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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
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Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

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Live Beyond Fear


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Official Site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

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:

$294,288, 30 September 2018

Gross USA:

$17,541,090

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,268,641
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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The film won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, won 7 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within an Unscripted Program and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program. 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

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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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Oscars 2019 Recap (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Gravity
Performed by Tim McGraw
Written by Lori McKenna and Tim McGraw
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Mixed by Byron Gallimore
Arrangement by David Campbell
© 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
© 2018 McGraw Music, LLC, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
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Absolute horror
13 February 2019 | by joninimakiSee all my reviews

By far one of the best horror films I have ever seen.


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