Watch Green Ice
- 1 hr 51 min
In the 1981 film Green Ice, Ryan O'Neal plays a "black sheep" of his family, who is disillusioned with the legitimate mining business his father has built in South America. He instead turns to a life of smuggling, using the money to support his lavish lifestyle. When he finds out about a rare green mineral called "emerald emeritus" that is located in a remote area of the Andes Mountains, he sees an opportunity to strike it rich. He enlists the help of his former flame and fellow smuggler, played by Anne Archer, and Omar Sharif's character, a mysterious gem trader. Together, they set out on a dangerous mission to extract the valuable mineral and sell it on the black market. Along the way, they encounter a dangerous group of bandits, and must navigate dangerous terrain and treacherous alliances. As they get closer to the mine, tensions rise between the three smugglers, as each has their own agenda and motivations. O'Neal's character is torn between getting rich and striking back at his father for rejecting him, Archer's character is seeking redemption, and Sharif's character seems to be playing all sides. The film is a tense and fast-paced adventure, with stunning scenery and thrilling action sequences. The chemistry between the three leads is palpable, and each brings depth and nuance to their characters. O'Neal's character is charming yet flawed, Archer's is strong and determined, and Sharif's is enigmatic and mysterious. Green Ice is a classic example of a 1980s action/adventure film, with all the tropes and cliches that come with the genre. But it also has a surprising amount of heart and character development, making it stand out from the crowd. The film is a must-see for fans of the era, and anyone looking for a thrilling adventure filled with intrigue, danger and betrayal.