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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 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 Chuck Pratt ... Himself
Royal Robbins Royal Robbins ... Himself
David Seldman 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


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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Woodshed Films Inc. See more »
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Color:

Color

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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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Performed by Mason Jennings
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Self-mythologising Crap
20 September 2013 | by withoutahatSee all my reviews

I'm sure somewhere beyond the dull, carefully chiselled facades of meaningful looks and old traveller clichés are some ordinary, nice guys. But this meandering tale just seems to dissolve into endless shots of themselves surfing, or looking at a fire, accompanied by a never-ending series of just dreadful Jack Johnson-esque tunes. The only reason this movie exists beyond these guys own Macs back home, is clearly a misguided attempt by one of the two rich benefactors to promote their conservation efforts (the other rich guy just seems manically depressed). Occasional nice landscape cinematography is your only respite from this blatant attempt at self-mythologising, and creating a story where there really isn't one. Oh, and the narrator is making a book out of it all! The joy!


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