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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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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)
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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)
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
Yong Yun .... extras casting assistant
 
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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Lake Bell was considered to play a role.See more »
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Anachronisms: In both scenes with Brian, Aron's boss, he is wearing a T-shirt that can be identified as being a product of the website www.someecards.com. This website did not launch until 2007, but the movie is set in 2003.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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Spoofed in "Stevie TV: Episode #1.7" (2012)See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: 127 Hours, 19 February 2011
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

I think the reports and those who claim to have fainted when watching this is probably highly exaggerated. Sure it's graphic, but nothing not already seen in a typical torture porn film. Danny Boyle doesn't exploit this inevitable moment through lingering shots or in your face techniques, but does enough to bring forth the sheer horror and pain of the entire 127 hours ordeal that culminates with a none too pretty or neat self amputation of a limb, taking care of addressing and cutting through skin, meat, bone and tendon.

Based on the memoirs of Aron Ralston's true life experience of literally being stuck between a rock and a hard place (which of course makes for a catchy book title), while I haven't read that book, Danny Boyle has weaved an incredibly fast paced picture from the get go, introducing us to Aron the weekend adventurer, who takes to the canyons for biking, climbing and exploration, played to pitch perfection by James Franco in the leading role. Quite the ladies man as well with his boyish charms and manly antics, if only to find himself never lingering at one spot, always on the go, not to allow anything to stand in his way of what could be the best weekend of his life. That is until disaster struck.

When we begin from Zero hour, you can't help but feel that it's probably going to be the same with another solo, constricted space situation captured on film like Buried, which had Ryan Reynolds in a one man show buried in a box underground, and fighting for his life against his terrorist captors whom you don't see. With the camera constantly pulling to the surface of the earth just to quantify the significance of being alone and the worrying point of having nobody to contact, the narrative here doesn't get all claustrophobic on us, because Boyle made it a point for the film to be a little expansive, with various reminiscence on Aron's part, and out of body fantasy and imaginary sequences of being somewhere else other than where Aron currently is.

And while that feeling of being confined is nothing new, it does make you appreciate and realize that such moments aren't far fetched, because with so many idle hours parked in between figuring out and planning how to get out, we do that idle daydream even when we're busy, so what more when we have time on our hands, with literally nowhere else to go? There's a fine balance reached where we see how Aron splits time between keeping and planning to extend his lifespan when he realizes the really deep problem he's rooted in, and that of taking time off to think about the larger picture.

Which James Franco doesn't disappoint, especially when he's chronicling what could be his final hours on earth in his camcorder. He flits from being the really energetic young adult that we get introduced to, and the growingly desperate man, before basking in exuberance at the new lease of life given to him. If anyone thinks Franco is but a pretty face without substance, perhaps 127 Hours will change your mind about the actor, probably best known in his support role in Sam Raimi's Spiderman trilogy. It's almost like a one man show for about an hour of the film, so much of the weight of the film lies on Franco being able to convince us of the mixed emotions Aron goes through in different periods of the day and those hours, which he does.

Danny Boyle continues to assert why he's one of the most versatile directors of today tackling a variety of genres, never running out of ideas to translate his vision in various films, always straddling between telling emotional stories that resonate even if the premise and set up screams commercial. A.R. Rahman, the Mozart of Madras continues in his second in as many collaboration with Boyle, providing original music that rocks from the start and defines the film, just like how his Chaiyya Chaiyya (though it was already used for Dil Se) did for Spike Lee's Inside Man.

If there are messages to gain from the film, it is to always prepare for the unexpected, pack right and gather enough resources for the what ifs in life, and not to be a bastard in relationships, keeping an arm's length away from loved ones and/or taking them for granted. There could be a time where we find ourselves regretting for not doing some things while we can, so I guess it's up to us if we want to live life a day at a time while it's the last, or to idle it all away thinking we're invincible and infallible. Highly recommended film befitting of a nomination, but whether it could win with such illustrious company this year, will be a bit of a stretch.

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