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Vertical Limit (2000)

A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains.

Director:

Martin Campbell

Writers:

Robert King (story), Robert King (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... Peter Garrett
Robin Tunney ... Annie Garrett
Stuart Wilson ... Royce Garrett
Augie Davis ... Aziz
Temuera Morrison ... Major Rasul
Roshan Seth ... Colonel Amir Salim
Alejandro Valdes-Rochin Alejandro Valdes-Rochin ... Sergeant Asim
Nicholas Lea ... Tom McLaren
Rod Brown Rod Brown ... Ali Hasan
Scott Glenn ... Montgomery Wick
Steve Le Marquand ... Cyril Bench
Ben Mendelsohn ... Malcolm Bench
Izabella Scorupco ... Monique Aubertine
Bill Paxton ... Elliot Vaughn
Ed Viesturs Ed Viesturs ... Self
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Storyline

A high-adrenaline tale of young climber Peter Garrett, who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world's second-highest peak. Confronting both his own limitations and the awesome power of nature's uncontrollable elements, Peter risks his life to save his sister, Annie, and her summit team in a race against time. The team is trapped in an icy grave at 26,000 feet - a death zone above the vertical limit of endurance where the human body cannot survive for long. Every second counts as Peter enlists the help of a crew of fellow climbers, including eccentric, reclusive mountain man Montgomery Wick, to ascend the chilling might of the world's most feared peak to save her. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

This December. Fear will Fall. Courage will Rise. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense life/death situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The toeless feet of character "Montgomery Wick" seen at the beginning of the film actually belong to mountaineer Mark Whetu, who lost his toes while spending a night outdoors above 28,000 feet during a 1994 attempt on Everest. See more »

Goofs

The helicopter lands in landing skid-sized ruts in the snow when picking up Wick. See more »

Quotes

Tom McLaren: We wouldn't be down here if it wasn't for you
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Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: Surviving 'Vertical Limit' (2000) See more »

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MacArthur Park
Written by Jimmy Webb
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It wasn't that bad!
14 November 2005 | by helenaspelenaSee all my reviews

I can't believe how many people pick on this movie! It's a movie...and movies are meant to entertain. I thought it was a good story line, very suspenseful & emotional. Yes, there was a lot of unbelievable problems that arose, and maybe the acting wasn't all that great. Chris O'Donnell is very cute to look at, but I have to admit he's not the best actor out there. Scott Glenn is great in every movie he is in. The rest of the actors were OK. I just don't see why this movie was picked on so much. I don't watch movies so I can pick on them, I watch them for entertainment..and I was entertained by this movie. I would recommend it to anyone who is wanting to see an edge-of-your seat, emotional movie.


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Urdu

Release Date:

8 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vertical Limit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,507,845, 10 December 2000

Gross USA:

$69,243,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,663,859
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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