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Everest (2015)

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The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ang Phula Sherpa ...
Ang Dorjee
Michael Groom
Andy 'Harold' Harris
Neal Beidleman
Charlotte Bøving ...
Lene Gammelgaard
Pemba Sherpa ...
Amy Shindler ...
Charlotte Fox
Tim Madsen
Klev Schoening
John Taske
Frank Fischbeck


On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.

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Based on the Incredible True Story. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense peril and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evereste  »


Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,222,035, 18 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Walden Media's first film with Universal Pictures. It's also the company's second film to receive a PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association of America. See more »


When the helicopter picks up Beck, the pilot is not wearing an oxygen mask. As he flew up from Kathmandu, Col. Madan KC was not acclimatized at all and had to be on oxygen continuously to survive at the 20,000 ft altitude at Camp I. Without it he would have passed out in minutes. See more »


[first lines]
Rob Hall: Can you just listen up? Guys? We got 2,000 feet, 600 vertical meters to Camp Four. It's roped all the way, so I know you can make it. Now, once we get to the yellow band we're gonna regroup, put on the masks, turn on the gas. Make sense?
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References Everest (1998) See more »


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Written by Michael Kelly and Mark Hale
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User Reviews

Good movie, Great theatre experience
2 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Got the chance to see Everest early in IMAX 3D. I'll start off by saying this, if you get the chance, definitely see this movie in IMAX. It adds to the experience and you feel like your on the mountain. That aside, let's dive into one of my most anticipated films of the year.

Everest is chalk full of star power. Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Jake Gyllenhaal, the list goes on. Everyone is believable in this hostile environment, going from optimistic and adventurous to mortified and forced to fight for their lives. Each character is given a back story, some more drawn out and centered than others, and you get attached to most but not all of them. When the emotional blows hit, they hit hard for some, but not as much for others.

The visuals are, as you might have guessed, stunning. The shots they get of climbers and the way the camera gives you an an idea of how dangerous this is are breath taking. The cinematography is definitely award worthy. IMAX only added to it, putting you in this environment and taking you along for the ride.

This film really did it for me because I have always been fascinated by Everest and the journey it is to make it up to the top and back. If there is a Netflix documentary about Everest, I've watched it. I even watched the one about the story told in this movie. What this film does so well is it immerses you into the environment as well as gives you characters to care about. It's all tied in well together.

At times, the pace is a bit slower than expected and the tones shifts from serious to light hearted are a bit messy. But that stuff doesn't bother you in the moment, your just wrapped up in the intensity of the story.

Overall, Everest gave me exactly what I wanted. It was intense, emotionally powerful, and the visuals were beautiful. It's not perfectly structured, but it sure is engaging. As someone who has studied the mountain, this offers a brutal look into how much time and energy is out into a trip to Everest, and how quickly things can go wrong. Definitely worth a trip to the theatre.

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