Vertical Limit or Extreme Limit in Quebec , is an American adventure film by Martin Campbell , released in 2000 .
During a climb in the Utah desert , Royce Garret and his two children, Peter and Annie, accompanied by two friends, have a good time joking among themselves. Suddenly, one of their climbing teammates unscrews with him riding his teammate and Royce Garret at the same time. The latter manages to hold on to a peak and, given the gravity of the situation in which he finds himself, orders his son to cut the rope that holds him back or else he and his sister will die too. Death in the soul, Peter cuts the rope.
Three years later, in Karakoram , Pakistan , Peter became an animal photographer for National Geographic . He and Annie have not spoken to each other since that terrible day. She continues her father’s dream of conquering the highest peaks in the world. Chance meets them at the foot of K2 , where billionaire Elliot Vaughn organizes an expedition. For the young woman, this mountain deemed dangerous is an important challenge …
- Original title: Vertical Limit
- French title: Vertical Limit
- Quebec Title: Extreme Limit
- Director: Martin Campbell
- Scenario: Robert King and Terry Hayes , from a Robert King story
- Sets: Jon Bunker
- Costumes: Graciela Mazon
- Photography: David Tattersall
- Special Effects: Kent Houston
- Editing: Thom Noble
- Music: James Newton Howard
- Production: Lloyd Phillips , Robert King and Martin Campbell; Marcia Nasatir (executive); Amy Reid Lescoe and Phillip A. Patterson (associates)
- Production Company: Columbia Pictures
- Distribution Company: Columbia Pictures
- Budget: $ 75,000,000 1
- Country of origin: United States
- Original language: English
- Format: Colors – 35 mm ( Arriflex 435, Panavision ) – 1.85: 1 – DTS / Dolby Digital / SDDS sound
- Genre: Adventure
- Duration: 124 minutes
- Release dates:
- United States :
- La France :
- United States : PG-13 2
- France : All audiences
Unless otherwise stated or supplemented, the information mentioned in this section can be confirmed by the IMDb database .
- Chris O’Donnell ( VF : Pierre Tessier ) : Peter Garrett
- Robin Tunney ( VF : Valerie Siclay ) : Annie Garrett
- Stuart Wilson ( VF : Thierry Murzeau ) : Royce Garrett
- Temuera Morrison ( VF : Omar Yami ) : Major Rasul
- Nicholas Lea ( VF : William Orsat ) : Tom McLaren
- Scott Glenn ( VF : Pierre Hatet ) : Montgomery Wick
- Steve The Marquand ( VF : Patrick Mancini ) : Cyril Bench
- Ben Mendelsohn ( VF : Lionel Melet ) : Malcolm Bench
- Izabella Scorupco ( VF : Claudine Gremy ) : Monique Aubertine
- Bill Paxton ( VF : Jerome Keen ) : Elliot Vaughn
- Robert Taylor ( VF : Jean-Francois Aupied ) : Skip Taylor
- Augie Davis : Aziz
- Roshan Seth ( VF : Omar Yami ) : Colonel Amir Salim
- Alejandro Valdes-Rochin : Sergeant Asim
- Rod Brown : Ali Hasan
- Alexander Siddig ( VF : Asil Rais ) : Kareem Nazir
- Ed Viesturs : himself
- Source and legend : French version ( VF ) on RS Dubbing 3
Filming took place from 2 August 1999 to 11 March 2000 in New Zealand ( Queenstown ), Pakistan ( K2 ) and the United States ( Monument Valley ).
The film was a commercial success, earning about 215 663 000 $ at the box office worldwide, of which 69,243,000 $ in North America , with a budget of 75 million $ 4 . In France , he made 1,186,156 entries 5 .
It received a mixed critical reception, garnering 48% positive reviews, with an average score of 5.2 / 10 and based on 109 reviews collected, on the Rotten Tomatoes 6 aggregator site . On Metacritic , he gets a score of 48/100 based on 29 reviews collected 7 .
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects and the Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects 8 .
Around the film
- The character played by Nicholas Lea is Tom McLaren. It’s a nod to New Zealand director Martin Campbell in tribute to his fellow countryman Bruce McLaren , pilot and founder of the legendary stable of the same name.
- ↑ Vertical Limit [ archive ] on The Numbers.
- ↑ “PG-13 rated because of intense life and death situations and some coarse exchanges. “
- ↑ ” French dubbing sheet of the film ” [ archive ] , on RS Dubbing .
- ↑ Vertical Limit [ archive ] on Box Office Mojo .
- ↑ Vertical Limit [ archive ] on JP’s Box Office.
- ↑ Vertical Limit [ archive ] on Rotten Tomatoes .
- ↑ Vertical Limit [ archive ] on Metacritic .
- ↑ Vertical Limit [ archive ] on IMDb.