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Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

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Adam Green

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Complete credited cast:
Emma Bell ... Parker O'Neil
Shawn Ashmore ... Joe Lynch
Kevin Zegers ... Dan Walker
Ed Ackerman ... Jason
Rileah Vanderbilt ... Shannon
Kane Hodder ... Cody
Adam Johnson ... Rifkin
Chris York Chris York ... Ryan
Peder Melhuse Peder Melhuse ... Driver
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At Mount Holliston, snowboarders Dan Walker, his girlfriend Parker O'Neil and his best friend Joe Lynch don't have enough money to buy lift tickets. Parker bribes Jason, a lift-worker, with one hundred dollars. When the system is nearing closure, they force Jason to let them have one last pass. However, Jason needs to resolve a problem and his colleague misunderstands his instructions and stops the lift. The trio of skier and snowboarders gets stranded on the chairlift near the top of the mountain. When they see that the lights of the ski resort had been turned off, they need to make a choice: leave the chairlift or freeze to death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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With 30 million skiers and snowboarders in the US and over 5000 chairlifts in operation, its only a matter of time before someone gets left behind. See more »


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Rated R for some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Adam Green's old band "Haddonfield" performs on the soundtrack. After Parker (Emma Bell) strikes the deal with the lift operator, that is Green singing on the loudspeaker. The song is called "Among The Dogs". See more »

Goofs

After Parker pulls her frozen hand off the safety bar, her skin remains stuck to the metal. Later in the film, the skin is no longer present. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe Lynch: I don't see her.
Dan Walker: The shift changes. Just give it a couple of minutes.
Parker O'Neil: Are you sure about this?
Dan Walker: Yeah yeah, works all the time. Besides, this lady loves Lynch. Loves him.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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You won't thaw!
6 September 2012 | by asda-manSee all my reviews

"Frozen" is a beautifully crafted and original horror/thriller set on a ski lift. Now, you might watch the trailer like I did and thought, "that is going to be so bloody boring! It's just three people sitting on a ski lift!" But trust me, it's much more than that. Adam Green holds us there and always makes sure that we're captivated enough to keep watching. The characters were well-developed and likable, so you care about what's going to happen to them. It's also extremely thought provoking and realistic.

The acting is very good, especially as Adam Green, the director, actually tortured the actors so they come across genuinely cold. The direction is claustrophobic and uncomfortable in a good way! There are also some horrible cringe-worthy moments which are genuinely horrific. The special effects and music were also top notch, with the chilly wind effects getting right up your nostril.

Although it did run out of steam in some sections, for the most part it was an engaging and exciting film that was superbly acted and directed. Adam Green is proving himself to be a top notch director and clearly knows his stuff when it comes to making horror. I'd highly recommend watching this on a cold day, or on a hot day if you want a cool down.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2010 (Kazakhstan) See more »

Also Known As:

Frozen See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,395, 7 February 2010

Gross USA:

$246,176

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,843,774
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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