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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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

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 »

Connections

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

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Does injustice to the actual events
5 November 1998 | by taser-2See all my reviews

What happened on Everest in 1996 is a tragic and compelling story, a true human drama. Unfortunately this made-for-tv movie takes only the most cursory approach to addressing the magnitude of the occurrences, relying on the most loose and superficial portrayal of specific events (events which are the subject of intense controversy still). To claim the character portrayals are shallow is to be generous - there is no character established at all, particularly disappointing given that these were real people, not fictional creations. It's an old line, but highly applicable here: read the book instead.


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