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“…a thrilling adventure… observe the passion, beauty and marvelous complexity of the human body.”  —The Vancouver Sun

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Featuring spectacular “you are there” footage of three champion athletes, the film celebrates our understanding of the human body in performance.  Famed American rock climber Tony Yaniro, champion ski racer Maria Walliser and Bolshoi Ballet prima ballerina Nina Ananiashvili demonstrate the body’s potential as they strive for perfection.

Staggeringly beautiful scenes from inside the body reveal its miraculous ability to adapt to the demands of intense physical action.  See inner body shots of tissues and muscles in action and fly through the arteries and chambers of the heart to experience a blood cell’s view.  The film is the first of its kind to use inner body (endoscopic) photography on the giant screen.


“The images are stunning.”
—Siskel & Ebert, WBBM-TV, Chicago

“…a thrilling, intimate adventure…observe the passion, beauty and marvelous complexity of the human body.”
—The Vancouver Sun

“…all and all—a magnificent film!  It's fun to watch, full of fascinating special effects, and loaded with good information.”
—WCBS-TV, New York

“…riveting…a beautiful and dramatic film…”
—Yorkshire Post, England


Grand Prix du Public—2nd Annual La Géode Euromax Film Festival, 1998



To the Limit DVD
Include two discs: one regular DVD and one WMV HD* disc.

*WMV HD (Windows Media High Definition Video) delivers our giant screen film’s breathtaking photography at approximately six times the resolution of a conventional DVD.

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To The Limit Poster

A MacGillivray Freeman Film
A Production of Museum Film Network,

A film for IMAX® Theatres and
giant screen cinemas from two-time
Academy Award®-nominated producers
MacGillivray Freeman Films

Narrated by Richard Kiley