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Extreme Ops (2002)

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While filming an advertisement, some extreme sports enthusiasts unwittingly stop a group of terrorists.


Christian Duguay


Timothy Scott Bogart (story), Mark Mullin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Devon Sawa ... Will
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Chloe (as Brigette Wilson-Sampras)
Rupert Graves ... Jeffrey
Rufus Sewell ... Ian
Heino Ferch ... Mark
Joe Absolom ... Silo
Jana Pallaske ... Kittie
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Zoran
Liliana Komorowska ... Yana
Klaus Löwitsch ... Pavlov
David Scheller David Scheller ... Slavko
Detlef Bothe ... Ratko
Heinrich Schmieder Heinrich Schmieder ... Goran
Franjo Marincic Franjo Marincic ... Ivo
Rade Radovic Rade Radovic ... Jaksa


A film crew travels to the Austrian Alps near the (former) Yugoslav border to film three extreme sports enthusiasts being chased down by an avalanche for a commercial. What they don't know, however, is that they're filming near the secret hideout of Slobodan Pavle, a Serbian war criminal. Accidentally catching him on film, they become locked in a life-or-death chase for their lives through the mountains that includes skiing, snowboarding, sky diving, white water rafting, helicopters, motorcycles and base jumping. Written by Schleppy

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/peril, language and some nudity | See all certifications »



UK | Germany | Luxembourg

Release Date:

27 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Extremists See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,233,525, 27 November 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,835,968, 12 January 2003
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The closing credits begin with 'To Werner' - Werner Koenig had died in an avalanche in 2000 while location scouting for this movie. See more »


When Cloe and Kitty are in their room talking about music, Kitty takes of her boots three times. See more »


Silo: [after Ian gives them safety equipment] This shit is for pussies!
Ian: Look it's not easy for me to admit this, but the fact of it is, over the past 24 hours, I've fallen in love with each and every one of you. We're going to be pretty high up there and it's going to be pretty dangerous. And if anything should happen, I don't think I'd forgive myself. Especially you Silo, your quiet charm has cast a spell over me.
Silo: Piss off!
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Referenced in Fear of Clowns (2004) See more »


Head On
Written by Darius Kedros, Caspar Kedros (as Caspar Kedros) & Steve Jones
Performed by Headrillaz
Courtesy of Gee Street c/o V2 Records, Inc.
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Extremely Op ..... Oops!
17 April 2008 | by Jawad Daud PKSee all my reviews

Will (Devon Sawa) is a Hollywood producer who excels at making commercials with some extreme sports fanatics on centre stage. When an opportunity arises to do a big-league advertisement, he decides to film it against an actual avalanche. He hires Jeffrey (Rupert Graves) as the director and heads for the Austrian Alps near the Yugoslavian border to film the spot.

His team consists of Ian (Rufus Sewell), Chloe (Bridgette Wilson) and Kittie (Jana Pallaske), three extreme sports connoisseurs who love staring the storm right in the eye. To film such a daring and precarious commercial they need an equally adventurous cinematographer, who turns out to be Mark (Heino Ferch). Together, these six individuals land up in an under construction resort. They start filming, unaware that the place is also the secret hideout of Slobodan Pavle (Klaus Lvwitsch), a Serbian war criminal who is believed to have died in a plane crash. Mark erroneously catches Pavle on tape who believes the six are actually CIA operatives. Pavle orders their execution lest they should blow the whistle on his whereabouts and his latest plans to wreak havoc. Thus begins a battle of survival as the protagonists use every trick and ploy they know to survive and bring down the evil Pavle.

From the story and the trailers, Extreme ops may sound like a flick for a selected audience. Although the movie does not have much of a plot or situations that are aesthetically appealing, the numerous incredible and ingenious action sequences ensure that one stays glued to the couch. The film can be enjoyed only if one watches it without any expectations!—

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