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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alex Honnold ... Himself
Tommy Caldwell Tommy Caldwell ... Himself
Jimmy Chin ... Himself
Cheyne Lempe Cheyne Lempe ... Himself
Mikey Schaefer Mikey Schaefer ... Himself
Sanni McCandless Sanni McCandless ... Herself
Dierdre Wolownick Dierdre Wolownick ... Herself
Peter Croft Peter Croft ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Synnott Mark Synnott ... Himself - Climbing Journalist
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Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

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Plot Keywords:

rock climbing | climbing | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Live Beyond Fear

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Free Solo See more »

Filming Locations:

Yosemite, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$290,205, 30 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,362,350, 17 March 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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A must see 5/5 Stars...Best Mountain climbing movie ever
4 October 2018 | by mmess65See all my reviews

It delves into the mental and physical struggle of achieving an almost impossible feat to FREE SOLO, Yosemite's El Capitan the greatest slap of granite in the world! A must see 5/5 Stars Best mountain climbing movie ever!


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