GenreAction, Adventure, Thriller Budget40 million USD LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember 27, 2002 (2002-11-27) WriterTimothy Scott Bogart (story), Mark Mullin (story), Michael Zaidan (screenplay) CastDevon Sawa (Will), Bridgette Wilson (Chloe), Rufus Sewell (Ian), Rupert Graves (Jeffrey), Heino Ferch (Mark), Joe Absolom (Silo) Similar moviesFeuer und Eis, Icebreaker, Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out, Away from Her, The Prince & Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon, Abominable
TaglineFear is a trigger
A director, Ian (Rufus Sewell), brings his crew to the Alps to film a group of extreme-sports practitioners for a television commercial. But, over the course of the shoot, the thrill seekers get more than they bargained for when they stumble on the hideout of a Serbian warlord, Pavlov (Klaus Lowitsch), and his terrorist goons. After they unintentionally get the warlord on film, a gnarly chase begins, and they find themselves experiencing a whole new kind of thrill.
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.
While filming an advertisement, some extreme sports enthusiasts unwittingly stop a group of terrorists.
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 Serbias 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 Lowitsch 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 Jaksa
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 cant 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".