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K2 is a 1991 film about two friends' ascent of the second-highest mountain on Earth. The two main characters of the film are loosely based on Jim Wickwire and Louis Reichardt, the first two Americans to summit K2 in 1978.
- Directed by Franc Roddam. Written by Patrick Meyers and Scott Roberts.
Between the earth and the sky lies the sheer face of adventure.
- [to Harold] H! Fuck the rules! [starts climbing a building]
- Taylor Brooks: If you ask me, it costs too much.
- Harold Jameson: What?
- Taylor Brooks: Love. It's way overpriced.
- Harold Jameson: It's beautiful
- Taylor Brooks: Course it's beautiful, did you think I'd take you to an ugly mountain?
- Harold Jameson: What about, uh, Dallas? What's his name? What's his problem?
- Taylor Brooks: Dallas Woolf. We went to Law School together. He was good in the classroom... I was better in the courtroom. There's no contest in the bedroom!
- Taylor Brooks: Mrs. Perkins, dinner tonight?
- Pam Perkins: What about it?
- Taylor Brooks: Have it with me.
- Pam Perkins: No.
- Taylor Brooks: C'mon! Why not?
- Pam Perkins: Look Mr. Brooks, I already have a date.
- Taylor Brooks: Break it! Overtime.
- Pam Perkins: Thanks. But I never shit where I eat.
- Taylor Brooks: Oooh. I wasn't aware, Mrs. Perkins, you shit at all!
- Taylor Brooks: You climatizing, Harold?
- Harold Jameson: Good news or bad news when you bleed from your ears?
- Taylor Brooks: Good news.
- Taylor Brooks: What the hell is goin' on?
- Phillip Claiborne: Just lost the porters.
- Takane Shimuzu: What are we going to do now?
- Taylor Brooks: Fuck them. We don't need them, we are taking it by ourselves.
- Dallas Woolf: That's 7 tons of gear. When you wanna do this, before or after you get dressed?
- Taylor Brooks: I didn't make the world the way it is, Harold. I'm just trying to get through it, as fast and as clean as possible.
- Harold Jameson: [after staring straight at him for 5 seconds] We ALL make the world the way it is.
- Taylor Brooks: Yeah, well, we know who made this.
- [Taylor tosses his unfinished bowl of oatmeal into the pot and exits the tent]
- Michael Biehn - Taylor Brooks
- Matt Craven - Harold Jameson
- Raymond J. Barry - Phillip Claiborne
- Luca Bercovici - Dallas Woolf
- Patricia Charbonneau - Jackie Metcalf
- Julia Nickson-Soul - Cindy Jameson
- David Cubitt - Peter
- Hiroshi Fujioka - Takane Shimuzu
- Jamal Shah - Malik
- Kehli O'Byrne - Pam Perkins