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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 »

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Death on Everest See more »

Filming Locations:

Pitzal, Tirol, Austria

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Climbing guide Anatoli Boukreev's last name should be pronounced "BOUK-ar-YEY-yev." Jon Krakauer (in voiceover) and Scott Fischer pronounce it "BOUK-reave." See more »

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Paper Thin & Simply Awful
17 November 2004 | by msabomSee all my reviews

Jon Krakauer did a good job of describing the Everest climb in which he participated and which was a fatal disaster for a dozen of those who were with his team.

The book was probably the most popular and best-selling mountaineering tale of all time. Readers of the book who watch this made-for-TV movie should be forewarned that the movie not only attempts to chronicle the disaster but is, in itself, a disaster. The movie is perhaps a greater disaster for those who never read Krakauer's book - the editing leaves one wishing for a guide, the acting leaves one wishing for a dinner theatre musical, and the overly trite 'messages' that the movie pounds into the viewer ("be prepared", "you can't always be prepared for disaster", "respect the mountain") left me wishing for a quick ice axe to the forehead.


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