Rival groups in a skiing school do battle on and off the piste. One gang are rich and serious, the other group are party animals.


Damian Lee


David Mitchell





Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Cameron ... Dave Marshak
Tom Bresnahan ... John E. Roland (as Tom Breznahan)
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Ed Young
Mark Thomas Miller Mark Thomas Miller ... Reid Janssens
Spencer Rochfort ... Derek Stevens
Darlene Vogel ... Lori
Stuart Fratkin ... Fitz Fitzgerald
Charlie Spradling ... Paulette
Ava Fabian ... Victoria
Gaetana Korbin Gaetana Korbin ... Bridget
Mark Brandon ... Anton Bryce
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Erich Blor
Johnny Askwith Johnny Askwith ... Client / Bart
Alison Dobie Alison Dobie ... Ooh Dave Girl
Stacy Brink Stacy Brink ... Half Naked Woman


Rival ski instructors at a prestigious mountain school compete to save their jobs. The infamous "Section Eight", a popular group of skiing partiers are up against some rich stiffs whose only thought is beating their arch rivals in the annual spring pageant. Written by Wallace Entertainment

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The hottest action ever to hit the slopes



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Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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The character of David Marshack was originally scripted, and played out as David Marshall. However, feeling the name was too bland, Marshall was dubbed over with Marshack; unfortunately, the mouth movements of the other characters do not hide this fact as well as the director would have liked. Nor were the visual cues changed: at just under 1 hour into the film, the place card for David Marshall can be clearly seen on the leader board, just as Marshack slides to a halt beneath it. See more »


As Section 1 throws Section 8 out of the party, Reid's buddies can be heard saying "don't come back here again", but no one is moving their lips. See more »


Fitz: Au revoir mon cherie! One day we will run naked under a fuuulllll mooonnnn!
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Idiotic and Innocent ...
20 January 2009 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

This is movie is probably generation-specific; I'll bet you could appreciate it much more if you saw it in it's day. Seeing it today, it comes across as innocent and light-hearted rather than laugh-out-loud funny. It's geared towards the slacker mentality of the early 90s: partying, goofing off and women.

In the movie, there are basically two ski school groups who are at odds with each other: rich/elitist/serious skiers and slacker/party-focused lunatics. They use the Whistler Pageant competition to determine which group should remain at the resort and which should go.

The film is clearly geared to high-school males. There's beer, nudity and lots of girls (none of which have any real speaking roles). There are a few colorful ski scenes which are interspersed throughout the movie, but the it mainly takes place indoors than on the slope.

It may appeal to you if you're looking for a light-hearted teen-party movie (and moreso if you like ski themes). Otherwise, there's no point in seeing it.

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11 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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Ski School See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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