The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

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Chris Malloy

Writers:

Jeff Johnson (journals), Chris Malloy (story) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Yvon Chouinard ... Self
Doug Tompkins Doug Tompkins ... Self
Keith Malloy Keith Malloy ... Self
Alicia Salome Acuna Ika Alicia Salome Acuna Ika ... Self
Timmy O'Neill Timmy O'Neill ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Frost ... Self
Jeff Johnson Jeff Johnson ... Self
Kristine McDivitt Tompkins Kristine McDivitt Tompkins ... Self
David McGuire David McGuire ... Self
Alejandro Navarro Harrieta Alejandro Navarro Harrieta ... Self
Ramon Navarro Ramon Navarro ... Self
Juan Pablo Orrego Juan Pablo Orrego ... Self
Chuck Pratt ... Self
Royal Robbins ... Self
David Seldman David Seldman ... Self
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Storyline

Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life - and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature - and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it. Written by Tim Lynch

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Conquerors of the Useless


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Yvon Chouinard: The word 'adventure' has just gotten overused. For me, adventure is when everything goes wrong. That's when the adventure starts.
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Geezer
Performed by Ugly Casanova
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Inspiring Doc.
6 June 2011 | by tng4980See all my reviews

Purely from a visual standpoint this Doc is inspiring and loaded with singer-songwriter tunes from artists such as M. Ward, Mason Jennings, and Ugly Casanova which compliment the imagery. This film is raw and if you are a fan of over-produced special effects such as the one star reviewer then don't watch it. 180 Degrees echos other films such as Shelter and Sprout in the sense of adventure, inspiration, and solitude. I have been surfing for 25 years and have recently taken up rock climbing thanks to this film, truly inspiring. I would recommend any film which involves the Malloy brothers. I have been watching the Malloy's since I was a kid and they have given so much to surfing and remain the greatest ambassadors to the sport.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 January 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

180 Degrees South See more »

Filming Locations:

Baja California, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,269, 23 May 2010

Gross USA:

$31,745

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,745
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Woodshed Films Inc. See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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