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Beyond the Edge (2013)

Unrated | | Documentary, Adventure, Drama | 4 July 2014 (USA)
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Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.


Leanne Pooley


Matthew Metcalfe (screen story), Leanne Pooley (screen story) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Chad Moffitt ... Edmund Hillary
Sonam Sherpa Sonam Sherpa ... Tenzing Norgay
John Wraight John Wraight ... Colonel John Hunt
Joshua Rutter Joshua Rutter ... George Lowe
Daniel Musgrove ... Tom Bourdillom (as Dan Musgrove)
Erroll Shand ... Charles Evans
Phurenje Sherpa Phurenje Sherpa ... Ang Nylma
Jimmy Kunsang Jimmy Kunsang ... Pemba
Callum Grant Callum Grant ... Alfred Gregory
Matthew Metcalfe ... Wilfred Noyce
Pasang Dawa Sherpa Pasang Dawa Sherpa ... Sherpa 1
Nima Wang Chhu Nima Wang Chhu ... Sherpa 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmund Hillary Edmund Hillary ... Himself (archive footage)
John Hunt John Hunt ... Himself (archive footage)
Tenzing Norgay Tenzing Norgay ... Himself (archive footage)


Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

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Release Date:

4 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Edge 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This was probably Britain's last chance to be the first country to have one of their citizens be the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. See more »

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8 September 2013 | by jandgbSee all my reviews

This is a matter of fact description with pictures of Hillary's climb of Mount Everest in 1953. The documentary lacks drama and emotion and really is not that technical either. It does give some understanding of the route taken and hardship of the climb but at times it felt like watching a news real account of the event without any real depth or insight into the characters of those involved. Sorry to say even the 3D aspect wasn't enough to keep my interest. The one stunning view was from the summit but outside of that the 3D aspect was never fully achieved to make the viewing any better than two dimensional. Unfortunately the story is well known and generally the audience has more knowledge of the event than what the movie relates. Disappointing.

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