Jim Wynorski (2005)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Expert mountaineer Costas Mandylor and his crack team risk their lives to retrieve a world-threatening device from the top of K2 in this goofy adventure. Yet though the clock's ticking, there's more agitated talk than rock face action for the film's first hour, as the reluctant heroes trade bitchy insults and naff one-liners with their amusingly gung-ho military clients. A flurry of activity immediately prior to their ascent brings sabotage and murder into the increasingly preposterous mix, but instead of adding drama, it just feels like further plot-padding. Sadly, after all the waiting, the climactic climbing scenes are neither dynamic nor convincing, while an emotional ending is obliterated by poor acting and weak special effects.


A weapon of mass destruction is stolen from the US government and lost at the top of the world's second-highest mountain. A team of crack climbers is sent to disarm and retrieve the device before Russian terrorists get to it first - but the enemy may have already infiltrated their expedition. Action adventure, starring Costas Mandylor and Linden Ashby.

Cast & Crew

John Deckert Costas Mandylor
Soloman Davis Linden Ashby
Capt TJ Vickwire Peter Graham-Gaudreau
Maj Tamara Holbrook Kiara Hunter
Kelli Paris Nia Peeples
Mike Foster Michael Sunczyk
Sasha Mirov Jacqueline Samuda
Mike Frazier Jim Thorburn
Director Jim Wynorski
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violence, language.