Pushing the Limits (1994)

Genres - Action  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

This French action movie features spectacular stunts in the air, on the slopes, and in the water as it follows the adventures of daredevils appearing on a popular French TV show. The story begins with Fiona standing upon a mountain peak releasing a beautiful eagle. The tale is told in flashback and from her point of view. She is the host of "Extreme Game" an independent show that records daring feats. The show is owned by cable magnate the greedy Farjonnes who will do anything for high ratings. The fearless regulars on the show are Xigor Copeland, ice climber and aerial surfer, Eric and Christophe, snowboarders, Dominique who jumps off cliffs wearing skis and a chute, Criss, a crazy telemark skier, Jean-Louis, vertical skier, and Eric Fradet, a sky surfer who lost his voice in an aerial accident. The stunts are filmed in Chamonix, Mont Blanc, Argentina, and Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Things heat up when Xigor publicly announces that he will sky-surf and land on the snowy slopes without a parachute. To add danger, he will do this at night using only flares and a laser to guide him. Farjonnes does not make it easy as he makes the men compete against each other in a grueling series of matches. The questions then become: will Xigor survive? Is his stunt for real?

Characteristics

Keywords

stuntperson, aerial, career, daredevil, ski-chuting, social-climber, sports, stunt, surfing