Patrol Bum' in the Killington resort, far beneath their social status. Matt gets an unexpected change to prove himself when hey finally planned to announce their wedding plans after nasty criminal Timmy disgusts his hijacked pilot so much that he chooses to crash there. Timmy's boss, medically terminal terrorist Carl Greig, kills him after learning his load, radio active material stolen from Russia, is intact, and has his lieutenant Frantz send in a team to retrieve it. There is also an FBI team on his trail, lead by agent Will Langley, but Matt and a forester are the ones who accidentally face the extremely violent fiends... Written by KGF Vissers

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Twenty terrorists, five hundred vacationing skiers, ONE Ski Patrol officer... See more »


Action | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for action violence | See all certifications »

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Sean Astin did this movie right before being offered Lord of the Rings. See more »


When the bomb is set on the cable-car, Greig tells Meg that she has only 4 minutes until the bomb goes off. Yet when one of the terrorists sets the bomb, it clearly says 2.20. Seconds later, the bomb is seen again, only this time the bomb reads 3.45 as if it's counting down from 4 minutes which it clearly was not. See more »


Timmy: They were all huddled together, but you know I could tell they had just enough piss and vinegar left in them, that, uh, give them an inch, they'd scream for miles.
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Referenced in Addicted to Fame (2012) See more »


Written by Jayson Argento
Performed by Uncommon Tongue
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Cheesy, Cliché and Campbell
30 November 2013 | by meddlecoreSee all my reviews

This is a ridiculous, cheesy, and cliché low budget action-thriller, starring Sean Astin and Bruce Campbell.

Matt (Astin) is a lowly ski patrol agent that is trying to win over the father (Stacey Keach) of his wealthy girlfriend (Suzanne Turner), whom he hopes to marry despite the class conflict.

Meanwhile, a group of terrorists- led by Bruce Campbell- are smuggling in a Russian nuclear device, with plans to blow it up in a major city.

Things go awry for his vengeful plot when the plane carrying the device crashes at the ski resort where Matt works. While out looking for a lost Forest Service Agent- whom he eventually teams up with- the two find the downed plane with the nuclear device shortly before armed men show up.

Matt soon finds himself embroiled in the middle of a full blown terrorist situation. One in which the love of his life has been taken hostage.

Will he be able to save his girl and the day, while winning her father over in the process? It's nothing a few stingers can't handle...

While totally implausible on a number of levels, it does have a few nice'n'culty shots. Overall, it's pretty cliché, with a Die Hard plot and Andy Sidaris ending, but it's perfectly watchable.

And it does have Bruce. Now, cmon....

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