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Free Solo (2018)

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Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.
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Complete credited cast:
Alex Honnold ... Self
Tommy Caldwell ... Self
Jimmy Chin ... Self
Cheyne Lempe ... Self
Mikey Schaefer ... Self
Sanni McCandless ... Self
Dierdre Wolownick ... Self
Peter Croft ... Self
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Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

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Live Beyond Fear


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Alex Honnold has done the triple crown of climbing in Yosemite. El Cap, Half Dome and the Mt. Watkins. See more »

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Alex's brain scan in the film is referred to as an "MRI." This imaging modality is commonly used on athletes who need to have the extent of tissue damage visualized by a radiologist. Alex was studied with "fMRI" or functional MRI, which follows localized blood flow in the range of seconds which increases with increased neural activity. The interpretation presented in the film suggests Alex had a decreased response to fearful stimuli (pictures of sinking ships, knives, etc.) since there doesn't appear to be increased activity in the amygdala as compared to other subjects considered to be "normal." See more »

Quotes

Alex Honnold: My Mom's favorite sayings are, Presque ne compte pas, Almost doesn't count, or, uh, Good enough isn't. No matter how well I ever do at anything, it's not that good. The bottomless pit of self-loathing. I mean, that's definitely the motivation for some soloing.
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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Gravity
Performed by Tim McGraw
Written by Lori McKenna and Tim McGraw
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Mixed by Byron Gallimore
Arrangement by David Campbell
© 2018 Maps and Records Music/Creative Pulse Music (BMI), all rights administered by These Are Pulse Songs, and Sonic Notes (BMI), all rights administered by Words and Music International
© 2018 McGraw Music, LLC, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
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The most amazing Human achievement I've ever witnessed
7 October 2018 | by jordanpartonSee all my reviews

This movie shows the humanity, insanity, and personal struggle for perfection it takes to do things that no one else has done and few to none have tried to accomplish. Possible the best movie I have ever seen in terms of drawing you in, keeping a strangle hold on your attention, and not just rushing to the juicy parts but letting you savor the journey. Alex Honnold you are an inspiration to the world. Never stop. "What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do." -Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Official Sites:

Official Site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2018 (New Zealand) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Yosemite, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$294,288, 30 September 2018

Gross USA:

$17,541,090

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,318,861
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1.85 : 1
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