A high-adrenaline tale of young climber Peter Garrett, who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K2, the world's second highest peak. Confronting both his own limitations and the awesome power of nature's uncontrollable elements, Peter risks his life to save his sister, Annie, and her summit team in a race against time. The team is trapped in an icy grave at 26,000 feet - a death zone above the vertical limit of endurance where the human body cannot survive for long. Every second counts as Peter enlists the help of a crew of fellow climbers, including eccentric, reclusive mountain man Montgomery Wick, to ascend the chilling might of the world's most feared peak to save her. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
This film is a loose remake of The Wages of Fear (1953) and Sorcerer (1977). See more »
In the radio conversation between Peter Garrett and his sister Annie, their voices can be heard clearly with no static interference on the opposite ends of the radio. Also, they never release the talk button on their radios; the type of radios they are using do not allow this type of conversation. See more »
How about it Mal? You and Cyril have been up there before.
No. I mean why would we want to leave this place?
Luxurious accomodation. Fine cuisine.
Sultry weather. Frostbite's off my dick.
I reckon we should wait until they chuck in a ski lift.
Good idea. Imagine coming to the Himalayas and actually having to do some climbing. Especially when you have to complete your autobiography.
And rustle up those all important endorsements. You wankers! What's bloody wrong with you?
Cyril Bench, Malcolm Bench:
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What is wrong with these people who want every movie to be like gone with the wind? or Titanic? When I went to the theater to see Vertical Limit, i got everything i wanted to see, great action sequences, great special FX, a few funny moments, and not a bad story. Sure some of the scenes were pretty incredible and unbelievable, but if you want a movie about reality, or believability, watch your home movies!! I really enjoyed this movie and I am telling everyone to see it, but to see it for what it is, a great action flick. Some people are just too picky about everything and should just relax and try to enjoy a movie once in a while instead of trying to pick it apart.
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