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Out Cold (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 21 November 2001 (USA)
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A snowboarder's plans for his own snowboard park go awry when an ex-girlfriend returns to town.

Directors:

Brendan Malloy (as The Malloys), Emmett Malloy (as The Malloys)

Writer:

Jon Zack
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Flex Alexander ... Anthony
A.J. Cook ... Jenny
David Denman ... Lance
Caroline Dhavernas ... Anna
Derek Hamilton ... Pig Pen
Zach Galifianakis ... Luke
Willie Garson ... Ted Muntz
David Koechner ... Stumpy
Thomas Lennon ... Eric
Jason London ... Rick Rambis
Lee Majors ... John Majors
Victoria Silvstedt ... Inga
Lewis Arquette ... Papa Muntz
Todd Richards ... Barry
Rio Tahara Rio Tahara ... Tetsuo
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Storyline

Bull Mountain, Alaska, is a no frills ski resort, and the staff is a bunch of partying snowboard bums. The late founder, Papa Muntz, was famed for skiing with his butt exposed, and in fact is so memorialized by a statue. But his son, Ted, plans to sell the resort to hotshot ski mogul John Majors, who starts turning it into a slick resort, which of course has no room for most of the staff. The exception is Rick, the most serious of the bunch. But there's a complication: Rick met Majors' stepdaughter Anna on vacation in Mexico, and he's never gotten over a crush he had on her, even though she's about to marry a great guy, and Rick is also fiercely loyal to his friends. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Taglines:

They Haven't Quite Figured It All Out, But They're Getting A Little Warmer.

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, crude and sexual humor, and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Buena Vista

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10 to 1 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,531,665, 25 November 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,903,262, 17 February 2002
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Luke (Zach Galifianakis) and Pig Pen (Derek Hamilton) live at 132 Crazy Woman Creek Road, Bull Mountain, Alaska 06721. Site 2 F98447WL Zone 77 and owe $1,422.65, according to the eviction notice. See more »

Goofs

When Pigpen is snowboarding towards the cliff to save the Solid Gold Dancers his bindings are set with his toes out. However, when he is in the air his bindings shift so that both feet point with toes forward. Once he lands on the gondola his bindings magically shift back. See more »

Quotes

Pig Pen: Lance, if you weren't gay, you'd be a pretty weird guy.
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Alternate Versions

A number of scenes were deleted from the final print some of which include:
  • Stumpy telling Pig Pen a story about how he invented the snowboard by nailing his feet to a two-by-four to get down a steep mountain.
  • A long scene showing another story of the death of Papa Muntz where after he talked with Rick about building a ski lift to Hangman's Peak, Papa went into the woods to "take a dump" when he had a heart attack, died and skied down the mountain, his backside bare, and everyone witnessed it which made Papa Muntz a legend.
  • Anthony putting a bicycle lock on a drunken Luke's neck when he's passed out, and Luke arriving for work at the lodge asking for the key.
  • Luke talking with Anne about Rick during the time Inga is on the motorized bull.
  • Stumpy pigging out on the cookout during the investors meeting, and saying: "how rude!"
  • An extended closing speach given by Stumpy to the camera about the end of the story when another person at the bar ask Lance who is Stumpy talking to.
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Connections

Referenced in Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006) See more »

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Fall Line
Written by Jack Johnson
Performed by Jack Johnson
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An entertaining slobs versus snobs comedy.
26 May 2008 | by darkjezterSee all my reviews

Out Cold is a little-known comedy gem from 2001 that has somehow managed to find its way on my list of movies that I watch on a semi-regular basis.

The film is set in the fictional ski town of Bull Mountain, Alaska, a place which manages to maintain its unpretentious, laid-back small town atmosphere despite being located in an area famous for its great skiing and snowboarding. The plot focuses on a group of young twenty-something local residents who enjoy snowboarding, getting drunk, getting high, and playing practical jokes on each other. Leading this group of likable misfits is a man named Rick Rambis (played by Jason London), who is unable to form a relationship with attractive snowboarding instructor Jenny (played by A.J. Cook) because he is still pining over a girl he met during a drunken binge in Cancun, Mexico.

When wealthy businessman John Majors (played by veteran actor Lee Majors) steps in with the intent of buying Bull Mountain and turning it into an Aspen-like "espresso and tofu" resort that caters to rich yuppies, the residents of Bull Mountain begin to fear that they will all be fired and forced to leave town. Adding to the turmoil is the arrival of Majors' two daughters: Inga, (played by former Playboy Playmate of the Year Victoria Silvstedt) a gorgeous blonde bombshell, and Anna (played by Caroline Dhavernas), Rick's old flame from his Cancun vacation.

What follows is a slobs versus snobs comedy in the tradition of "Caddyshack" and "Animal House" as the locals try to stop their town from being taken over by Majors and his cronies. The film also directly parodies Casablanca in several parts, with Rick finding himself in a situation similar to Humphrey Bogart's most famous character from his most famous film.

The acting or script will never win any awards, but the film does provide enough humor to make it worth a rental. It also features some truly impressive snowboarding footage performed by some of the top snowboarders in the world. I also feel the need to mention David Koechner, who provides a hilarious performance as Stumpy, a hard-drinking, tall-tale telling local who is probably insane.

One complaint I have about the movie is that it feels like several scenes were edited or removed entirely so that it would be given a PG-13 rating rather than an R rating. Hopefully someday an unrated DVD will be released.

I give this film a 7 out of 10. It's not a classic comedy, but it's entertaining enough to be worth a rental.


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