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K2 (1991)

A U.S. climbing team, funded by millionaire Clairborne is determined to conquer K2.

Director:

Franc Roddam

Writers:

Patrick Meyers (screenplay), Scott Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Biehn ... Taylor
Matt Craven ... Harold
Annie Grindlay Annie Grindlay ... Lisa
Elena Wohl ... Tracey (as Elena Stiteler)
Blu Mankuma ... Man on Wheelchair
Charles Oberman Charles Oberman ... Tony
Julia Nickson ... Cindy (as Julia Nickson-Soul)
Christopher M. Brown Christopher M. Brown ... Carl (as Christopher Brown)
Leslie Carlson ... Dexter
David Cubitt ... Peter
Luca Bercovici ... Dallas
Edward Spatt Edward Spatt ... Mike
Andrew Spatt Andrew Spatt ... Todd
Hiroshi Fujioka ... Takane
Patricia Charbonneau ... Jacki
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Storyline

Taylor and Harold are good friends and avid climbers. While climbing one day, they meet a man who it seems might be attempting to climb K2, the world's second-highest peak. Always pushy, Taylor bugs the man for a spot on the team, claiming that he and Harold are good enough. They may be very good, but K2 is a very tough mountain. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Between the earth and the sky lies the sheer face of adventure.

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Adventure | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The New York production of "K2" opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in New York on March 30, 1983 and ran for 85 performances. Patrick Meyers wrote both the stage play and the screen play for this movie version. See more »

Goofs

When the team are around 20,000 feet and complaining about the lack of oxygen, one of the characters says: "Welcome to the death zone." In fact, the death zone refers to the altitude at which there is insufficient oxygen properly to sustain life and this is generally accepted to be above 8,000m or around 26,000 feet. See more »

Quotes

Taylor Brooks: Mrs. Perkins, dinner tonight?
Pam Perkins: What about it?
Taylor Brooks: Have it with me.
Pam Perkins: No.
Taylor Brooks: C'mon! Why not?
Pam Perkins: Look Mr. Brooks, I already have a date.
Taylor Brooks: Break it! Overtime.
Pam Perkins: Thanks. But I nerver shit where I eat.
Taylor Brooks: Oooh. I wasn't aware, Mrs. Perkins, you shat at all!
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Alternate Versions

The British version features scenes not present in the US version, including scenes showing Taylor at his job. See more »


Soundtracks

Takane's Death
by Hans Zimmer
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One of the most realistic mountaineering movies available
28 January 2003 | by Mich-15See all my reviews

If you have seen "Cliffhanger" and "Vertical Limit" and thought they were good mountaineering movies, "K2" might probably surprise you! As the first two are action movies based at high altitude (probably due to the lack of a decent story!), "K2" is actually a movie about mountaineering. Having read about mountaineering, done it myself and seen "Everest - the IMax movie", the realism in "K2" is astounding!

The actors are doing an impressive job on the mountains, their gear is correct, their reaction to altitude is 98% real and their pace is realistic as well.

If you are looking for "Cliffhanger 2" or "Vertical Limit 2", this is not the movie to go for. But... If you are looking for a catching mountaineering movie with breathtaking scenery and an OK storyline - go and buy "K2". It has FINALLY been released on DVD - at least in Europe.


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Country:

UK | Japan | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

K2: The Ultimate High See more »

Filming Locations:

Pakistan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$930,655, 3 May 1992

Gross USA:

$3,106,559

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,106,559
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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