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Family differences and personal grudges add drama to an already tense situation as the lives of a team of mountain climbers hang in the balance in this action drama. Peter Garrett (Chris O'Donnell) and his sister Annie (Robin Tunney) are the children of Royce Garrett (Stuart Wilson), an avid outdoorsman and climbing enthusiast who died when an accident left all three hanging from a single rope; Royce ordered Peter to cut him loose to save the lives of his kids, even though he knew it would mean his death. Years later, Peter has given up climbing and become a respected nature photographer, while Annie, who holds Peter responsible for her father's death, is a famous world-class mountain climber who is hired by Elliot Vaughn (Bill Paxton), a self-made billionaire, to help him scale K2, a mountain in the Himalayas that's the second-highest peak in the world. In the midst of the climb, dangerous weather strikes, and Elliot, Annie, and their crew find themselves trapped in a cavern that's been sealed tight by an avalanche. Peter, who is near K2 working on an assignment, quickly organizes a crew of expert climbers to save Annie and the other mountaineers, who must work under a tight deadline before the trapped climbers run out of air. Peter's partners in the rescue include beautiful medic Monique (Izabella Scorupco), radical climbers Cyril (Steve Le Marquand) and Malcolm (Ben Mendelsohn), disciplined Pakistani crewman Kareem (Alexander Siddig), and Montgomery (Scott Glenn), an eccentric outdoorsman who has a score to settle with Elliot. While backgrounds were shot on location in Pakistan, most of the climbing sequences in Vertical Limit were actually filmed on mountain ranges in New Zealand. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 8, 2000

Cast

Chris O'Donnell
as Peter Garrett
Bill Paxton
as Elliot Vaughn
Robin Tunney
as Annie Garrett
Scott Glenn
as Montgomery Wick
Izabella Scorupco
as Monique Aubertine
Temuera Morrison
as Major Rasul
Stuart Wilson
as Royce Garrett
Alexander Siddig
as Kareem
Robert Taylor
as Skip Taylor
Roshan Seth
as Colonel Amir Salem
David Hayman
as Frank "Chainsaw" Williams
Ben Mendelsohn
as Malcolm Bench
Steve LeMarquand
as Cyril Bench
Jo Davidson
as Italian Team Member
Augie Davis
as Aziz
Tom Struthers
as Grunge Climbers
Graham Charles
as Climbing Doubles
Robert Mammone
as Brian Maki
Campbell Cooley
as Campbell
Clinton Beavan
as WNN Cameraman
Nicole Whippy
as Spanish Climber
Kat West
as Climbing Doubles
Shahid Zafar
as Prayer Leader
Tamati Rice
as Party Goers
Gavin Craig
as Summit Air Pilots
Leos Stransky
as Grunge Climbers
Patricia Deavoll
as Climbing Doubles
Karl Boomsma
as Climbing Doubles
Alejandro Valdes-Rochin
as Sergeant Asim
Bruce Hasler
as Climbing Doubles
Bryan Moore
as Climbing Doubles
Leela Patel
as Mayama Wick
Dave Bergman
as Climbing Doubles
Aaron Halstead
as Climbing Doubles
Bruce Kingan
as Rasul Flying Double

