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"OUT COLD"
(2001) (Jason London, Lee Majors) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Extreme Mild Heavy None None
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Heavy None Minor Minor Moderate
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
*Heavy Minor None Mild Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: Various employees of a quaint ski resort react to a business developer's arrival and his attempts at revamping the place.
PLOT:
Rick Rambis (JASON LONDON) and his friends, Luke (ZACH GALIFIANAKIS), Anthony (FLEX ALEXANDER) and Pig Pen (DEREK HAMILTON) all work at the Bull Mountain ski resort in Alaska's high country. When not goofing off or drinking in the bar manned by Lance (DAVID DENMAN), the bartender, and frequented by locals such as Stumpy (DAVID KOECHNER), the four work for Ted Muntz (WILLIE GARSON) whose wild father made the place legendary.

Yet, Ted no longer wants to run the place, thus resulting in developer Jack Majors (LEE MAJORS) showing up with his revisionary plans already set to turn the quaint little town into a major resort for affluent tourists. This doesn't sit well with the locals, but they don't seem to mind so much when he offers Rick a managerial job and promises not to fire anyone.

That's great for Rick, but he has other things on his mind including romance. While his and the guys' female friend Jenny (A.J. COOK) is obviously interested in him, Rick is still fixated on Anna (CAROLINE DHAVERNAS), a girl he briefly dated for a few weeks before she suddenly disappeared. When she turns out to be Major's daughter and shows up with her buxom stepsister, Inga (VICTORIA SILVSTEDT), Rick is torn about what to do.

As Majors continues with his business plan, another employee, Eric (THOMAS LENNON), gives the others a hard time, and Anna's paraplegic fiancÚ, Barry (TODD RICHARDS), shows up, Rick must decide what he's going to do concerning his love life and the future of Bull Mountain.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into rowdy teen comedies or are into snowboarding they might be drawn to it, but this one seems likely to fly under most kids' radar screens.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For language, crude and sexual humor, and substance abuse.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • JASON LONDON plays one of the ski resort employees on Bull Mountain. Despite Jenny hitting on him, he's still fixated on Anna and tries to win her back despite her being engaged to someone else. Like his friends, he drinks a great deal and tries to thwart Majors' plan once he realizes what kind of man and boss he is.
  • ZACH GALIFIANAKIS plays his co-worker who's always drinking to the point of passing out and becomes amorous with both a woman and later the hot tube they're in.
  • FLEX ALEXANDER plays another of their friends and fellow workers who drinks but is afraid to snowboard.
  • DEREK HAMILTON plays their somewhat dimwitted friend who also drinks.
  • THOMAS LENNON plays an employee who doesn't like the others (and the feeling is mutual).
  • DAVID DENMAN plays the bartender whose outward heterosexual behavior and comments masks that he's really gay.
  • A.J. COOK plays the guys' female friend who's interested in Rick (and seems willing to bed him), but must put up with his interest in Anna. She also drinks.
  • CAROLINE DHAVERNAS plays Majors' daughter with whom Rick briefly had a fling despite her having a boyfriend.
  • WILLIE GARSON plays the original owner's adult son who wants to sell the resort.
  • VICTORIA SILVSTEDT plays Majors' buxom stepdaughter who flaunts her figure and sexuality at the men.
  • LEE MAJORS plays a business developer who wants to buy and transform the ski resort into a major tourist attraction. He's condescending to certain people and uses some profanity.
  • TODD RICHARDS plays Anna's paraplegic fiancÚ who's also a doctor and pilot.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. The film's sexually related material pushes the boundaries of that rating and includes, but isn't limited to the following: A couple is seen in a hot tub making out and the woman removes her top (that man later becomes amorous with the hot tub by himself); that same woman is later partially seen having sex with that man's friend; and another guy wakes up in bed a following morning with a woman in her bra and panties.

    One man humps a bench while having an erotic dream; he and others mimic some sexual movement with each other in regards to another young man and woman walking off (with that woman then willing to invite him into her place to "hook up" with him); a young woman flashes her bra/bikini top to a young man to distract him; and some sexual comments are made. Meanwhile, some non-sexual, partial nudity is seen (bare butts and partially bare breasts), while lots of cleavage is also present.

    Profanity consists of several "s" words and slang for both sex and genital-based words, while various colorful phrases are also uttered. Many instances of imitative behavior are present, while most of the young characters drink a great deal of beer (one often to the point of being passed out). Some drug paraphernalia is also present.

    Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes, while some violence - snowboard related and some punching and hitting - occurs. Finally, some crude/scatological material is present. Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for anyone in your home, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information about the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • In some flashback footage, we see the original owner with a beer in his hand and hear that he liked to ski while drinking. We also see photos of people with beer as well as a person with a huge, faux beer can.
  • Rick and his friends drink in the local bar - where others also drink including one man who has wine - and Jenny then comes in and orders a beer and many shots for herself and her friends.
  • The friends play a King of the Mountain game where they ski down the mountain while holding a mug of beer and whoever has the most still left in their mug at the bottom of the slope wins. During this, various people drink while skiing.
  • We see that Luke is passed out from drinking too much.
  • Rick states that when he needs advice from Pig Pen about anything other than romance, such as cleaning resin out of his bong, he'll ask him.
  • In a flashback, Rick has a frozen drink while others also drink, including Luke who's guzzling down beer through a tube.
  • Various people drink in the local bar, including Inga who orders a fuzzy naval.
  • Stumpy tells a story of someone who liked to smoke "grass" and drink.
  • Luke hands Rick a bottle of liquor after the latter spots Anna. We later see that he's presumably consumed most of it by himself.
  • As Jenny waits for Rick to show up for their date, she has several beers.
  • We see Luke once again passed out from drinking too much.
  • A man drinks wine.
  • Various people, including Rick, drink in the local bar.
  • After a drug test is announced, Pig Pen states that he doesn't need a test to know that he uses drugs.
  • People drink at a party in the bar.
  • People drink at a party inside someone's home where Pig Pen has what looks like a bong (and some other man drinks the water from it) and Rick, Jenny and others drink from huge bottles of beer. We later see that Luke and others are drunk.
  • Rick takes a drink of liquor and then leaves the rest of the bottle at a statue.
  • Barry asks the others where one can get a drink in the town and they all head off to do so.
  • Various people have champagne at a reception.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Stumpy accidentally stabs a knife through his own hand (that we see, but there's no blood).
  • We see that the bar's restroom for men is really just a door to the outside where the guys urinate against the trees (we see several standing there, but don't see any related activity).
  • We see cups of urine during a drug test, as well as one that has a piece of human excrement in it.
  • A sleeping woman farts.
  • Luke closes one nostril and then blows something out of his nose with the other.
  • Majors is yanked into a portable toilet that then flips over and slides down a hill upside down.
  • Luke lands on a man and a comment is made about his boot being up his butt (we later see the man being carted off with the outline of a boot sticking out from his butt under the blanket).
  • In outtakes at the end of the movie, Jenny comments on someone putting a farting machine under a table and we hear related sounds.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Majors arrives and decides to change everything about the resort, including firing Rick's friends. He also constantly refers to the current owner as "retard." He also calls Barry "Captain cripple."
  • Rick forgets about his date with Jenny (after unexpectedly running into Anna and then going off and drinking by himself at home).
  • Anna tells Rick that the reason she dumped him in the past was because she already had a boyfriend (and thus was cheating on him with Rick).
  • We see that some people have written graffiti on Majors' vehicle after a party.
  • Eric acts like a jerk toward the other employees.
  • Some may see Rick and the others' attempts to thwart Majors' efforts (of buying and molding the resort the way he wants) as having bad attitudes.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Oh, sh*t," "Sh*tty," "Bare-assed," "Hot freakin' chicks," "Idiot," "Bitching and moaning," "Suckers," "Lame ass," "What the hell /is going on/is he doing up there/is that?" "Turd," "Piss(ed) off," "Freaky deaky," "Retard" (what Majors always calls Muntz), "Numb nuts," "Dice," "Nuts," "Party boys," and "Olson twins" (all for testicles), "Get your butt over here," "Damn him," "Ass wipe," "It sucks," "We'll/lets kick his ass," "Who the hell are you?" "Grab ass," "Jackass," "Dirty little bastards," "Bitch" (what Majors calls Rick), "Captain cripple" (what Majors calls Barry who's a paraplegic) and "You ungrateful jerk."
  • Some kids may be enticed to take up extreme snowboarding and/or performing the various stunts shown in the film (including sliding the boards across railings, sliding over and/or down rooftops, etc.). A person also snowboards down some steps on the inside of a house.
  • The same holds true for a King of the Mountain game the friends play where they ski down the mountain while holding a mug of beer and whoever has the most still left in their mug at the bottom of the slope wins.
  • Jenny flashes her bra/bikini top to Pig Pen to cause him to wipe out while skiing.
