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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Robert J. Avrech (written by)
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Release Date:
9 November 1997 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Extreme Adventure. Extreme Danger.
Plot:
An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster"... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Paper Thin & Simply Awful See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter Horton ... Scott Fischer

Nathaniel Parker ... Rob Hall (as Nat Parker)

Richard Jenkins ... Beck Weathers

Christopher McDonald ... Jon Krakauer

Tim Dutton ... Andy Harris
Pamela Gien ... Sandy Hill Pittman

Peter J. Lucas ... Anatoli Boukreev

Long Nguyen ... Ang Dorje

Jeff Perry ... Doug Hansen

Ned Vaughn ... Neal Beidelman
Akemi Otani ... Yasuko Namba
Richard Rees ... Lopsang Sherpa
Stuart Milligan ... Dale Kruse
Nicholas Hewetson ... Tim Madsen
Luke Garrett ... Mike Groom
Romilly Weeks ... Charlotte Fox
Esther Hall ... Jan Arnold
David Forman ... Taiwanese Climber #1
Nigel Fan ... Taiwanese Climber #2
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Directed by
Robert Markowitz 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robert J. Avrech (written by)

Produced by
David Minkowski .... co-producer
Rosalie Muskatt .... producer
Hans Proppe .... producer
Bernard Sofronski .... executive producer
Matthew Stillman .... co-producer
Deborah Edell Underwood .... associate producer
Rachel Verno .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Lee Holdridge 
 
Cinematography by
Neil Roach (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Beatty 
 
Production Design by
Christiaan Wagener 
 
Art Direction by
Jindrich Kocí  (as Jindra Koci)
 
Set Decoration by
Astrid Sieben 
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Lane 
 
Makeup Department
Jirí Farkas .... key hair stylist (as Jiri Farkas)
Meg Speirs .... key makeup artist
Eva Ungrová-Malíková .... hair stylist (as Eva Ungrová)
Eva Ungrová-Malíková .... makeup artist (as Eva Ungrová)
 
Production Management
Michal Skop .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Lawrence Ludwig .... first assistant director (as Carl Ludwig)
Jana Ludwigova .... second assistant director
Mirek Lux .... assistant director
Emily Stillman .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jiri Juda .... property master
Michael Lichtenegger .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Suzanne Angel .... adr editor
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Petr Forejt .... boom operator
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Lyle .... supervising sound editor
Jay Patterson .... production sound
Dennis Sager .... sound engineer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
David C. Eichhorn .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Karl-Heinz Bochnig .... special effects coordinator (as Karl Heinz Bochnig)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ivan Chalupa .... key grip
Martin Grosup .... camera operator
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer (as Abraham Leibman)
Franz Schrems .... director of photography: second unit
Jan Carda .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Judith Holstra .... casting: U.S.
Jeremy Zimmermann .... casting: U.K.
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarka Zvolenska .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Z. Jean Woods .... assistant editor
Ed Twiford .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Don Sanders .... music editor
 
Other crew
Leo Baumgartner .... climbing technical advisor
Kathi Danielson .... production accountant
Denny Flinn .... assistant to executive producer
Monika Hanzlikova .... assistant: Mr. Markowitz
Ron Hart .... production assistant
Andy House .... production executive
Todd M. Lachniet .... production coordinator (as Todd Lachniet)
Lida Ordnungova .... production coordinator
Pavlina Prikrylova .... assistant production coordinator
Francesco Stazzonelli .... location manager
Carol Stewart .... script supervisor
Christian Stoltz .... production assistant
Jiri Tichacek .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
 

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90 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Paper Thin & Simply Awful, 17 November 2004
Author: Maria Sabom from NE ME

Jon Krakauer did a good job of describing the Everest climb in which he participated and which was a fatal disaster for a dozen of those who were with his team.

The book was probably the most popular and best-selling mountaineering tale of all time. Readers of the book who watch this made-for-TV movie should be forewarned that the movie not only attempts to chronicle the disaster but is, in itself, a disaster. The movie is perhaps a greater disaster for those who never read Krakauer's book - the editing leaves one wishing for a guide, the acting leaves one wishing for a dinner theatre musical, and the overly trite 'messages' that the movie pounds into the viewer ("be prepared", "you can't always be prepared for disaster", "respect the mountain") left me wishing for a quick ice axe to the forehead.

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