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Writer (WGA):
Robert J. Avrech (written by)
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Release Date:
9 November 1997 (USA) See more »
Extreme Adventure. Extreme Danger.
An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster"... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Robert Markowitz 
Writing credits
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
Jan O'Connell .... art department coordinator: art department
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
Stana Slosserova .... set costumer
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
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Errors in geography: The long-range view of Mt. Everest, shown several times during the film, is the north face, on the Chinese side of the mountain. The expeditions climbed via the "Hillary Route," on the Southern (Nepalese) side.See more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Weak character development marred the movie., 21 April 2000
Author: Raymond Tan from Singapore

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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