Cast:William Shatner, Leslie Hope, Eric Johnson, Jason Priestly
Director: Graeme Campbell
Based on the true story of the first Canadians to ever make it to the top of the world's tallest and most historic peak. A proud moment for Canadians and an adventure that is filled with bitterness, broken relationships and the bodies of four dead men.
I like movies that are based on true events and I am sure many of you out there do too. This is the story of a group of friends who in 1982 decide to climb Mt. Everest in honor of their friend that died attempting to do the same thing. Considering the film's 136 Minute run time it has a great pace to it and I was never once bored. The scenery and cinematography are both amazing and the editing was flawless. . The cast is excellent but be warned that Jason Priestly and William Shatner who are featured on the DVD cover have very small roles in the film but the rest of the cast carry the film very well. Mainly a drama but the film does have some humor as well to lighten the mood at times. But first and foremost this is a story of courage and determination, this is real life so some people will not make it back while others will get injured and have to turn around but the remaining brave men took on the challenge and were able to keep moving upwards in their friends honor. The film inspires and gives hope to all of us and it gives you the feeling that you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it and believe in yourself. If you like a good drama or movies based on true events then I highly recommend picking this up today, I am sure you will find it as entertaining and uplifting as I did. Released by Image Entertainment. **** Out Of *****