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Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.

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The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager rations and through the freezing cold. The only thing the team has riding on after losing so many of their good friends and family members is the slim chance of making it through alive and their faithfulness to God. Written by davepoobond

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They survived the impossible...by doing the unthinkable. See more »


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Rated R for crash scenes too intense for unaccompanied children | See all certifications »

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15 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Alive: The Miracle of the Andes  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

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$36,733,909 (USA)
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Nando Parrado:  the coach of the team. He can be seen in photo still of the group at the beginning of the film See more »

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After the plane tail is gone, there are reflections of a studio light in a boy's glasses who sits in the last row. The sky is overcast so it couldn't be sunlight. See more »

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Roberto Canessa: We're gonna die, you know.
Nando: Maybe. But if we die, we're gonna die walking.
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The greatest true story of human survival
16 September 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

If you want a movie which demonstrates the determination of humankind and fight for survival, "Alive" is the movie for you. I have seen this movie many times and even though they do eat flesh from their dead team mates the sight isn't repulsive. You want them to do what they can to survive and you admire their great courage to perform such a discouraged act. What they do is considered uncivilized, but in this movie I feel that it isn't. It took great courage for the men to do what they had to do and pushed to a similar extreme, any of us is likely to do the same. No one can say they wouldn't for sure, you wouldn't know unless you face a similar situation. The scenery is terrific, the special effects are good and worth seeing. The actors went to extrodinary lengths to look the part and they all played their parts extremely well and handled the roles sympathetically. Top grade movie all round!


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