Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

This abyssal action adventure details the efforts of two American buddies to scale the world's second highest peak. Roddam's intentions are made clear early on: climbing as metaphor - take risks! you've only got one shot in life! go for the dream! The film opens with drunken jock-lawyer Taylor (Biehn) in post-party garb scaling the outside walls of his erstwhile climbing chum's apartment building. Will his scientist mate Harold (Craven) - he's the married, sensitive type - team up for the big one? Much philosophical debating later, Who's-a-Wimp Harry is in. The rest is snowbound, rope-and-piton daredevil drivel. On trip one (Alaska) two dorks die. Trip two involves much palaver with porters, challenges from old rivals, and beyond-the-cliché dialogue. Cinematographer Gabriel Beristain does wonders filming the mountain landscapes of Pakistan and British Columbia.

By: WH


Release details

111 mins

Cast and crew

Franc Roddam
Patrick Meyers, Scott Roberts
Michael Biehn
Matt Craven
Raymond J Barry
Hiroshi Fujioka
Luca Bercovici
Patricia Charbonneau
Julia Nickson-Soul
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