Top of the World
Top of the World is a dramatic character study of people at emotional crossroads in their lives. After Hal dies in a plane crash prematurely at the age of fifty-nine, his son, Gregg, inherits the mountain cabin and guest house. When Gregg goes to the cabin to settle his father's affairs, he finds his father's girlfriend, Susie, living there. Gregg invites some of his old friends up to the cabin for Thanksgiving to join he and Susie. This beautiful mountain setting allows the group to examine their individual relationships and personal problems. Together they all help each other find choices that will enable them to move forward with their lives.
One couple gets engaged, one couple separates and Gregg rekindles his desire to continue a writing career. Gregg was estranged from his father prior to his death. He has trouble both expressing his grief and relating to Susie, a woman who, while being Gregg's peer, was his father's lover. Susie sees a lot of simularity between Gregg and his father. She eventually is able to share her grief with Gregg and bridge the gap between them.
- Starring: Gregg Almquist and Kayla Black
- Director(s): Cort Tramontim
- Producer(s): Beth Harrison
- Screenwriter(s): Jamie Horton, Brockman Seawell
- Distributor: Castle Hill Prods.
- Release Date: Friday, August 26, 1994
- Rating: Acceptable
Featured Animal Action
Animal action is very mild in this film. Horses are seen hitched to a corral fence and later being groomed and ridden through the snow covered forest. Later in the film, they are walked through the mountain setting and the actor notes it is to rest the horses.