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Everest (1998)

Unrated | | Documentary, Short | 6 March 1998 (USA)
An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Liam Neeson ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Lhakpa Dorji Lhakpa Dorji ... Summit Team, sherpa
Dorje Sherpa Dorje Sherpa ... Summit Team, sherpa
Ed Viesturs Ed Viesturs ... Summit Team Leader, USA
Muktu Lhakpa Sherpa Muktu Lhakpa Sherpa ... Summit Team, sherpa
Thilen Sherpa Thilen Sherpa ... Summit Team, sherpa
Jangbu Sherpa Jangbu Sherpa ... Summit Team, sherpa
Araceli Segarra Araceli Segarra ... Summit Team, Spain
Wong Chu Sherpa Wong Chu Sherpa ... Summit Team, sherpa
Robert Schauer Robert Schauer ... Summit Team, Austria
Jamling Tenzing Norgay Jamling Tenzing Norgay ... Summit Team, Nepal
David Breashears David Breashears ... Summit Team, USA
Chyangba Tamang Chyangba Tamang ... Base Camp Head Cook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tracy Pfau ... Mountain Climber
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Storyline

An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return to Base Camp. It also shows many of the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, treacherous ice walls, and a deadly blizzard. Written by Eric Sorensen

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Towering above everything you have seen before.

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Everest See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$364,244, 8 March 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$87,178,599

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,990,128
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Trivia

Jamling Tenzing Norgay is the son of Tenzing Norgay, who, with Sir Edmund Hillary, made the first ascent of Everest in 1953. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Just above the high camp, a climber named Beck Weathers had been out in the snow for over 22 hours. He had been left for dead by other climbers. Then, nearly blind, his hands literally frozen solid, Beck stood up, left his pack... and desperately tried to walk.
Beck Weathers: All I knew was, that as long as my legs would run, and I could stand up... I was gonna move toward that camp. And if I fell down, I was gonna get up. And if I fell down again, I was gonna keep moving, until I hit that camp... or I walked...
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Here Comes the Sun
Written by George Harrison
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Don't climb every mountain
4 December 2001 | by KakuekeSee all my reviews

This superb documentary contains beautiful shots of Mt. Everest and its surroundings, as well as discerning cinematography to make us aware of the challenges involved in scaling it. Great on IMAX, without a doubt! "Everest" insists on making us know how much oxygen is an issue as well as weather and temperature. There are, of course, other challenges. As to the tragic parties: "Everest" does a good job in presenting the logistical problems they faced as their fates were being sealed. Up and down the mountain, at different stations and spots. Though the climbers are obviously brave, their recklessness limits the sympathy we feel for them. But perhaps the most noteworthy thing to take from this film is that it is simply crazy to want to climb Mt. Everest, at least for me. What a great risk of death or permanent bodily harm! More than just a high climb straining your legs!


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