Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.
The Indian song "Ladki Haye Allah" played during the opening bus sequence is from the 2001 Bollywood movie "Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Ghum" while the movie is set In 1996. See more »
The Black Diamond tents (Mesa, the orange one and Eldorado, the yellow one) were not yet in production in 1996. See more »
Can you just listen up? Guys? We got 2,000 feet, 600 vertical meters to Camp Four. It's roped all the way, so I know you can make it. Now, once we get to the yellow band we're gonna regroup, put on the masks, turn on the gas. Make sense?
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Weather with You
Performed by Crowded House
Courtesy of Capitol Records Inc.
Under licence from Universal Music Operation Ltd.
Music and lyrics by Neil Finn (as Neil Mullane Finn) and Tim Finn
Published by Roundhead Music
Administered by Kobal Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd., a BMG Chrysalis company (c) 1991 See more »
This is the true story of two different expeditions in 1996 who attempt to scale Everest but encounter massive storms on the descent down the mountain. Everest is a stunning looking film that you come away from , feeling totally exhausted. Because it is so realistic you do feel you are with the climbers at times. Sure , it's a stock disaster movie but because of the nature of the true story behind it , you feel more connected. The special affects are amazing and the performances from Jason Clarke and Keira Knightley are great too. I watched this in 3D but ended up taking the glasses off because it was so annoyingly dark so i recommend watching it in 2D instead. It's a staggering statistic that 1 in 4 people who attempt to get get to the summit of Everest , dies. Why do people do it? that question is asked in this film but apart from the stock answer of " Because it's there" it is never really answered . Perhaps there isn't one?
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