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Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Biography | Drama  -  9 November 1997 (USA)
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An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the ... See full summary »

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Scott Fischer
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Rob Hall (as Nat Parker)
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Beck Weathers
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Jon Krakauer
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Andy Harris
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Sandy Hill Pittman
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Anatoli Boukreev
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Ang Dorje
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Doug Hansen
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Neal Beidelman
Akemi Otani ...
Yasuko Namba
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Dale Kruse
Nicholas Hewetson ...
Tim Madsen
Luke Garrett ...
Mike Groom
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An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through while climbing the mountain. Written by <Tronsark@juno.com>

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The long-range view of Mt. Everest shown several times during the film is the dramatic north face on the Tibetan side of the mountain. The expeditions depicted really both climbed via the "Hillary Route" on the Southern (Nepalese) side. See more »

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Weak character development marred the movie.
21 April 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

There've been mixed reviews on this TV adaptation of a book. I think you either love or hate it, there's no two ways. I'm not an avid mountaineer so perhaps I'm missing the finer aspects of this movie. Based on Jon Krakauer's book, the story is a fascinating account of the tragic event of May 10, 1996 when two ill-fated expeditions to climb Mt Everest took place and the mishaps that occurred. On a pure emotional level, this is a disturbing look at how climbers -- both experts and novices -- can be so naive and over confident that they think they can use money and the latest technology to scale the tallest peak in the world. But as a movie, I found the sequence of events farcical and character development poor. The trouble with converting a book into a movie is that you have to get everything into under two hours. Something had to give, and a lot did in the end. The movie did provide me some consternation on the danger of climbing, but nothing much more.


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