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180° South (2010)

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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

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Jeff Johnson (journals), Chris Malloy (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yvon Chouinard ... Himself
Doug Tompkins Doug Tompkins ... Himself
Keith Malloy Keith Malloy ... Himself
Alicia Salome Acuna Ika Alicia Salome Acuna Ika ... Herself
Timmy O'Neill Timmy O'Neill ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Frost Tom Frost ... Himself
Jeff Johnson Jeff Johnson ... Himself
Kristine McDivitt Tompkins Kristine McDivitt Tompkins ... Herself
David McGuire David McGuire ... Himself
Alejandro Navarro Harrieta Alejandro Navarro Harrieta ... Himself
Ramon Navarro Ramon Navarro ... Himself
Juan Pablo Orrego Juan Pablo Orrego ... Himself
Chuck Pratt ... Himself
Royal Robbins ... Himself
David Seldman David Seldman ... Himself
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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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$29,084, 6 June 2010
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Woodshed Films Inc. See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Yvon Chouinard: Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all... but we just went for it.
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Soundtracks

180 South Instrumental
Written by Mason Jennings
Performed by Mason Jennings
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One of My Favorite Films
8 August 2012 | by michaelhklineSee all my reviews

I never thought one of my favorite films would be a documentary - but it is! This is the ultimate story of adventure, mishap, and enjoying every minute of the journey. 180° South has it all; beautiful videography, the perfect soundtrack, and great character presentation and involvement.

180° South is the story of Jeff Johnson and his 2008 journey from Ventura, California to Patagonia in the eventual goal of climbing the peak Corcovado. Jeff's trip takes place ten years after he watched Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins' film 'Mountain of Storm' which depicted their 1968 trip to Patagonia. 180° South is the story of Jeff Johnson's journey, the ups and downs, and the parallel story of the 1968 trip. The film features terrific dialogue from Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins as anecdotes to the trips.

This is easily my favorite film to live vicariously through. Watch it! You won't be disappointed.

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