Alive Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Alive the Movie

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Recounts the true-life survival story of a group of Uruguayan rugby players in 1972. After their plane crashes in the remote, snowy Andes (in a spectacular sequence) they're forced to turn to cannibalism during a 10-week struggle to stay alive. Marshall doesn't focus on the gruesome idea, choosing instead to focus on all aspects of their desperate quest for survival. The special effects are stunning, but other parts of the film are never fully realized, including the final scene. Based on the nonfiction book by Piers Paul Read.


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Available on VHS
Running time 127 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Disaster Flicks, True Stories, Survival, Cannibalism, Air Disasters, Eat Me
John Patrick Shanley
Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay, John Haymes Newton, David Kriegel, Kevin Breznahan, Sam Behrens, Illeana Douglas, Jack Noseworthy, Christian Meoli, Jake Carpenter
Peter James
Frank Marshall
James Newton Howard
John Malkovich
Buena Vista

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