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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 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:

Death on Everest See more »

Filming Locations:

Pitzal, Tirol, Austria

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Stereo

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Color

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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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A well-drawn depiction of a complex, controversial tragedy
10 November 1998 | by Colleen-12See all my reviews

After reading the other comment about this movie, I feel I must disagree completely. I found the portraits well-drawn and well-acted given that the production had only two hours to convey the entire story, which of course is much more complex and horrific than could be possibly be presented in a TV movie.

While I could not comprehend the obsession that drove these people to take what seemed an extreme and ultimately deadly risk to climb and "conquer" the mountain, I really wanted them to survive and was saddened when they didn't. Maybe I'm just too sensitive or sentimental, but seeing what the movie did portray, which was distressing enough, and knowing that it isn't anything near what the real tragedy was like, made me cry. It made me think about the real people and what a waste of lives that was.


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