The Mountain

The Mountain

DVD - 2011
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Retired mountain climber and guide Zachary Wheeler reluctantly helps his younger brother scale a treacherous mountain slope to reach the site of a recent plane crash. He puts aside their differences and agrees to help his inexperienced brother on an immoral looting mission. After reaching the crash site, they discover a lone survivor. Zachary starts caring for the injured young woman, while his brother would rather abandon her and make off with the loot.
Publisher: [St. Charles, Ill.] : Olive Films, c2011.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD DRAMA MOUN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Mountain (Motion picture)

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garycornell
Jan 22, 2015

Give the Five Stars to a great Spencer Tracy performance. He plays a retired Swiss mountain climber. In "The Mountain" Spencer Tracy plays the role as a man who knows his limitations with age. He has a brother in Robert Wagner, who also climbs, but does not have good intentions. He is also miscast, because Spencer Tracy was 57 years old when he made "The Mountain" and Robert Wagner was in his early twenties. The two are not a good match on film. For me, watching Spencer Tracy play another fine role is worth putting up with a directors poor choice in Robert Wagner. His acting is fine, he just can't look like the brother of Spencer Tracy.

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rslade
Aug 23, 2014

Spencer Tracy creates a sympathetic character, but the relationship, and, indeed, the whole situation, aren't very believeable.

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