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Vertical Limit (2000)

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

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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:
... Peter Garrett
... Annie Garrett
... Royce Garrett
Augie Davis ... Aziz
... Major Rasul
... Colonel Amir Salim
Alejandro Valdes-Rochin ... Sergeant Asim
... Tom McLaren
Rod Brown ... Ali Hasan
... Montgomery Wick
... Cyril Bench
... Malcolm Bench
... Monique Aubertine
... Elliot Vaughn
Ed Viesturs ... Himself
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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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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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8 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Límite vertical  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,507,845, 10 December 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,243,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,663,859
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Trivia

The Bench brothers were based on the Burgess twins, Alan & Adrian, who are two climbers from Yorkshire, England, UK. See more »

Goofs

Peter walks into a tent where Monique tells him where to find Skip. The stubble he has when talking to Monique is totally gone when he finds Skip, immediately afterward. See more »

Quotes

Major Rasul: You should try the tea, indian of course. We maybe at war with them but theres no sense in over-reacting, their tea's the best.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Patient Heart
Written by Annie Roboff, Bekka Bramlett and Billy Burnette
Performed by Bekka & Billy
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Great Sound & Stunts, So-So Story
9 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

When I saw this shortly after it came out on DVD, it got high marks just for the spectacular sound alone. It had some of the best rear-speaker sound I had ever heard. It was a showpiece for DVD players at the time.

The movie is interesting with it's main fault being a common one: overdone action at the end. Along the way, however, it has many almost jaw-dropping scenes and some spectacular mountain scenery which looks great on the sharp DVD transfer. The stunt work in here is also incredible. Martin Campbell, the same director who did The Mask Of Zorro and Goldeneye, is good at producing eye-popping action scenes.

The dialog at times is juvenile, but it could have been worse. The profanity was lower than expected, too. How accurate is it concerning mountain-climbing? Probably like most films: totally inaccurate, at least that's what a mountain- climbing expert told me, and I believe him.

All in all, however, a far better film than I expected.....strictly for the entertainment.


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