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180° South (2010)

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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 ...
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Doug Tompkins ...
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Keith Malloy ...
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Alicia Salome Acuna Ika ...
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Timmy O'Neill ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Frost ...
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Jeff Johnson ...
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Kristine McDivitt Tompkins ...
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David McGuire ...
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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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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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Quotes

Yvon Chouinard: Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all... but we just went for it.
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Written by Mason Jennings
Performed by Mason Jennings
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Interesting, but a bit preachy
27 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed it and thought it to be well made. Interesting editing and beautiful areas. Made in the format of a documentary. I watched this thinking that it was a movie about a climbing/surfing trip when in fact it is a flick about conservation, industrial intrusion into the wild areas of Patagonia, and oh yea....a small bit of climbing thrown in too. One or two surfing shots too. I think it could have been billed differently to be accurate. A film about environmental conservation with some surfing shots thrown in every now and then and an unexpected sailing trip. A bit short on the adventure side and more heavy on the moral message. Still interesting in its own way.


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