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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 ... Himself
Jimmy Chin ... Himself
Cheyne Lempe ... Himself
Mikey Schaefer ... Himself
Sanni McCandless ... Herself
Dierdre Wolownick ... Herself
Peter Croft ... Himself
Mark Synnott ... Himself
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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) »

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Live Beyond Fear

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Documentary | Sport

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:

$17,532,759, 14 April 2019
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Dolby Digital

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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

Alex Honnold: My Mom's favorite sayings are, Presque ne compte pas, Almost doesn't count, or, uh, Good enough isn't. No matter how well I ever do at anything, it's not that good. The bottomless pit of self-loathing. I mean, that's definitely the motivation for some soloing.
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Gravity
Performed by Tim McGraw
Written by Lori McKenna and Tim McGraw
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Mixed by Byron Gallimore
(c) 2018 Maps and Records Music/Creative Pulse Music (BMI), all rights administered by These Are Pulse Songs, and Sonic Notes (BMI), all rights administered by Words and Music International
(c) 2018 McGraw Music, LLC, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
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Does not disappoint - and I was expecting a lot
4 October 2018 | by gnelson36See all my reviews

Coincidentally, our family did a hiking vacation in Yosemite a week after Alex Honnald did this climb. I knew nothing about climbing but our guided hike took us to the top of El Capitan. I was unable or unwilling to get within 100 yards of the edge - since at 101 yards there was a 3000 foot cliff.

That someone climbed this face without ropes (Ok, or with ropes) amazes me and I have been waiting for this movie since I heard about its production. It is a documentary and while you know the end before it starts, it is still one of the more suspenseful movies I've seen.


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