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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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Conquerors of the Useless


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Release Date:

22 January 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

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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Jeff Johnson: The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn't even think to ask.
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I'd say WATCH IT!
4 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't surf or climb, or know who founded various outdoor clothing and gear companies. I've never been out of the country or sailed an ocean. But I do know I enjoyed this film. I never once felt that the people in this movie were smug or talking down to me as one reviewer said. 180 Degrees South appealed to my sense of adventure; that tiny impulse in the back of my brain that sometimes interjects ideas like 'forget the daily grind, leave it all behind and go explore nature'. If more people just would listen and look at the world around them, appreciate the land we call home, do what you can to preserve a little bit of it.... the world would be a much better place.

Definitely worth watching!


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