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127 Hours -- A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

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A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 113 nominations See more »
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Cast

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James Franco ... Aron Ralston

Kate Mara ... Kristi

Amber Tamblyn ... Megan
Sean Bott ... Aron's Friend (as Sean A. Bott)
Koleman Stinger ... Aron Age 5

Treat Williams ... Aron's Dad
John Lawrence ... Brian

Kate Burton ... Aron's Mom

Bailee Michelle Johnson ... Sonja Age 10
Parker Hadley ... Aron Age 15

Clémence Poésy ... Rana
Fenton Quinn ... Blue John (as Fenton G. Quinn)

Lizzy Caplan ... Sonja
Peter Joshua Hull ... Boy on Sofa (as P.J. Hull)

Pieter Jan Brugge ... Eric Meijer

Rebecca C. Olson ... Monique Meijer (as Rebecca Olson)
Jeffrey Wood ... Andy Meijer

Norman Lehnert ... Dan
Xmas Lutu ... Helicopter Co-Pilot
Terry S. Mercer ... Helicopter Pilot

Darin Southam ... Zach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Ahn ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)
Robert Bear ... Aron's Friend (uncredited)
Luke Drake ... Aron's Friend (uncredited)
Christopher K. Hagadone ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)

Elizabeth Hales ... Patron (uncredited)

Zachary Haycock ... Reporter (uncredited)
Kelly Higgins ... Fan (uncredited)

Brad Johnson ... Friend of Aaron (uncredited)

Lonzo Liggins ... Reporter (uncredited)
Samantha Marsden ... Media person / Basketball Game Fan (uncredited)

Kelsie Mathews ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)

Kyle Paul ... Best Man (uncredited)
Priscilla Poland ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Aron Ralston ... Himself (uncredited)
Jessica Ralston ... Herself (uncredited)

Amy Savannah ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)
Stacey Ann Turner ... Aron's Friend (uncredited)

Directed by
Danny Boyle 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Danny Boyle (screenplay) &
Simon Beaufoy (screenplay)

Aron Ralston (book "Between a Rock and a Hard Place")

Produced by
Bernard Bellew .... executive producer
Danny Boyle .... producer
Christian Colson .... producer
Lisa Maria Falcone .... executive producer
Tom Heller .... co-producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
John J. Kelly .... executive producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Diarmuid McKeown .... associate producer
Tessa Ross .... executive producer
Gareth Smith .... co-producer
John Smithson .... producer
 
Original Music by
A.R. Rahman 
 
Cinematography by
Enrique Chediak (director of photography)
Anthony Dod Mantle (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jon Harris 
 
Casting by
Donna Isaacson 
 
Production Design by
Suttirat Anne Larlarb  (as Suttirat Larlarb)
 
Art Direction by
Christopher R. DeMuri  (as Chris DeMuri)
 
Set Decoration by
Les Boothe  (as Les M. Boothe)
Cynthia A. Neibaur (co-set decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Suttirat Anne Larlarb  (as Suttirat Larlarb)
 
Makeup Department
Ginger Anglin-Cervantes .... special makeup effects artist
Roland Blancaflor .... special effects makeup technician
Tony Gardner .... special makeup designer
Jonathan Gording .... contact lens: special
Gina Homan .... co-department head makeup artist
Timothy Huizing .... special makeup effects artist
Sean Kenney .... contact lens technician
Jenna Kilgrow .... department head hair
Lora Laing .... assistant hair stylist
Christianna Mower .... makeup artist
Stephanie Scott .... co-department head makeup artist
 
