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Avalanche Alley (2001)

Rick is not having a good day. His small ski resort is going bankrupt and potential investors have pulled out. His resort manager is a drunk. His young, beautiful, and possibly unfaithful ... See full summary »

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Rick is not having a good day. His small ski resort is going bankrupt and potential investors have pulled out. His resort manager is a drunk. His young, beautiful, and possibly unfaithful wife is buried alive in an ice tomb. And last, but not least, an avalanche is going to bury the lodge if he doesn't disarm 7 bombs in less than two hours... But it's a great day for boarding! Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality, some language and violence/peril | See all certifications »
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30 June 2001 (Canada)  »

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A Fúria da Avalanche  »

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On the edge of my seat.
17 September 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

With some different cast, this movie would have been great.

The action and avalanche sequences keep you on the edge of your seat, while a quirky humour gives the film its own odd character. Lots of fun snowboarding scenes. The scenes of survivors buried in the snow are truly claustrophobic. Kirsten Robek's performance as the lead female who remains buried for hours, is extremely convincing.

Unfortunately, there was no chemistry between the lodge owner, played by Ed Marinaro, and his much younger wife, played by Kirsten Robek. This made it difficult to buy into this intergenerational marriage, and made for some very lame dramatic scenes. Nick Mancuso was great, however, as the drunken lodge manager whose machinations raise the level of danger. The nerdy filmmaker who the avalanche survivors depend on to get help, is a very fun character, very much the anti-hero. I also liked the nice touch with the cocky snowboarder who ends up buried up to his neck in snow, with only his head showing.

Despite some slow drama, the story works very well and keeps you watching.

I would recommend this film.


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