Crew

Martin Campbell
Director
Martin Campbell
Producer
Lloyd Phillips
Producer
Terry Hayes
Screenwriter
David Tattersall
Cinematographer
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Brad Dechter
Musical Arrangement
Thom Noble
Editor
Jon Bunker
Production Designer
Jill Cormack
Art Director
Kim Sinclair
Art Director
Nick Bassett
Art Director
Philip A. Patterson
Associate Producer
Marcia Nasatir
Executive Producer
Bernhard Henrich
Set Decorator
Joe McCloskey
Costume Designer
Graciela Mazon
Costume Designer
Alistair Anderson
Special Effects
Wayne Flockton
Special Effects
Jason McCameron
Special Effects
Kevin Rogan
Special Effects
Tim Howell
Special Effects
Ivan Taylor
Special Effects
Barry Whitrod
Special Effects
Gareth Clarke
Special Effects
Ryan Hartnett
Special Effects
Martin McLaughlin
Special Effects
Mike Kerby
Special Effects
Peter Jahnsen
Special Effects
Stephen Shelley
Special Effects
Colin Umpelby
Special Effects
Gerard Slaven
Special Effects
Peter Cleveland
Special Effects
Jabin Dickins
Special Effects
Alan Young
Special Effects
Mark Meddings
Special Effects
Philip A. Patterson
First Assistant Director
Mark Spevick
Animator
Peter McCaffrey
Camera Operator
Steve Kroschel
Camera Operator
Gerry Vasbenter
Camera Operator
Wade Eastwood
Stunts
Sheree Swords
Stunts
Jo McLaren
Stunts
Brooke Sandahl
Stunts
Lindsay Herlinger
Stunts
Jamie Edgell
Stunts
David Cronnelly
Stunts
Sandy East
Stunts
Pam Dixon
Casting
Tim Coddington
Production Manager
Catherine Madigan
Production Manager
Diana Rowan
Casting
Florent Vassault
Second Assistant Camera
Bob McCarron
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Marcus Taylor
Costume/Wardrobe
Carl Venimore
Best Boy Grip
Corbin Fox
Special Effects Technician
John Thomssen
Production Assistant
Kerryn Highsted
Production Assistant
Hector Gika
Sound Effects Director
Andrea Horta
ADR Supervisor
Mark Van Der Wilt
Assistant Location Manager
Mo Henry
Negative Cutter
Patricia Compter
Production Assistant
Peter McCaffrey
Steadicam Operator
Roger Vernon
Assistant Director
Seumas Cooney
Production Assistant
Stu Bernstein
Foley Editor
Tanya Bidois
First Assistant Accountant
Tink Ten Eyck
Production Supervisor
Jim Weidman
Music Editor
Gary A. Hecker
Foley Artist
Carole Fontana
Production Supervisor
Dan Cervin
Special Effects Technician
Dianne Foothead
Costumes Supervisor
Lloyd Phillips
Unit Publicist
Martin Gorzeman
Set Dresser
Natalie Cox
Production Assistant
Pauline Marran
Production Assistant
Peter McCully
Storyboard Artist
Ronald Croci
Storyboard Artist
Helena Larssen-Allen
Production Assistant
Danielle Valenciano
Assistant Costume Designer
Alfie Speight
Pilot
Tony Simpson
Second Assistant Director
Dave McMoyler
Supervising Sound Editor
Tricia Henry Ashford
Visual Effects Producer
Jeena Phelps
ADR Editor
Andrew Kopra
Visual Effects Producer
Julie Huntsinger
Production Supervisor
Peter Clemence
Key Grip
Rachel Beard
Second Assistant Camera
Luke Thomas
Second Assistant Camera
Michael Johnstone
Craft Service/Catering
Simon Crane
Second Unit Director
Jon Copley
First Assistant Accountant
Kim Beuche
Visual Effects Producer
Lou Klienman
Dialogue Editor
Neil Corbould
Special Effects Supervisor
Pete Anthony
Conductor
Pip Steele
Buyer
Simon Ambrose
Best Boy Grip
Terry Fraser
Key Grip
Tom Franchette
Gaffer
Scott Wolf
Re-Recording Mixer
Caroline Usher
Properties Master
Daniel Monaghan
Additional Editing
Duncan Paterson
Video Assist
Fraser Taggart
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Greg Tidman
Best Boy Grip
Howard London
ADR Mixer
Jay Munro
Dolly Grip
Ullric Raymond
Second Assistant Camera
Robin Mounsey
Location Manager
Sarah Shackleton
Production Assistant
Adam Clark
First Assistant Camera
Carey Johnson
Construction Coordinator
Colin Monteath
Still Photographer
Alex Pilcher
Production Assistant
Felicity Letcher
Assistant Production Coordinator
Gavin Craig
Pilot
Jennifer Bosworth
Production Assistant
Kent Houston
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mark Schafer
Visual Effects Producer
Orville Sisco
Assistant Location Manager
Derek Cook
Pilot
Fiona Wadman
Craft Service/Catering
Valerie Davidson
Foley Editor
B.J. Rogers Meddings
Costumes Supervisor
Carl Aldana
Storyboard Artist
Roger Vernon
Additional Cinematography
Scott Millan
Re-Recording Mixer
Miranda Brown
Costume/Wardrobe
Pat Morrow
First Assistant Camera
Janelle Aston
Buyer
Jennifer Hall Lee
Visual Effects Producer
John Catron
Production Assistant
Kerry Fodie
Pilot
Lindsey Edwards
Costume/Wardrobe
Camille Henderson
Makeup
Tristan Brighty
First Assistant Editor
Scott Sanders
Sound Effects Editor
Erin McLean
Production Assistant
Adam Brailsford
Assistant Location Manager
Mick Snell
Transportation Captain
Nikki Gooley
Makeup
Peter Hornbuckle
Costume/Wardrobe
Rob Wilkin
Production Assistant
Sarah Hinch
Script Supervisor
Slater Crosby
First Assistant Camera
Jacinta Gibson
Second Assistant Director
Jen Gasson
Production Assistant
Jodine Muir
First Assistant Accountant
Kazmer Harangozo
Third Assistant Director
Kirsten Stevens
First Assistant Accountant
Simon Crane
Stunts Coordinator
Thad Lawrence
Gaffer
Trevor Lithgow
Scenic Artist
Constance A. Kazmar
Dialogue Editor
Elisa Cohen
Second Assistant Editor
Gary Grimes
Scenic Artist
Bruce Kingan
Pilot
Alan Rankin
Sound Effects Director
Jeffrey Rogers
Pilot
Jock Fyfe
Second Assistant Camera
Justin Fonda
First Assistant Camera
Kimberly Logan
Location Manager
Rebecca Stocker
First Assistant Editor
Michael Krehl
Makeup
Nikki Clapp
Script Supervisor
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