Production Management
Craig Ayers .... production supervisor: second unit
Bernard Bellew .... unit production manager
Jeanette Haley .... post production supervisor
John J. Kelly .... unit production manager
Duff Rich .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Allred .... second second assistant director
Cody Harbaugh .... second assistant director (as Cody J. Harbaugh)
J. Scott Smiley .... first assistant director
David Ticotin .... first assistant director (as David A. Ticotin)
Heather Toone .... second assistant director (as Heather Toone Johnson)
Roman Ilies .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Scott Arneman .... property master
Brent Astrope .... construction coordinator
Tyler Astrope .... head scenic
Burke Bowthorpe .... additional propsman
Sam Demke .... sculptor
Dillon Ellefson .... set constructor
Russell Evans .... carpenter
Wray Featherstone .... assistant property master
Jason Haase .... art department
Matt Harris .... assistant property master
Michael T. Higgins .... leadman
Rosemary Hillyerd .... assistant property master (as Rosemary Hillyard)
Scott Hinckley .... set dresser
Brendan Houghton .... storyboard artist
Hollie Howton .... art department coordinator
Stephen Ison .... on-set carpenter
Janet Kusnick .... storyboard artist
Cynthia A. Neibaur .... buyer
L.S. Prickett .... on-set dresser
Layne Robinson .... construction foreman
Dustin Rouillard .... scenic
Scott Ruley .... greensman
Jonas Sappington .... on-set dresser
Linden Snyder .... draftsman
Eric Strain .... assistant greensman
Cordell Taylor .... carpenter
Elisabeth Vastola .... assistant to production designer (as Liz Vastola)
William Hawa .... props (uncredited)
Derek Hunter .... graphics (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Hugo Adams .... effects field recordist
Niv Adiri .... sound design editor
Niv Adiri .... sound re-recording mixer: pre-mix
Ben Barker .... sound design editor
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Nicolas Becker .... foley editor
David Betancourt .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Jason Brady .... boom operator
Andrew Caller .... assistant re-recording mixer
Alfonso Calvo .... dubbing re-recording mixer
Douglas Cameron .... sound mixer
Gillian Dodders .... supervising dialogue adr editor
Noel Espinosa .... boom operator
Glenn Freemantle .... sound designer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Joseph L. Garrard .... boom operator (as Joseph Garrard)
Glen Gathard .... assistant foley editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer: London
Andy Hagon .... sound mix technician
Marisa Kelley .... boom operator
Steven C. Laneri .... sound mixer
Adam Mendez .... foley recordist
Emilie O'Connor .... assistant sound editor
Emilie O'Connor .... dialogue editor
Jon Olive .... foley editor
Palmer Pattison .... adr mixer: London
Richard Pryke .... sound re-recording mixer
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer: Los Angeles (as Charleen Steeves)
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant
Andy Stallabrass .... adr recordist
Ian Tapp .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Herrick .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Mark Heslop .... sound editor (uncredited)
Paul Jousselin .... assistant foley artist (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William Aldridge .... special effects coordinator
Blair Foord .... special effects supervisor
Alan McFarland .... special lighting effects
Michael Roundy .... special effects technician
Ryan Roundy .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Baker .... digital restoration
Tim Caplan .... visual effects producer
Steve Casa .... 3d scan technician
Amy Cuthbertson .... matchmove artist: Union VFX
Jesus Garrido .... digital compositor
Adam Gascoyne .... visual effects supervisor
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration artist
Will Hudson .... digital restoration
Emma Hulme .... digital restoration
Kaveh Montazer .... digital compositor
Mervyn New .... digital compositor
Valerio Oss .... digital compositor
Aymeric Perceval .... digital compositor: Union vfx
Victor Perez .... digital compositor & compositing TD
Caroline Pires .... digital compositor
Kim Ranzani .... digital compositor
Jason Rose .... digital effects
David Sanger .... visual effects producer
Jean-Clement Soret .... digital colourist
Noga Alon Stein .... visual effects production assistant
James Winnifrith .... visual effects editor
Brandon Harr .... lidar supervisor: LiDAR VFX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Stanton Barrett .... stunt double: James Franco
Chad Biddle .... stunts
Luke Cudney .... stunts
Jeff Danoff .... stunts
Ryan Happy .... stunts
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunts (as Nicola Hindshaw)
David Hugghins .... stunts
Anna Mercedes Morris .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt coordinator
Brett Sutteer .... safety coordinator
Tyson Swasey .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Andrews .... gaffer
Nathan Armstrong .... second assistant camera
Yelena Baykova .... video assist
Kurtis Burr .... second assistant camera
Michael B. Call .... camera operator: "c" camera (as Mike Call)
Chris Cavanaugh .... DIT
Zep Christensen .... first assistant camera (as Joe 'Zep' Christensen)
Carlos Cibils .... spacecam tech
Stefan Ciupek .... DIT
Daniel Courtright .... key grip
Brandon Ellsworth .... company grip
David Erickson .... second assistant camera (as David Ericksen)
Goldbergs .... dolly grip
Jeff Gustafson .... video assist
Andrew Hicks .... grip
Judd Hillman .... electrician
Gary Johnson .... first assistant camera
Tracy Keele .... grip
Josh Lee .... electrician
Babak Mansouri .... camera operator
Michael Mansouri .... DIT
Simon Miya .... second assistant camera
Dominic Napolitano .... first assistant camera
Gaylen Nebeker .... video assist
Jeremy Neish .... data manager
Thomas Neivelt .... gaffer
Nino Neuboeck .... first assistant camera
David B. Nowell .... aerial director of photography
Tracy Nystrom .... film loader
Tracy Nystrom .... second assistant camera
Linus Platt .... company grip
Glade Quinn .... best boy grip
John Raymer .... electrician
Joel Remke .... second assistant camera
Adam Smith .... best boy electric
Alan E. Stoddard .... key grip
David Stoddard .... best boy electric
Craig Sullivan .... grip
Paul McKay Taylor .... key film loader
Paul McKay Taylor .... second assistant camera
Cameron Thorburn .... crane operator
Charles Unice .... electrician
Christina Voros .... set videographer
Jason Walser .... best boy grip
Peter Weiland .... lighting technician
David White .... second assistant camera
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Peter Zuccarini .... underwater camera operator
Simon Miya .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rie Attridge .... local casting
Katie Jensen .... extras casting
Katy Jensen .... extras casting
Jason Montgomery .... casting associate
Tori Silvera Bush .... location casting
Yun .... extras casting assistant (as Yong Yun)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michelle l Boucher .... set costumer
Jacqueline Newell .... costume supervisor
Emma Potter .... assistant costume designer
Elisabeth Vastola .... assistant to costume designer (as Liz Vastola)
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Benns .... data management
Matthew Bristowe .... digital intermediate producer
Mike Clark-Hall .... second assistant editor
David Cummins .... digital media supervisor
James Cundill .... on-line editor
Richard Etchells .... digital intermediate editor
Mark Gillins .... digital lab tech
Tamsin Jeffrey .... first assistant editor
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer
Russ Lasson .... digital media engineer (as Russell Lasson)
Mike Morrison .... post production coordinator
Q. Bryce Randle .... digital lab tech
Nolan Southerland .... lead digital lab tech
Dominic Thomson .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Ranjit Barot .... musician: drums (as Ranjith Barot)
Sanjay Divecha .... musician: guitars
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
Matt Dunkley .... orchestrator
Matt Fletcher .... producer: additional music
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Jake Jackson .... score engineer
Harshdeep Kaur .... vocalist
R. Nitish Kumar .... music engineer
Pete Lockett .... musician: percussion
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Karl Peters .... musician: bass
A.R. Rahman .... musician
Shadab Rayeen .... music engineer
Andy Richards .... original score mixer
Andy Richards .... score mixed by
Mark Robinette .... piano teacher
Joel Shearer .... musician: guitars
John Warhurst .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Britani Alexander .... transportation coordinator
Julie Fife .... driver
Tj Fitzgerald .... driver
Bob Hoversten .... honeywagon driver
Jason Kelly .... driver: cast
Ryan McDowell .... driver
Brett Miller .... transportation captain
Thad Paget .... driver
Teri Lish Parkinson .... transportation office captain
Rick Spidell .... picture cars
 
