Extreme Ops

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Extreme Ops
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Christian Duguay
Produced by Moshe Diamant
Jan Fantl
Written by Michael Zaidan
Timothy Scott Bogart
Mark Mullin
Starring Devon Sawa
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Rupert Graves
Rufus Sewell
Music by Normand Corbeil
Stanislas Syrewicz
Cinematography Hannes Hubach
Edited by Clive Barrett
Sylvain Lebel
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
MDP Worldwide
Release dates
  • November 27, 2002 (2002-11-27)
Running time
100 minutes
Language English
Budget $40 million[1][2]
Box office $10,959,475[3]

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.


Production and critical reception[edit]

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."[4] 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".[5]


  1. ^ "Box office / business for Extreme Ops (2002)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Extreme Ops". The Numbers. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Extreme Ops". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Extreme Ops (2002)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Extreme Ops". Metacritic. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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