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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
Richard Rees ...
Lopsang Sherpa
Stuart Milligan ...
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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Extreme Adventure. Extreme Danger.


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The surname of one of the climbing guides, Anatoli Boukreev, is mispronounced twice by people who would know well the correct pronunciation. Both Scott Fischer and the narrator in voiceover (Krakauer) pronounce it "BOUK-reave", when it is actually "BOUK-ar-YEY-yev." See more »

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A well-drawn depiction of a complex, controversial tragedy
10 November 1998 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

After reading the other comment about this movie, I feel I must disagree completely. I found the portraits well-drawn and well-acted given that the production had only two hours to convey the entire story, which of course is much more complex and horrific than could be possibly be presented in a TV movie.

While I could not comprehend the obsession that drove these people to take what seemed an extreme and ultimately deadly risk to climb and "conquer" the mountain, I really wanted them to survive and was saddened when they didn't. Maybe I'm just too sensitive or sentimental, but seeing what the movie did portray, which was distressing enough, and knowing that it isn't anything near what the real tragedy was like, made me cry. It made me think about the real people and what a waste of lives that was.


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