Other crew
Devin Chase Allen .... stand-in
Craig Ayers .... production coordinator
Julie Bernards .... payroll accountant
John Bigler .... data manager
Erich Cannon .... production assistant
Stefan Ciupek .... post production consultant
Cody Cross .... medical/safety coordinator
Cody Cross .... security provided by
Matt Curtis .... title design
Linda DeVilliers .... studio teacher
Gaia Elkington .... executive assistant: Christian Colson & Danny Boyle
Jake Filmore .... production assistant
Cliff Fleming .... pilot: aerial photography
Ignacio Garcia .... production assistant
Ariadne Getty .... development funds provided by
Krystle Grandy .... production assistant
Dominique Haidar .... represented by: Pathé
Meg Halsey .... production secretary
Heather Henderson .... assistant: Danny Boyle & Christian Colson
Kipling Hicks .... assistant production coordinator
Sean Kavanagh .... archive researcher
Sherlan N. Koloi .... assistant location manager
Brandon Lavery .... production assistant to location department
Dennis Light .... location manager
Kristin Ludwin .... script supervisor
Krystal Mathiesen .... first assistant accountant
Alex McCullough .... production assistant
Katie McMinn .... photo double
Tracey Merkle .... script supervisor
Jennifer Mitchell .... key craft service
Rachel Moceri .... set production assistant
Marshall D. Moore .... film commissioner
Mike Morrison .... post production co-ordinator
Loren Nebeker .... remote head technician
Ryan Pederson .... production assistant
Kate Penlington .... clearances
Fenton Quinn .... head animal wrangler (as Fenton G. Quinn)
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production legal
Adam Razvi .... assistant to head of physical production: Pathé
Mark Robinette .... piano teacher
Jordan Romano .... production assistant
Rebecca R. Ryan .... accounting clerk
Peter Silberstein .... set production assistant
Noelle Volpintesta .... assistant: head of physical production: Pathé
Mickelle Weber .... production assistant
Jeremy Westerman .... animal wrangler
Rob Hill .... titles (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Miles Levy .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images
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Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Austria:16 | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 | France:U (with warning) | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Italy:VM14 | Japan:G | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:16 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Spain:12 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46305)
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Trivia:
James Franco hid his textbooks in the crevices in the "canyon" set, to help keep his mind off of the claustrophobia factor of the teeny set, which he would be in for hours.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: During the flashback to the game where Aron's girlfriend walks out on him, an ad for the Motorola phone, Droid, can be seen although there was no such thing at the time.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Aron Ralston:Hey. Aron here. Leave a message.
Sonja Ralston:Hey Aron. Sonja here, again. I know that you're probably gonna be away this weekend. But listen, just think about we we're gonna play. Please. 'Cause we have to decide, and we really... We need to practice, okay? Anyway, it will be fun. I promise. And oh, please call mom. Please. 'Cause she worries, which you know already. Okay. Later, A., goodbye.
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93 out of 135 people found the following review useful.
You may be dying but the world moves on, 26 December 2010
Author: ffcfalcon from United States

