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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Yvon Chouinard ... Himself
Doug Tompkins ... Himself
Keith Malloy ... Himself
Alicia Salome Acuna Ika ... Herself
Timmy O'Neill ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Frost ... Himself
Jeff Johnson ... Himself
Kristine McDivitt Tompkins ... Herself
David McGuire ... Himself
Alejandro Navarro Harrieta ... Himself
Ramon Navarro ... Himself
Juan Pablo Orrego ... Himself
Chuck Pratt ... Himself
Royal Robbins ... Himself
David Seldman ... Himself
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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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22 January 2011 (Japan)  »

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180 Degrees South  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,269, 23 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$29,084, 6 June 2010
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Old Villager at March: I am an old deer from the mountains. We are related to the deer. Don't forget it.
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Great film. Don't give heed to the 1 star review.
1 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Very nice film, complete with wonderful, honest characters, amazing videography, and cultural insights. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, especially if you are an outdoors-person. The accompanying music is fantastic as well, and the soundtrack may be worth picking up.

I've been a fan of Yvon Chuinard ever since I started climbing in my teens, and it is fantastic to see him in his elements—climbing and conservation. What a fantastic inspiration he is.

Of course, no film of this nature is complete without its progressive viewpoints—that we are destroying the earth with our consumptive lifestyles, that our closed-minded society fails to value other cultures, that governments value the rights of the corporation over the individual, etc. This film seems to hit upon them, but not dwell, allowing you get the point, yet still enjoy the beautiful landscapes.

Overall, a very nice film, and worthy of praise. Don't miss this one, and make sure to tell your friends about it.


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