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The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yvon Chouinard ...
Himself
Doug Tompkins ...
Himself
Keith Malloy ...
Himself
Alicia Salome Acuna Ika ...
Herself
Timmy O'Neill ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Frost ...
Himself
Jeff Johnson ...
Himself
Kristine McDivitt Tompkins ...
Herself
David McGuire ...
Himself
Alejandro Navarro Harrieta ...
Himself
Ramon Navarro ...
Himself
Juan Pablo Orrego ...
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Chuck Pratt ...
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Royal Robbins ...
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David Seldman ...
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Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life - and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature - and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it. Written by Tim Lynch

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Release Date:

22 January 2011 (Japan)  »

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180 Degrees South  »

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Opening Weekend:

$10,269 (USA) (21 May 2010)

Gross:

$29,084 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Old Villager at March: I am an old deer from the mountains. We are related to the deer. Don't forget it.
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Highly Recommend
8 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like the outdoors, and even if you don't the movie is worth watching. I'm a climber and a hiker, so this film appealed to me in every way.

The film does get a bit philanthropic at one point, but how can you blame these guys for giving a little plug about the things they feel so passionately about?

The outdoor settings in the movie are outstanding to say the least. I'm not usually a huge Hi-Def snob, but I highly recommend you watch the film on good TV.

As for the first couple of reviews, I say they are bogus. These guys give so much back. How you can call these guys self important when you have people like the Walton family around is beyond me.

All-in-all, good movie, good guys, great settings.


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