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Touch the Top of the World (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 18 June 2006
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The story of the first blind man ever to reach the top of Mount Everest.

Director:

Peter Winther

Writers:

Peter Silverman (teleplay), Erik Weihenmayer (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Facinelli ... Erik Weihenmayer
Jack Knight ... Erik - Age 12-16
Dawson Dunbar Dawson Dunbar ... Erik - Age 3
Sarah Manninen ... Ellie
Bruce Campbell ... Ed Weihenmayer
Kate Greenhouse ... Ellen Weihenmayer
Robert Moloney ... Sam
Saxon DeCocq ... Jeff Evans (as Saxon Decocq)
Aaron Poole ... Chris Morris
Shaun Johnston ... PV
Mingma Sherpa Mingma Sherpa ... Ang Pasang
Marty Antonini ... Mike O'Donnell
Kurtis Sanheim Kurtis Sanheim ... Mark
Sean Anthony Olsen Sean Anthony Olsen ... Eddi (as Sean Olsen)
Joseph Allan Sutherland Joseph Allan Sutherland ... Mark - young (as Joseph Sutherland)
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The story of the first blind man ever to reach the top of Mount Everest.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In cima al mondo See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Trivia

On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. In 2008 he climbed Carstensz Pyramid on the island of Papua New Guinea, completing the Seven Summits, the highest point on every continent. This accomplishment closed the circuit on a 13-year journey that had begun with his 1995 ascent of Denali. He is joined by a select company of only 150 mountaineers to have accomplished the feat. See more »

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[repeated line]
Erik Weihenmayer: Dude!
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Performed by Dave Matthews Band
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc.
Written by Dave Matthews (as David J. Matthews) and Glen Ballard
© 2001 Colden Grey, Ltd.; and Universal-MCA Music Publishing, A Division of Universal Studios,
Inc. on behalf of itself and Aerostation Corporation
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For a TV Movie this is a very good inspirational sports movie
19 February 2009 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

TTTOTW is a good biopic of climber Eric Weihenmayer, the first blind man to climb Everest. It is inspirational in a big movie way - the last 30 minutes when they concentrate on the climb are very well done indeed.

It suffers from oversentimentality in the romantic back story which is justified but in its sappiness reduces the overall worth of the film.

The film shines when it's climbing in snow, a little shaky and overblown at first, by the time we get halfway the film ignites and is amazingly watchable. We were glued for the lat 30 minutes which were very good indeed.

All in all, a shade too made for TV in the love story - though it is romantic it is too perfect - but the climbing rocks - and is really well done.

If this appears on your TV it is definitely watchable and we found it inspiring and uplifting - and memorable. Which for a TV movie is rare.


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