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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 ...
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Ramon Navarro ...
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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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$10,269 (USA) (21 May 2010)

Gross:

$29,084 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Jeff Johnson: The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn't even think to ask.
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Tenuousness
Written by Andrew Bird
Performed by Andrew Bird
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One of My Favorite Films
8 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never thought one of my favorite films would be a documentary - but it is! This is the ultimate story of adventure, mishap, and enjoying every minute of the journey. 180° South has it all; beautiful videography, the perfect soundtrack, and great character presentation and involvement.

180° South is the story of Jeff Johnson and his 2008 journey from Ventura, California to Patagonia in the eventual goal of climbing the peak Corcovado. Jeff's trip takes place ten years after he watched Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins' film 'Mountain of Storm' which depicted their 1968 trip to Patagonia. 180° South is the story of Jeff Johnson's journey, the ups and downs, and the parallel story of the 1968 trip. The film features terrific dialogue from Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins as anecdotes to the trips.

This is easily my favorite film to live vicariously through. Watch it! You won't be disappointed.

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