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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
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Scott
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Simon
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Jake
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Tami
Mark Homes ...
Willie
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Scoob
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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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Snow at 200mph!


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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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As generic as the title suggests...
23 April 2002 | by (Chicago, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

The description of this flick sounded promising, but all we really get are a few faceless B-movie actors along with a strangely doughy looking Nick Mancuso attempting to rescue a few kids trapped in an avalanche. You'd think that, being direct to video, they'd just flash a few cheesy visual effects and call it a day. But no, they have to attempt dramatic moments, and that's really where this movie falls and breaks its neck. It's so slow that it makes retirement home bingo seem fast-paced and exciting in comparison.

They tried to give parts of AA a stylish, music-video look, but it doesn't work with the obviously limited budget. (The tinny garage band music isn't a plus.) The end of this movie is also very abrupt and unexpected. There's no closure given at all. Do the snowboarders die or not? One of the guys that gets trapped simply vanishes for the rest of the film. Did he quit during production? Given the result of this fiasco, I would completely sympathize.


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