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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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

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The film won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, won 7 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within an Unscripted Program and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program. See more »

Goofs

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

Dierdre Wolownick: [On how Alex's climbing affects her as a parent] I think when he's free soloing is when he feels the most alive, the most everything. How could you even think about taking that away from somebody?
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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Psycho
Performed by Muse
Written by Matt Bellamy
Published by WB Music Corp. obo Loosechord Limited
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Absolute horror
13 February 2019 | by joninimakiSee all my reviews

By far one of the best horror films I have ever seen.


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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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Free Solo See more »

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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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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