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Writers (WGA):
Tim Cahill (written by) &
Stephen Judson (written by)
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Release Date:
6 March 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Towering above everything you have seen before.
Plot:
An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A mixed bag See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Liam Neeson ... Himself / Narrator (voice)
Lhakpa Dorji ... Summit Team, sherpa
Dorje Sherpa ... Summit Team, sherpa
Ed Viesturs ... Summit Team Leader, USA
Muktu Lhakpa Sherpa ... Summit Team, sherpa
Thilen Sherpa ... Summit Team, sherpa
Jangbu Sherpa ... Summit Team, sherpa
Araceli Segarra ... Summit Team, Spain
Wong Chu Sherpa ... Summit Team, sherpa
Robert Schauer ... Summit Team, Austria
Jamling Tenzing Norgay ... Summit Team, Nepal
David Breashears ... Summit Team, USA
Chyangba Tamang ... Base Camp Head Cook
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tracy Pfau ... Mountain Climber
Roger Bilham ... Geologist (uncredited)
Paula Viesturs ... Base Camp Manager (uncredited)
Beck Weathers ... Climber (uncredited)

Directed by
David Breashears 
Stephen Judson 
Greg MacGillivray 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tim Cahill (written by) &
Stephen Judson (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Judson .... producer
Alec Lorimore .... producer
Greg MacGillivray .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel May 
Steve Wood 
 
Cinematography by
David Breashears 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Judson 
 
Production Management
Kathy Almon .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... assistant dialogue editor
Harry Cohen .... sound editor
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Paul Curtis .... adr editor
Paul Curtis .... sound editor
David Farmer .... sound effects editor
Marshall Garlington .... sound
Laura Kamper .... sound effects editor (as Laura Pratt)
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Karp .... sound effects editor
Shawn Kennelly .... foley recordist
Jason King .... dialogue editor
Jyoti Rana .... sound
Ann Scibelli .... sound editor
Ken Teaney .... sound
David Abrahamsen .... mag recordist (uncredited)
Juan Peralta .... sound re-recording assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Nigel Broad .... senior animator
Lisa Slates Connors .... digital artist
Stevan Del George .... senior digital compositor: Atomix
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects supervisor: Imagica USA
Peter Muyzers .... digital compositor: Trix
Todd Semmes .... head rigger
Mark A. Decker .... animator: Xaos (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... IMAX optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Blum .... assistant camera
David Breashears .... camera operator
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Greg MacGillivray .... additional camera operator
Brad Ohlund .... additional camera operator
Robert Schauer .... assistant camera: Everest
 
Editorial Department
Myles Connolly .... associate editor
Matthew Muller .... post-production coordinator
Chris Thomas .... hd colorist
Robert Walker .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
William Boston .... orchestrator (as Bill Boston)
Alan Deremo .... musician
 
Other crew
Cynthia Beall .... science advisor (as Dr. Cynthia Beall)
Roger Bilham .... science advisor (as Dr. Roger Bilham)
Broughton Coburn .... cultural and historical advisors
Elizabeth Cohen .... expedition production manager
Janna Emmel .... production personnel
Teresa Ferreira .... production coordinator
James Fisher .... cultural and historical advisors (as Dr. James Fisher)
Debbie Fogel .... production personnel
Kip Hodges .... science advisor (as Dr. Kip Hodges)
Charles Houston .... science advisor (as Dr. Charles Houston)
Linda Marcopulos .... production personnel
Robert Mehnert .... aerial unit director
Audrey Salkeld .... cultural and historical advisors
Christopher Scotese .... science advisor (as Dr. Christopher Scotese)
Lakpa Sherpa .... cultural and historical advisors
Jack Tankard .... production personnel
Paula Viesturs .... base camp manager
Bradford Washburn .... science advisor (as Dr. Bradford Washburn)
Neil Thomas Buttermore .... production assistant (uncredited)
Craig Dyer .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit (uncredited)
 

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44 min
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Trivia:
Grossed $87,178,599 during its theatrical run in the U.S., a record for a film shown in IMAX format.See more »
Quotes:
Paula Viesturs:The difference between me and Ed is... when we go for a 5-hour bike ride, I call it a workout. He calls it a warm-up.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Give Me LoveSee more »

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A mixed bag, 19 November 2002
Author: ericjg623 from Twin Cities

Some of the camera work in this IMAX feature is absolutely stunning. And the mere fact that the crew was able to lug a bulky, heavy IMAX camera and film to the summit of Everest is a testament to sheer guts and determination. Unfortunately, the end result is somewhat of a mixed bag. There are moments of great emotional intensity (most notably, the miraculous Beck Weathers rescue), but, like a few others here, I got the feeling that much of the potential of the IMAX format simply went to waste. IMAX is, after all, an overwhelmingly visual medium, so why waste so much time on trying to create a Hollywood style `story' out of it? I mean, if I had gone to all the effort of getting that camera to the top, I'd have damned well given the audience some spectacular panoramic shots of the view from the summit instead of wasting valuable footage on two climbers hugging each other (a scene that would have worked just fine if shot on plain old videotape). In summation, this film has some truly amazing moments, but as a whole, it seems the creators failed to use the IMAX format to the maximum potential.

PS: The DVD version contains lots of good supplementary material, in fact, the `making of the film'

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