  • The guys pull various pranks on Luke, including leaving him outside with his pants down and salt on his crotch while passed out (so that a polar bear comes up and licks his crotch). They also put him in the driver's seat of a parked car and then have others spin it around on the snowy ground while screaming so that he wakes up and thinks he's driving drunk and is in an out of control spin. We then see that they've duct taped him to a mechanical bull.
  • Luke sees a sign that states not to inject foreign objects into the hot tub's jets. He then apparently places his penis into one of them and seems pleasured by the sensation as he turns up the setting. That pleasure turns to pain, however, as the tub starts making odd sounds.
  • We see a photo of Luke giving "the finger" and Barry later gives the same to Majors.
  • Luke closes one nostril and then blows something out of his nose with the other.
  • Rick and his friends plan to disrupt Majors' celebration by doing various things to scare off his investors.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A tiny bit of comically suspenseful music plays in one scene.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • We briefly hear bits of a song that include the lines, "I like big butts" and "Baby got back."
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 3 "s" words, 6 slang terms for sex ("hook up," "hit it" and "laid"), 3 slang terms using male genitals ("pr*ck," "sausage" and "Little Elvis"), 1 slang term using female genitals ("p*ssy"), 1 slang term for breasts ("t*ts"), 21 asses (2 used with "hole"), 15 hells, 6 damns, 1 S.O.B., 6 uses of "Oh my God" (one written), 2 each of "God" and "Oh God," and 1 use each of "My God" and "Swear to God" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • The abundant amount of material in this category nearly warrants an "extreme" rating, but since no graphic sexual behavior or explicit nudity is present, the rating was left as it is.
  • In some flashback footage, we see the original owner skiing with part of his bare butt being visible. We later see a statue of him that has him in the same pose (with part of his butt exposed while skiing).
  • We briefly see a man in small shorts - that show part of his bare butt - as he goes outside in the snow.
  • Lance says (about Jenny), "If I was her, I'd be getting with every dude on this mountain."
  • As Luke goes through Rick's wallet, he notes a condom being in there with an expiration date from a few years earlier.
  • Jenny flashes her bra/bikini top to Pig Pen to cause him to wipe out while skiing.
  • When Jenny asks Rick to walk her home, Pig Pen mockingly humps Luke from behind and Anthony then does the same to Pig Pen (all are clothed).
  • Jenny wonders if Rick is going to make some sort of excuse to come into her house just so that they can "hook up" and then adds that she wouldn't mind. After they talk for a few moments, he returns to the subject and asks her if she wants to "hook up." When she says he'll have to try harder than that, he playfully repeats the same in a jokingly sex voice (but nothing happens between them as he then leaves).
  • The guys pull various pranks on Luke, including leaving him outside with his pants down and salt on his crotch while passed out (so that a polar bear comes up and licks his crotch). He then comes to while this occurs (we don't see anything explicit but do see the bear's snout at his crotch from a distance) and has a pleased smile on his face until he opens his eyes and sees what's happening. As he runs away, he says "Good boy" and then amends that to "Good girl." He later asks if one can get an STD from a polar bear.
  • In a dream that Pig Pen has, various buxom women in skimpy outfits (with bikini-like tops that show lots of cleavage) are stuck in a gondola and Pig Pen must rescue them. Once inside, he tells them to remove their tops (to tie them together) and so they do (and we see parts of various bare breasts). As the cable breaks, the various women then all slide down and land on top of Pig Pen (and we see more parts of bare breasts). We then see Pig Pen as he's having this dream and slowly humping the bench on which he's sleeping.
  • Referring to Jenny, Rick's friends ask if he "hit it" last night (he says that he didn't).
  • In a flashback, we see various women in bikini tops dancing (in a bar that sounded like it was called Pedro O'Horneys) and then see Rick and Anna making out.
  • Stumpy asks Pig Pen if he's ever been in a lesbian (Internet) chat room. Pig Pen then asks if they're any good and Stumpy replies that he doesn't know.
  • A guy refers to the ski resort as a "sausage factory" (meaning filled with men with penises rather than attractive women).
  • All of the men react to the buxom Inga who seductively walks in (showing some cleavage) and then sensuously wiggles around at the jukebox (with the camera occasionally focusing on her clothed butt). She then reveals her bare belly when asking the name of a drink related to her naval (that one man then jokingly calls a "Horny-maker").
  • Pig Pen visits a lesbian internet chat room (where the greeting graphic shows one woman starting to remove another woman's top - although nothing explicit is seen) via his computer and starts exchanging non-explicit remarks with what he presumes is a lesbian. That, however, turns out to be another guy thinking the same thing and the two get a bit worked up as they continue exchanging messages (with us eventually seeing that the other man is typing while sitting partially naked (we see his bare butt through his chair) with one saying the other is "setting me on fire."
