Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Christian Duguay|
|Produced by||Moshe Diamant
|Written by||Michael Zaidan
Timothy Scott Bogart
|Music by||Normand Corbeil
|Edited by||Clive Barrett
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures
Extreme Ops is a 2002 action thriller film directed by Christian Duguay, written by Michael Zaidan, Timothy Scott Bogart, and Mark Mullin, and starring Devon Sawa, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Rupert Graves, and Rufus Sewell.
A commercial director and three extreme sports enthusiasts take their trip to the Alps for a seasonal practice and stunt filming. They are unaware that they are filming on the same location which is originally a hideout of Serbia's most wanted war criminal, Slobodan Pavlov. Pavlov and his henchmen soon find out that the enthusiasts had been watched by the group and rush swiftly to kill the witnesses. Now racing for their lives against the helicopters and expert assassins, the enthusiasts must put their quick extreme sports skills to the test in order to escape the mountain.
- Devon Sawa as Will
- Bridgette Wilson-Sampras as Chloe
- Rupert Graves as Jeffrey
- Rufus Sewell as Ian
- Heino Ferch as Mark
- Joe Absolom as Silo
- Jana Pallaske as Kittie
- Klaus Löwitsch as Slobodan Pavlov
- Jean-Pierre Castaldi as Zoran
- Liliana Komorowska as Yana
- David Scheller as Slavko
- Detlef Bothe as Ratko
- Heinrich Schmieder as Goran
- Franjo Marincic as Ivo
- Rade Radovic as Jakša
- Wolfgang Packhauser as Nervous Serb
- Norbert Blecha as Foreman
- Vicky Huang as Kana
- Hiro Kanagawa as Mr. Imahara
Production and critical reception
The film was originally titled The Extremists by Duguay for its main plot concerning both "extreme" sports and terrorists, but the title was changed to avoid the obvious negative connotations in a terror-obsessed post-9/11 society. The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics. The film currently holds an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 66 reviews with the consensus stating: "The various stunts in can't compensate for the inane storyline and bad dialogue." On another film review aggregator website, Metacritic, Extreme Ops holds a score of 17 out of 100 based on reviews from 14 critics, indicating "overwhelming dislike".
- "Box office / business for Extreme Ops (2002)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Extreme Ops". The Numbers. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Extreme Ops". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Extreme Ops (2002)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Extreme Ops". Metacritic. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Extreme Ops at the Internet Movie Database
- Extreme Ops at Rotten Tomatoes
- Extreme Ops at Box Office Mojo
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