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The Wildest Dream (2010)

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Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

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Anthony Geffen

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Cast

Credited cast:
Conrad Anker ... Himself
Susan Robertson Susan Robertson ... Herself
Robert Macfarlane Robert Macfarlane ... Himself
Peter Gillman Peter Gillman ... Himself
Jennifer Lowe-Anker Jennifer Lowe-Anker ... Herself
Julie Summers Julie Summers ... Herself
Leo Houlding ... Himself
Liam Neeson ... Narrator (voice)
Ralph Fiennes ... George Mallory (voice)
Hugh Dancy ... Andrew Irvine (voice)
Alan Rickman ... Noel Odell (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Irvine Andrew Irvine ... Himself (archive footage)
George Mallory George Mallory ... Himself (archive footage)
Natasha Richardson ... Ruth Mallory (voice)
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Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

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An amazing true story of love, courage, and destiny at the top of the world. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements involving hardships of climbing, and some historical smoking images
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,848, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$873,594, 22 May 2011
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Narrator: Mount Everest. 29,000 feet. The highest point on earth. Captivating and deadly. In the 1920s, to conquer this mountain was the greatest challenge remaining in the golden age of adventure. Everest was the edge of heaven, where many believed no human could survive. But not George Mallory.
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The Edge of Heaven
Song by Lisbeth Scott & Joel Douek
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Excellent Documentary
10 January 2014 | by keach50See all my reviews

Stories of mountaineering and of Everest have always fascinated me. So often, facts make better stories than fiction, and this is another example. I first remember hearing about the discovery of George Mallory's body on what turned out to be a PBS/NOVA special "Lost on Everest" made shortly after the discovery of his body by Conrad Anker, which shows the actual footage of the discovery.

The story of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine is overshadowed by the story of Sir Edmond Hillary, who is the first person to officially summit Everest. Mallory and Irvine's story and efforts are no less dramatic considering they attempted the summit 30 earlier, along a more difficult route. Even if they did not succeed in reaching the summit, the fact that they were 800 feet within the summit is in itself astounding.

Using up to date technology and filming techniques, along with rarely seen archival footage, this documentary complements the story and narration, and the repeat attempt along the same route replicating similar conditions back then are equally dramatic. Along with "Touching the Void", "The Beckoning Silence" and the current Nova special "Chasing Shackleton" captures the adventurous spirit of the Golden Age of Exploration.


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