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Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)

An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Horton ... Scott Fischer
Nathaniel Parker ... Rob Hall (as Nat Parker)
Richard Jenkins ... Beck Weathers
Christopher McDonald ... Jon Krakauer
Tim Dutton ... Andy Harris
Pamela Gien ... Sandy Hill Pittman
Peter J. Lucas ... Anatoli Boukreev
Long Nguyen ... Ang Dorje
Jeff Perry ... Doug Hansen
Ned Vaughn ... Neal Beidelman
Akemi Otani Akemi Otani ... Yasuko Namba
Richard Rees Richard Rees ... Lopsang Sherpa
Stuart Milligan ... Dale Kruse
Nicholas Hewetson Nicholas Hewetson ... Tim Madsen
Luke Garrett ... Mike Groom
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An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through while climbing the mountain. Written by <Tronsark@juno.com>

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Extreme Adventure. Extreme Danger.


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Country:

USA | Czech Republic

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Into Thin Air: Death on Everest See more »

Filming Locations:

Pitzal, Tirol, Austria

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The long-range view of Mt. Everest, shown several times during the film, is the north face, on the Chinese side of the mountain. The expeditions climbed via the "Hillary Route," on the Southern (Nepalese) side. See more »

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Referenced in The Great Indoors: The Explorers' Club (2017) See more »

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Entering the realm of the mountains
9 May 2000 | by [Annika]See all my reviews

I chanced upon this movie almost exactly four years after the tragedy took place in the Himalayas. The movie was confusing but piqued my interest and I spent the next few days researching the event on the internet, and reading Jon Krakauer's book, as well.

Of course, no movie would do justice to the events of the 1996 expedition (or any other expedition for that matter), but for those who find climbing and mountains in general thrilling, it is a good starting point.

After having watched the film several times, I cannot help but notice serious inaccuracies in comparison with the book. It is unsurprising that several accounts of the events exist, and thanks to the movie I was motivated to find out more about it.

Since this film is very closely related to real events, I wouldn't think it wise for anyone to focus their attention solely on a 90-minute adaptation made for TV.


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