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A pair of climbers attempts to scale the world's second-largest and most dangerous mountain in this visually impressive but dramatically weak adventure. Skirt-chasing lawyer Taylor Brooks (Michael Biehn) and sedate family man Harold Jamison (Matt Craven) share a love of risky mountain climbing and embark on numerous collaborative expeditions. During one of these climbs, they encounter a team of fellow mountaineers preparing to tackle the legendary Pakistani mountain K2. Brooks immediately becomes obsessed with this task, and he convinces the reluctant Jamison to join the team. The bulk of the film centers on the dangerous climb and even more challenging descent, beset with challenges both natural and human. Though adapted from a stage play by Patrick Myers, the schematic personal dramas take a back seat to cinematographer Gabriel Beristain's overwhelming landscapes, filmed both on location at the real K2 and on a smaller Canadian peak. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:May 1, 1992


Michael Biehn
as Taylor Brooks
Matt Craven
as Harold Jamieson
Raymond J. Barry
as Claiborne
Hiroshi Fujioka
as Takane Shimuzu
Luca Bercovici
as Dallas Woolf
Julia Nickson
as Cindy
Patricia Charbonneau
as Jacki Metcalfe
Jamal Shah
as Malik
Annie Grindlay
as Lisa
Elena Stiteler
as Tracey
Christopher M. Brown
as Carl
Blu Mankuma
as Man in Wheelchair
Ibrahim Zahid
as Balti Porter
Nazir Sabir
as Balti Liaison Officer
Andrew Spat
as Todd
Antony Holland
as Priest
Ghulam Abbas
as Balti Porter
Les Carlson
as Dexter
Hadji Mejdi
as Lambardar
Asghar Khan
as Balti Porter
Kehli O'Byrne
as Pam
Rajeb Shah
as Balti Porter
Abdul Karim
as Balti Porter
Charles Oberman
as Tony
Buddy Uzzaman
as Ibrahim
Michelle Allen
Edward Spatt
as Mike
Laurie Briscoe
as Handsome Woman
Lillian Carlson
as Secretary
Victoria Thomas
Tim Van Rellim
as Steiner
David Cubitt
as Peter


Franc Roddam
Tim Van Rellim
Melvyn J. Estrin
Jonathan Taplin
Marilyn Weiner
Hal Weiner
Scott Roberts
Patrick Meyers
Play Author
Patrick Myers
Gabriel Beristain
Chaz Jankel
Composer (Music Score)
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
Robin O'Donoghue
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sean Barton
Andrew Sanders
Production Designer
Stephen Simmonds
Art Director
Richard Hudolin
Art Director
Melvyn J. Estrin
Executive Producer
Hal Weiner
Executive Producer
Tedd Kuchera
Set Designer
Keith Denny
Costume Designer
Kathryn Morrison
Costume Designer