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Everest Movie Quotes

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Everest movie quotes tell the true story of the 1996 Everest climbing disaster in a IMAX 3D feature film. The adventure thriller was written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy using the real events as the basis for the story. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur, Everest opened in theaters on September 18, 2015.

In Everest, the story of two teams, led my experienced climbers Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) and Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal), make the trek to the peak of Mount Everest along with a team of unexperienced climbers including doctor Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin), mailman Doug Hansen (John Hawkes), journalist Jon Krakauer (Michael Kelly) and others.

But things go from incredibly difficult to gravely dangerous when a blizzard strikes the area. With varied climbing experience and a high-risk environment, the teams must work together to get off the mountain safely, or die trying.

Also starring the likes of Kiera Knightley, Robin Wright and Sam Worthington, Everest opened alongside other great films like The Perfect Guy, The Visit Before We Go, and The Transporter: Refueled.
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    The Last Word Always Belongs to the Mountain

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    Anatoli Boukreev: There is competition between every person on this mountain. The last word always belongs to the mountain.

    As Anatoli Boukreev reminds those less-experienced climbers, while everyone on the mountain is competing for something or another, it is the mountain that will always win. Truer words were never spoken.
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    Jon Krakauer: It hurts. It's dangerous. I gotta ask the question, you know I do. Why?
    Doug Hansen: I have kids. They see a regular guy can follow impossible dreams, maybe they'll do the same.

    Journalist Jon Krakauer tries to get some insight on why these average folks would attempt something so dangerous and daring as climbing Everest. As Doug explains, it's about inspiring others to do the impossible. Not too shabby.
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    Everest is Another Beast All Together

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    Rob Hall: You, my friends, are following in the footsteps of history, something beyond the power of words to describe. Human beings simply aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747. Our bodies will be literally dying. Everest is another beast all together.

    Speaking to a group of prospective climbers, Rob Hall explains just how dangerous the journey they will soon take is. As Rob tells them, the human body is not designed for these elements.
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    I Wish I Was With You

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    Jan Arnold: How's the weather?
    Rob Hall: It's good.
    Jan Arnold: I wish I was with you.
    Rob Hall: One day, you, me, and our little Sarah will all go climbing together.

    Rob speaks to his pregnant wife, Jan, who is home while he leads a group on the Everest climb. While they can't be together right now, Rob looks forward to many great climbing experiences as a family to come.
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