Whilst crossing a ledge, 4000 feet above the earth, Gabe's friend's equipment fails to work and she slips out of his hand, falling to the ground. Almost a year later, Gabe is asked to go back to the same mountain range and rescue a group of 'stranded' people. The only catch is that these so called 'stranded' people are in fact looking for three boxes filled with $100,000,000 and they need a mountain ranger to lead them to them!! Written by
Michael Feller <Reb@magna.com.au>
Not the most intelligent movie, but enjoyable and one of the better in the genre
I'm far from a Sylvester Stallone fan and I guess the only time I
really appreciated his appearance was in the French movie Taxi 3, which
is an almost inexistent small role. And yet I must admit that this
movie was actually not that bad, even though I feared the worst.
When Gabe (Stallone) fails to rescue the girlfriend of one of his
friends and she plunges to her death from a 4000 feet high mountain
top, he can't possibly force himself to keep working as a mountain
ranger. For almost a year he doesn't set a food in the reserve, but
than he returns. Soon after he's back, they get an emergency call from
a group of hikers who got trapped in a snow storm. At least, that's
what the rangers believe. In reality it is a group of robbers who
crashed with their airplane in the mountains after their daring plan to
steal cases full of money from a flying government plane failed. The
cases are spread all over the reserve and they need the help of
professional climbers to retrieve them...
This is of course not one of the most intelligent movies ever, but in
its genre it's an enjoyable one. I especially enjoyed John Lithgow as
the evil master mind and leader of the gang of robbers. I know him best
from the TV-series "3rd Rock from the Sun", but I enjoyed his
performance in this movie as well. Overall the acting is OK, it had a
lot of action to offer and of course also some one-liners, but it also
offered a very nice decor. This movie was filmed in a magnificent
natural environment. I loved the snowy mountains and valleys, the
mountain rivers and the forests... Perhaps that's why I give this movie
a score higher than what I normally give to an action / adventure movie
of this kind. I give it a 6.5/10. If you don't expect too much, this is
an enjoyable movie.
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