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Series cast summary:
...  Laurie Skreslet 4 episodes, 2007
...  John Lauchlan 4 episodes, 2007
...  Alan Burgess 4 episodes, 2007
...  Roger Marshall 4 episodes, 2007
...  Pat Morrow 4 episodes, 2007
Tom Rooney ...  Bill March 4 episodes, 2007
...  Norman Kelly 4 episodes, 2007
...  Blair Griffiths 4 episodes, 2007
...  John Amatt 4 episodes, 2007
...  Dave Read 4 episodes, 2007
Trevor Leigh ...  Kiwi Gallagher 4 episodes, 2007
...  Rusty Baillie 4 episodes, 2007
...  Sungdare 4 episodes, 2007
...  Peter Spear 4 episodes, 2007
Nick Freedman ...  Lyle Skylar 2 episodes, 2007
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Based on the true story of the first Canadians to ever make it to the top of the world's tallest and most historic peak. A proud moment for Canadians and an adventure that is filled with bitterness, broken relationships and the bodies of four dead men. Written by Anonymous

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A Breathtaking Adventure of Life and Death

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Rated PG-13 for some intense adventure action, brief drug use and language
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Very entertaining and solid mountaineering movie
6 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I watched this tonight and enjoyed it thoroughly. It is a Canadian Broadcasting Company docu-drama, made for television but has extremely high production values and is both well directed and acted.

The story, based on a true climb of Everest, tells the bittersweet tale of the 1982 Canadian expedition. While I have climbed a few hills, I am not really a mountain climber or big fan of the sport so I cannot comment on the technical aspects or historical accuracy depicted in the film but I saw nothing to argue with.

The screenplay was also very well done and ensured that there was an air of underlying suspense and humor throughout; it was entertaining and engrossing.

While William Shatner is prominently depicted on the cover art he really has a cameo role while the rest of the cast carries it off splendidly. At no time did I feel I was watching something made for television and wouldn't even have thought of it or commented had someone else not already mentioned it.

If you find the subject matter interesting, by all means give it a watch.


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