Off the Edge (1977)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Extreme Sports  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The director of this film and a cast and crew of thrill-seekers have filmed a story about a pair of adrenalin-junkies who head off to the high mountains of New Zealand to ski and hang-glide in wild and unprotected areas. Their genuinely real stunts are performed in the Mount Cook area, which makes this almost a documentary. However, the two athletes cook up a storyline about being alone and unable to contact the Park Service if anything should happen to them, which clearly throws this into the category of fiction. Awesome footage of maximum-risk skiing and hang-gliding rescue the movie from such contrivances, however.