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Ski Patrol (1990)

A developer attempts to sabotage the safety record of a ski resort.

Director:

Rich Correll (as Richard Correll)

Writers:

Steven Long Mitchell (story), Craig W. Van Sickle (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Rose ... Jerry Cramer
Yvette Nipar ... Ellen
T.K. Carter ... Iceman
Leslie Jordan ... Murray
Paul Feig ... Stanley
Sean Sullivan ... Suicide (as Sean Gregory Sullivan)
Tess Foltyn Tess Foltyn ... Tiana (as Tess)
George Lopez ... Eddie Martinez
Corbin Timbrook ... Lance (as Corby Timbrook)
Steve Hytner ... Myron (as Stephen Hytner)
Ray Walston ... Pops
Martin Mull ... Maris
Rascal Rascal ... Dumpster
Deborah Rose Deborah Rose ... Inspector Crabitz
Beirne Chisolm Beirne Chisolm ... Lance's Thug
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Storyline

The Snowy Peaks ski patrol is one diverse crew. They consist of Jerry, the senior member who loves skiing and is in love with Ellen, a ski school instructor at Snowy Peaks; Iceman, singer and master of impressions; Eddie, the demolition and explosives expert; Stanley, who has failed to make the patrol seven years in a row; and Tiana, a foreign exchange patroller who likes Stanley. While having fun and keeping the mountain safe, they try to save the lodge from greedy land developer, Sam Maris. Written by Pat McCurry

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Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ski Patrol See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,648,000, 14 January 1990

Gross USA:

$8,533,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,533,973
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When George Lopez imitates Dangerfield in the hardware store for the Latino boy the exact line stated is: "Te digo, muchachito: este es un lugar a venir a la tienda con su madre, comprendo[ooo]." See more »

Goofs

When Suicide does his initial snowboard run he is above the clouds. After descending the slope a ways we see he is clearly below the clouds. At one point he stops and is back above the clouds again, then restarts his run with next frame showing him far below them. See more »

Quotes

Iceman: Shootin' The Hole is just like makin' love.
Stanley: But I've never made love.
IcemanJerry Cramer: [concerned looks] Good luck.
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Soundtracks

I Had to Give You Up
Words & Music by Bruce Miller
Performed by Michelle Rohl (as Michele Rohl)
Arranged and Produced by Bruce Miller (BMI)
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Won't win an Oscar, but it's fun to watch
29 December 2012 | by KarateBoyBiffSee all my reviews

If you prefer movies that make you think and challenge your mind and opinions in ways you didn't think possible, stay away from this movie. If you like movies that are filled with political incorrectness and mindless fun, have at it.

This movie was made in a more innocent time when people could make a movie without worrying if someone would complain about being politically incorrect. The same time when most of my favorite movies were made. For some who are concerned about this type of thing, there are times when they poke fun at characters for different things (for example one of them being bothered by being short) but it's more of good natured teasing than spiteful attacks.

One of the most memorable characters would have to be an individual by the name of suicide who has a few screws loose and does some outlandish things while trying to feel a rush.

I saw this movie for the first time when I was 19, and it's remained one of my favorites of all time. Not because it has in in depth and compelling story, because it doesn't. It was made during a time when a movie could be about next to nothing and still be good. For example, Breakfast Club was about 5 kids in detention. This movie is good, light hearted fun that I can watch again and again.


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