- 1 hr 44 min
K2 is an action film was written by Patrick Meyers and Scott Roberts, adapted from Meyers' original stage play. Directed by Franc Roddam, the film features Michael Biehn and Matt Craven. The story is inspired by the first two Americans ever to climb the second highest mountain on the planet, Jim Wickwire and Louis Reichardt. The story follows Taylor Brooks (played by Michael Biehn) and Harold Jameson (played by Matt Craven) who are professionals during the day and mountaineers on weekends. While they share a love of scaling the mountainside, they are different personalities. Taylor is a womanizing lawyer and Harold is a settled down, married scientist. On one climb, the two encounter billionaire Phillip Claiborne (played by Raymond J. Barry) and a group of climbers. They are testing equipment for a special and challenging Himalyan expedition. Brooks meets up with Dallas, a guy he remembers from law school. That evening, two people from Claiborne's team go against Harold's warnings and die in an avalanche. Claiborne and survivors are rescued due to Taylor and Harold's quick action. Taylor expresses interest in joining the crew. Claiborne ultimately says the two will be allowed to join the team. The team embarks to Karakoram in Pakistan and successfully begins the climb. However, Taylor and Dallas have issues and Harold struggles with guilt after leaving his wife for the trip. Claiborne falls ill due to the altitude. Taylor, Harold, Takane and Dallas carry on with minimal supplies. Claiborne issues an order for only two men to embark on the final summit. Two are to wait behind at the camp. Takane returns after a fall and dies due to hypothermia. Taylor and Harold go off to try it for themselves. They finally make it, but Harold slips, breaks his leg, dropping the rope. Taylor comes upon the frozen body of Dallas, gets the climbing rope and a supply of adrenaline. Taylor injects Harold with the medicine and lowers him to safety. They continue to descend until reaching a ridge and a helicopter saves them.