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Vertical Limit (2000)

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A climber must rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest mountains.

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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

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rescue | k2 | death | urination | suffocation | See more »

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This December. Fear will Fall. Courage will Rise. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense life/death situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Limite Vertical  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,903,014 (UK) (19 January 2001)

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ESP 1,114,069,706 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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While the actual 28,000 foot "K2" is in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan, Mt. Cook in New Zealand served as the backdrop for all scenes involving the infamous peak. See more »

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The helicopter lands in landing skid-sized ruts in the snow when picking up Wick. See more »

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Annie Garrett: Peter, are you there? Peter?
Peter: Annie? Annie, is that you? Annie. Annie, what is it?
Annie Garrett: Where are you?
Peter: Five hours away.
Annie Garrett: I want you to go back. Don't risk it. There's no reason. I won't be here and neither will Tom.
Peter: How long?
Annie Garrett: An hour. Two at the most. Peter? Peter!
Peter: I'm here Annie.
Annie Garrett: I've been thinking. I've been thinking a lot about Dad. We shouldn't have gotten him a grave. We should have come up here together with his ashes. He said this is where he was the happiest. He was a climber. I think every ...
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Gag - this movie stinks. Go watch "K2" instead
29 May 2001 | by (Orlando) – See all my reviews

I suppose some action junkies may find something likeable in this movie. For the rest of us, and for those who want a choice mountain climbing movie with plenty of good scenery and plot twists - go watch "K2" instead of this movie.

Nothing can save Vertical Limit from itself. Not the star cast. Not the scenery. Not the action.

The plot is sophomoric and very predictable, the acting is marginal, many of the scenes are obvious fakes, and the action sequences are less than one would hope for.

Its obvious that the producer had one thing in mind - explosions on a mountain - and forgot to add a believable plot or credible acting. Save your $. There are plenty of action movies to choose from which are better than this film. And if you want climbing - 'K2' kicks this film's booty.


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