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Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 14 December 2018 (UK)
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Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dierdre Wolownick Dierdre Wolownick ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Caldwell Tommy Caldwell ... Himself
Jimmy Chin ... Himself
Alex Honnold ... Himself
Sanni McCandless Sanni McCandless ... Herself
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Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

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Live Beyond Fear

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

$16,349,921, 21 February 2019
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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 »

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

Alex Honnold: I think it's the best thing in life to be able to take the one thing you love the most and have it, like, work out that you can make a living that way.
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Gravity
Written by Tim McGraw and Lori McKenna
Performed by Tim McGraw
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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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