This episode is the last in our “Winter-Dunder-Land” theme month, and we’re finishing it off with the 2000 David Giancola film “Icebreaker.” Here’s the skinny: I love it, Dave hated it, and Lad thought it was just so-so.
If you don’t remember the director of this film, David Giancola, then you’ve never seen his film Tangents or, as it’s more widely known, Time Chasers.
Anyway, this one has a few more recognizable faces. Here they are:
Astin plays a ski patroller who wants to marry Stacy Keach’s daughter, shown below:
Stacy Keach doesn’t think he’s good enough for her, so it’s a darned good thing there are some terrorists bearing down on the Killington Ski resort (where he works) to give him a chance to show he’s a worthy husband-type. The resort has a sad face. I can only assume that’s because it’s sentient and prescient and knows what’s about to happen.
There are a few lesser known faces that round out the cast. There’s this guy, who’s surprisingly adept at killing terrorists even though he’s also comic relief.
There’s this guy, the hotel manager, who’s also surprisingly adept at killing terrorists once he raids an inexplicably unsecured SWAT van and grabs a gun.
Anyway, the whole plot revolves around this thing:
and Sean Astin snowboards his way to victory:
Then he saves his girlfriend from a gondola with a bomb on it:
Then the crazy hotel manager saves them from a slow-moving bulldozer type thing:
But wait! There’s still Bruce Campbell, and he’s got a thing!
Don’t worry, Stacy Keach also has a thing for some reason and he explodes Campbell.
Anyway, the movie has a happy ending, if you consider marriage a happy ending. About half of all people who’ve been married do not.
After you’re finished with the podcast, head on over to our audio commentary tracks page and listen to us watch the movie. After that, go play outside, but bring a sweater; there are terrorists out there.