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Touching the Void (2004) - Movie Details

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106 min.
Release Date
January 23, 2004 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
June 15, 2004 (Buy on Amazon)
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106 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for language

Two friends, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, ascend the dangerous west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes, only to have their descent almost kill them. After Simpson's left leg is shattered, Yates attempts to lower him 300-feet at a time, but unknowingly drops him over the edge of a vertical cliff. After two hours of holding on, Yates cuts the rope and Simpson falls far into a crevice, with no hope of climbing... Full synopsis »

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Luck is the understatement of the century. In the amazing true story told in Touching the Void, it is proven that real life can be even more harrowing and exciting than anything Hollywood dishes out. Full movie review »
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