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Survive! (1976)

Supervivientes de los Andes (original title)
A Uruguayan rugby team crashes in the Andes Mountains and has to survive the extremely cold temperatures and rough climate. As some of the people die, the survivors are forced to make a terrible decision between starvation and cannibalism.

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Hugo Stiglitz ...
Francisco
Norma Lazareno ...
Silvia
Luz María Aguilar ...
Mrs. Madero
Fernando Larrañaga ...
Madero
Lorenzo de Rodas
Pablo Ferrel ...
Raul
Leonardo Daniel ...
Carmelo
Sara Guasch ...
Mama de Silvia
Ernesto Gallardo
Gloria Chávez ...
Mujer que va a boda (as Gloria Chaves)
José Elías Moreno ...
Rodrigo Fernandez
Miguel Ángel Ferriz
Carlos Cámara
Ernesto Parra
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Felipe
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A Uruguayan rugby team crashes in the Andes Mountains and has to survive the extremely cold temperatures and rough climate. As some of the people die, the survivors are forced to make a terrible decision between starvation and cannibalism.

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CAUTION: The re-creation of the 1972 Andes plane crash and THE SURVIVAL SCENES may be too intense for young teenagers! See more »

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Not As Bad As Some Make it Out to Be
4 January 2014 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Survive! (1976)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

American version of the Mexican film SUPERVIVIENTES DE LOS ANDES, which is based on the true story of the soccer team whose plane crashed in the Andes Mountains and those who survived had to resort to cannibalism in order to live. SURVIVE! was cut down by 26-minutes, had a documentary style narration added and of course was dubbed in English. When I saw director Rene Cardona's name I was expecting some major exploitation and while there's certainly some, this here is actually fairly well-made when you consider how small the budget is. Most people are going to know this story from the American film ALIVE and if you're looking for an uplifting look on the subject then that's the film to see. This one here was obviously rushed into theaters to try and capture some of the hot buzz around the story and apparently both version were a major financial success. I was surprised to see how effective the plane crash sequence was here as they had to use some good editing to sell it. The performances aren't all that bad and there's no question that the story itself keeps you interested. There's a lot of focus on the cannibalism in the film and there are several rather graphic moments where we see the skin being removed and eventually eaten. These scenes aren't nearly as bloody as the film's reputation would have you believe but they're still going to turn some off. The American version runs 85-minutes and features some narration added to the material just so they could cut out a bunch of dialogue sequences that I'm sure set everything up. The original Mexican version clocks in at 111-minutes and contains more scenes of the military trying to locate the down plane and one survivor's father has a much bigger role in the Mexican version.


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