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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:
Weak character development marred the movie. 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

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 made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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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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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