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Aspen Extreme

Aspen Extreme
Starring:
Paul Cross, Peter Berg and Finola Hughes


Rated: PG-13  For nudity.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: January 22, 1993 Released by: Hollywood Pictures

Amidst dozens of eager teenagers, I watched a better-than-anticipated ski film. Instead of numerous clips of skiing daredevils, there was a pretty good about two friends who leave their blue collar jobs in Detroit in search of a better future on the slopes of Aspen, Colorado.

Handsome T.J. Burke (Paul Gross) and his best friend, Dex (Peter Berg) drive to Aspen hoping to be hired as ski instructors to the rich and famous. After making the team, they quickly take to the posh social scene and cozy up to Bryce (Finola Hughes of T.V.'s Jack's Place), the richest woman on the mountain.

The skiing scenes are dramatic and well done, the camera is so close, you expect the lens to fog up with cold, wet snow any minute.

The two young actors have a terrific chemistry together, joking easily with one another. They seem to be two friends with an easy-going, close relationship.

The young audience that is intended for this picture will see beautiful people, beautiful scenery, great skiing and a happy ending - I guess just what they came for.

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