Vertical Limit

Vertical Limit

name = Vertical Limit

caption = "Vertical Limit" Poster
imdb_id = 0190865
producer = Martin Campbell
Robert King
Marcia Nasatir
Lloyd Phillips
director = Martin Campbell
writer = Robert King (story)
Robert King & Terry Hayes (screenplay)
starring = Chris O'Donnell
Robin Tunney
Scott Glenn
Izabella Scorupco
Bill Paxton
music = James Newton Howard
cinematography = David Tattersall
editing = Thom Noble
distributor = Columbia TriStar
released = December 3, 2000
runtime = 124 min.
language = English
budget = $75 million

"Vertical Limit" (2000) is an action movie/thriller directed by New Zealander Martin Campbell ("GoldenEye", "Casino Royale", "The Mask of Zorro") starring, among others, Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn.


The film narrates the attempted ascent of K2 by a group of alpinists, led by an ambitious billionaire. But the climbing party gets into serious jeopardy after an avalanche occurs, killing some of the members and trapping others inside a crevasse. At the base, a team is formed to rescue their buried teammates. The undertaking soon becomes a race against time as the victims run out of supplies and medicine against altitude sickness.

Main cast

*Chris O'Donnell - Peter Garrett
*Robin Tunney - Annie Garrett
*Scott Glenn - Montgomery Wick
*Izabella Scorupco - Monique Aubertine
*Bill Paxton - Elliot Vaughn
*Steve Le Marquand - Cyril Bench
*Ben Mendelsohn - Malcolm Bench


*The film was shot on several locations including Monument Valley, New Zealand and northern Pakistan.
*The film grossed $68,000,000 in the US box office.
*The film grossed $213,500,000 Worldwide.
*Professional mountaineer Ed Viesturs has a cameo playing himself.


Despite receiving mixed critical reaction, one supporter of the film at the time of its release was film critic David Manning who gave the film critical praise. In late 2001, however, Manning was revealed to be fictitious, created by Sony to fake publicity for the film.

External links

*imdb title|id=0190865|title=Vertical Limit
*rotten-tomatoes|id=vertical_limit|title=Vertical Limit
* [ Official Court Notice of David Manning settlement]

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