  • Inga rides a mechanical bull (while wearing a low-cut top and running her hands along her body) in the town's bar (where the men lustfully watch her ride it and its slow bucking motion).
  • Talking about Inga, Luke announces, "I'm going to do her."
  • Luke and Inga are in a hot tub together (she in a small bikini that shows lots of cleavage and is behind him with his head on her chest). She then moves opposite him and removes her top. We then see her bare back as well as various glimpses of the sides of her bare breasts (and she and Luke then make out in the tub). We then see her in her bikini bottom as she spanks him (in his swim trunks) and she announces that she's ready to do something (a foreign word) that Luke believes means she's ready to have sex. As she gets out of the tub (and the camera peers between her legs as she stands - just showing Luke and nothing explicit on her), he removes his trunks and tosses them aside. She then states that the word she used means sleep and so she then abruptly leaves.
  • Luke then sees a sign that states not to inject foreign objects into the hot tub's jets. He then apparently places his penis into one of them and seems pleasured by the sensation as he turns up the setting. That pleasure turns to pain, however, as the tub starts making odd sounds. The next morning, Jenny finds him still stuck there and goes off to get help (as we see the top of his bare butt, and we later see him sitting with a pile of snow on his crotch). A man then asks Luke, "Was it worth it?"
  • After Anna states that her boyfriend is a pilot as well as a doctor, Rick facetiously states, "I think I want to have sex with him too."
  • As Rick and Anna dance at a formal gathering, he tells her that she's not wearing any underwear and she replies that one can't with the formfitting dress she's wearing. He then alludes to the fact that he's not wearing underwear either.
  • The next morning after a wild party, Anthony wakes up in bed with a woman in her bra and panties (he's in his boxers).
  • After someone refers to Luke as the Jacuzzi Casanova, Barry gives him some pills for his sore crotch, stating, "You'll be back up to the plate in no time." Luke then wonders if they will make it (his penis) bigger.
  • When the guys mention working on an oilrig after being fired, Pig Pen asks whether guys on oilrigs "get laid" and another sarcastically mentions that they "get laid all the time."
  • Lance finally comes out and admits that he's gay (the others already knew and don't care) after mentioning heterosexual conquests ("one after another") that he's had.
  • After mentioning other things, Pig Pen asks Inga if she'll have sex with him. She replies that nothing would "piss off" her stepfather more and so she walks off with Pig Pen. Moments later, when a curtain is dropped in front of a gathering of people, we see Pig Pen having sex with Inga from behind in a large display case (with very brief movement but no nudity). Both then exit, with Inga zipping up her pants (and seen in her bra that shows lots of cleavage). Majors then comments that she's just like her mother.
  • Stumpy states that Rick and Jenny "got together and then some." He then adds that if anyone has told you that money won't buy you love, they've never been to Reno.
  • During the outtakes, we see Inga in the hot tub again (topless and we see part of her bare breasts) licking Luke's beard.
  • SMOKING
  • Majors smokes a cigar in one scene.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • The wild and potentially dangerous snowboarding and related stunts shown in the film.
  • Corporate America taking over small town resorts.
  • Lance finally comes out and admits that he's gay (the others already knew and don't care).
  • VIOLENCE
  • We see footage of various people wiping out - some quite severely - while snowboarding.
  • The friends play a King of the Mountain game where they ski down the mountain while holding a mug of beer and whoever has the most still left in their mug at the bottom of the slope wins. During this, they playfully bump, run into and knock over other contestants, while others wipe out on their own (with no serious injuries).
  • After Luke spits beer into Pig Pen's face (all done somewhat playfully), Pig Pen punches Luke, knocking him to the ground where they then struggle.
  • Luke punches Pig Pen several times in a car for not paying attention to Rick's story.
  • After his friends pull a practical joke on him, Luke grabs Pig Pen and repeatedly slams his head into a steering wheel.
  • Luke crashes to the ground after snowboarding off the roof.
  • Anna throws a snowball that accidentally hits Rick in the crotch.
  • After Barry, who's a paraplegic, announces that he has no feeling in his legs, Pig Pen hits him there to test him.
  • Stumpy head-butts a person and knocks him down.
  • Luke crashes into a tent while snowboarding, while Jenny has a bunch of kids throw snowballs at despised workers (one kid also throws a bottle that breaks upon hitting another person on the head) and Pig Pen knocks some guys down.
  • Muntz hits Majors on the ear and then repeatedly smacks at him.
  • A large statue slides down a hill and crashes through a platform, knocking Majors down. A rope/harness then snags his foot and yanks him across the snow until he crashes into a portable outdoor toilet.
  • Luke lands on a man and a comment is made about his boot being up his butt (we later see the man being carted off with the outline of a boot sticking out from his butt under the blanket).
  • We see various people wiping out while snowboarding.



  • Reviewed November 19, 2001 / Posted November 21, 2001

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