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The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

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Baltasar Kormákur

Writers:

William Nicholson (screenplay), Simon Beaufoy (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Clarke ... Rob Hall
Ang Phula Sherpa Ang Phula Sherpa ... Ang Dorjee
Thomas M. Wright ... Michael Groom
Martin Henderson ... Andy 'Harold' Harris
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Neal Beidleman
Charlotte Bøving Charlotte Bøving ... Lene Gammelgaard
Pemba Sherpa Pemba Sherpa ... Lopsang
Amy Shindler Amy Shindler ... Charlotte Fox
Simon Harrison ... Tim Madsen
Chris Reilly ... Klev Schoening
John Hawkes ... Doug Hansen
Naoko Mori ... Yasuko Namba
Michael Kelly ... Jon Krakauer
Tim Dantay Tim Dantay ... John Taske
Todd Boyce ... Frank Fischbeck
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Storyline

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.

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Taglines:

The Most Dangerous Place On Earth. See more »


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12 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA | Iceland

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

17 September 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Evereste See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,222,035, 18 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$43,482,270

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,394,678
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is Walden Media's first film to be rated PG-13 by the MPAA. See more »

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The very first scenes in Nepal include a walkover in Kalanki, part of Kathmandu, that was constructed in 2013-14. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rob Hall: 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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Connections

Featured in Race to the Summit: The Making of 'Everest' (2016) See more »

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Very immersive disaster movie.
11 September 2015 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

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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