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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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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 »


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

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25 September 2015 (USA)  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,222,035 (USA) (18 September 2015)

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$43,247,140 (USA) (20 November 2015)
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The film takes place from March to May 1996. See more »

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A man in the Nepal airport takes a selfie with a modern Samsung cell phone. See more »

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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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Featured in Learning to Climb: The Actor's Journey (2016) See more »

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Here Comes the Hotstepper
Performed by Ini Kamoze
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Music and lyrics by Ini Kamoze, Chris Kenner, Salaam Remi (as Salaam Remi Gibbs) and Kenton Nix
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd., VMG West End Copyrights administered by Wixen Music Publishing Inc., BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd., a BMG Chrysalis company (c) 1995, and EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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No good guys, no bad guys, just the facts as they are known
15 September 2015 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

I always find my viewing experience of the retelling of historical events ruined when I come across scenes which I know have been added for dramatic effect or when someone is played as a bad guy just to let us know who to root for.

The King's Speech was particularly guilty of the former, the portrayal of other teams in Glory Road had the latter, and The Imitation Game was shamelessly guilty of both. I'm not saying this made them bad films, but it certainly made me feel like the experience had strayed away from a retelling of the facts as known.

Everest is everything that is good in such a film. There is no needless good v evil addition and no leading the viewer to conclusions. It tells the story and I have since spent three or four days thinking about the hows, whys and wherefores... whilst knowing I will never find an answer.

The other touch that really elevates this film is that there are no added action sequences that have been added to make Everest more of an action move. The film makers have been intelligent enough to realise that climbing Everest does not need any exaggeration, the characters involved were three dimensional people, and the story was interesting enough not to need embellishment.

I expected an action film but left pleasantly surprised by a biopic with a light touch.

The one mark deduction is for the totally unnecessary 3D. The film absolutely didn't need me wearing dumb glasses to be three dimensional.


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