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A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.

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Marah Strauch
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pat Sajak ... Himself (archive footage)
Phil Donahue ... Himself (archive footage)
Marah Strauch ... Jean Boenish
Cecilie Bull ... Screening Party Attendee
Eric Mofford Eric Mofford ... Screening Party Extra
John Long ... Himself
Allison McCulloch Allison McCulloch ... Screening Party Attendee
Carl Boenisch Carl Boenisch ... Himself (as Carl Boenish)
Jean Boenish Jean Boenish ... Herself
Ellen Houlihan Ellen Houlihan ... Screening Party Attendee
Christian Bruno Christian Bruno ... Phil Smith
Selia Hansen ... Pretty Girl
Paul Duchesne Paul Duchesne ... Screening Party Extra
Eric Bruggemann Eric Bruggemann ... Screening Party Extra
Lars Løge Lars Løge ... Police Officer Norway
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A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.

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If there are mountains let's climb them. If there are buildings let's jump off them. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements, some language, smoking, and a brief nude image | See all certifications »

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Country:

Norway | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gravity See more »

Filming Locations:

Norway

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Opening Weekend USA:

$22,891, 29 May 2015

Gross USA:

$87,875
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Lonely People
Written by Catherine L. Peak, Dan Peek (as Daniel M. Peak)
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Really Emotional film about BASE jumping!
15 May 2015 | by ylesterSee all my reviews

This film made me cry and I am a man... It was a love story and also very visually exciting. I saw it in Toronto and I am going to see it again and again!! Carl Boenish was inspiring and really an amazing character study. I wish the film were a bit longer but other then that a perfect film. The old film footage was good to see. I loved the old news footage and the great style of the current day stuff. The ending scene was SICK!!!! IMDb is making me write more but really what I want to say is you should see it. My GF even liked it despite the fact she is afraid of heights. I felt like I wanted to try BASE jumping something I never would actually go and do. I think seeing is this film on the big screen is essential it is not a normal documentary.


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