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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.


Chris Malloy


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





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


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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Worth Seeing
14 June 2010 | by murraytaylorSee all my reviews

I disagree with the previous review, this is a movie is worth seeing and has a great message. And I do not think the makers of the movie would be at all surprised that people would try to make fun of it - the Easter Islanders would have been the same way back in their day.

The movie follows one man as he seeks to meet up with the founders of Patagonia and North Face ("self important" fellas, right) in the southern part of South America. A few monkey wrenches get thrown into his plan and things change. Beautiful images - open country, sailing, surfing, climbing.

Is Chouinard a bit grumpy? of course he is, and has been for a while. In his lifetime he has seen the earth decline greatly in the name of progress. Ironically, as we "progress" our level of contentment declines. He seems to believe that we can progress without destroying our planet. Hopefully more people will consider his point of view.

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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 »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,269, 23 May 2010

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Woodshed Films Inc. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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