You may be dying but the world moves on. That is the naked truth about our existence and the main allegory written in the stimulating visual experience provided by Danny Boyle in his latest film. 127 Hours is a wonderful metaphor for solitude and for the importance of what life means at an individual level. It enhances the indescribable experience of having a family, friends and love, but most of all cherishes the meaning of human contact. Solitude is perceived as being bearable and a lot of times needed but seldom is viewed as being fulfilling. Only when the epiphany pops into our minds, we realize what we have been missing. It is a common and frustrating fact. Nonetheless, Danny Bolyle's achievement allows a new and fresh take on this theme. The director shows the audiences that life happens when they least expect. And truth be told, there is a bright place for those who abandon their egotistical "independence" and start sharing the events that life provides.

Telling a story about a man who is stuck in the same place for such an extensive period of time is definitely not easy. Danny Boyle described the picture as "an action movie in which the hero doesn't move" and he certainly took the challenge. With this in mind, two main conclusions can be withdrawn from Boyle's work: 1) He was able to maintain the action dynamic and the viewers engaged through a series of devices that allow them to be interested not only on the hero's present condition but also in his past and, quite possibly, his future. The mind behind Trainspotting entered the psyche of his new hero and gave it a shape and a texture that transformed the general perception. The empathy towards the character grew and from that moment on the audience grabbed the hook. He was able to dissect James Franco's character thoughts and desires in a moment of extreme physical and psychological agony.

2) It was extremely hard to be inventive in such scenario and some techniques proved to be tiresome. In certain moments during the movie, Danny Boyle seemed to be trying to hard when having a simpler approach looked like to be more successful. He stylized the action in a way that doesn't always work even considering that he established his filmmaking style from the very beginning.

With regards to the main performer, it is only fair to praise James Franco's enactment. It is a truly astonishing tour-de-force that will probably be mentioned during the Oscar nominations. He's not only charming and witty but his personality fills the screen with such a great talent. It is very gratifying to observe his evolution according to the character's state of mind.

127 Hours is a quite remarkable achievement. There's the ability to pick up a true straightforward story about survival and courage and enhance it through a sheer composition of good sense without falling on the old American cliché. This story does not try to be epic or monumental. It tries to be honest and true. And we, as viewers, don't feel cheated or slapped across the face, and that is really all we could ask for.

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