Everest (2015 film)

Everest is a 2015 biographical survival adventure film directed and produced by Baltasar Kormákur and written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy. It stars an ensemble cast of Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Martin Henderson and Emily Watson. It is based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, and focuses on the survival attempts of two expedition groups, one led by Rob Hall (Clarke) and the other by Scott Fischer (Gyllenhaal).

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Directed byBaltasar Kormákur
Written by
Produced by
CinematographySalvatore Totino
Edited byMick Audsley
Music byDario Marianelli
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release dates
  • September 2, 2015 (2015-09-02) (Venice)
  • September 18, 2015 (2015-09-18) (United States)
Running time
121 minutes[1]
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Budget$55 million[2]
Box office$203.4 million[2]

The film opened the 72nd Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2015, and released theatrically on September 18, 2015.[3] It was first released in IMAX 3D on September 11, 2015, in the UK and in IMAX 3D, RealD 3D, and 2D internationally, and exclusively in IMAX 3D, September 19, 2015 as a limited release in the United States and Canada, and along 36 other countries. It began a wide release in the United States on September 25, 2015. The film was a commercial success—it grossed $203 million worldwide over a $55 million budget and received positive reviews from critics.

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