Extreme Ops

Theatrical Release: November 27, 2002
DVD Release: May 6, 2003
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Synopsis

A director (Rufus Sewell) leads his film crew to the Austrian Alps to make a commercial featuring three extreme skiers tailed by an avalanche. Unbeknownst to them, Slobodan Pavle (Klaus Lowitsch), a Serbian war criminal, is hiding nearby. When he finds out he’s been accidentally captured on film, he hunts down the crew. Bridgette Wilson-Sampras and Devon Sawa co-star in this action-filled adventure.

Dove Review

This is unlike any other film which I have seen. It starts out fairly slowly and then really speeds down the tracks at film’s end. A Serbian war criminal hunts down several extreme skiers in the Alps at the film’s climax. Their attempts to escape and to nail him conclude with a fast paced ending. An exciting action sequence includes the enemy firing from a helicopter and the lightning fast skiers doing all they can to elude him and to even bring him down. The scenes leading up to that include some interesting skiing scenes, but also have slow moving party scenes and dialog which is a bit uninspired. The themes of sacrifice and being a team player are commendable. Unfortunately, some strong language and the implied sexual relationship between an unmarried couple prevents us from awarding our Dove Seal to this DVD.

Content Description

Sex: Two girls kiss first because of a dare and then they are forced to by a mad man; a man mentions he has never had sex with a woman; an implied sexual relationship between an unmarried couple.
Language: GD-2; G/OMG-1; J/JC-2; Chr*st-1; S-17; H-7; PO-1; D-1; B-5; Freakin-5; Bloody-4; Pr*ck-1; Slang for male genitalia-1
Violence: A man holds another man over ledge of building; a skier crashes through a window; a man is gagged and tied; a man is struck with a chair and blood is seen; skiers almost fall off side of cliff; two men shoot at each other and a man shoots at skiers; a man shoots at skiers from a helicopter; a man strikes a woman; a woman slaps a man; an explosion of a helicopter into mountain side.
Drugs: Drinking; party scene; a drinking contest; smoking in a few scenes.
Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless men; a woman's pants are torn and her panties are briefly seen; woman seen in bathing suit.
Other: People take a risk by skiing behind a train by being connected to it with lines; some ski without poles down a mountain side.

Info

Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Writer: Timothy Scott Bogart and Mark Mullin
Producer: Moshe Diamant
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 133 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter