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After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.

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In Alaska, a team of oil workers board a flight home; however, they cross a storm and the airplane crashes. Only seven workers survive in the wilderness and John Ottway, who is a huntsman that kills wolves to protect the workers, assumes leadership of the group. Shortly after they learn that they are surrounded by a pack of wolves and Ottway advises that they should seek protection in the woods. But while they walk through the heavy snow, they are chased and attacked by the carnivorous mammals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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alaska | wilderness | wolf | snow | survival | See more »

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Live or Die on This Day


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Rated R for violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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27 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Un día para sobrevivir  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,665,101 (USA) (27 January 2012)

Gross:

$51,533,608 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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This film was denounced by endangered-species protection organizations for its portrayal of wolves as a perpetual threat to humans. It was felt that the film reinforces the ancient cultural notion that humans should follow a kill-or-be-killed policy whenever encountering wolves. See more »

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Late in the movie, Ottway unfolds the letter, which then shows a large yellowish stain. Still later, he partially unfolds it before folding it into his wallet, and the stain is gone. See more »

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Ottway: A job at the end of the world. A salaried killer for a big petroleum company. I don't know why I did half the things I've done, but I know this is where I belong, surrounded by my own. Ex-cons, fugitives, drifters, assholes. Men unfit for mankind.
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References Alive (1993) See more »

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Running A.D. Part 2
Songwriter Mark Kevin Wilson
Produced by Vintage Masters Music
Performed by Lucian Blaque
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Master, a division of Wild Whirled Music
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Survival-Action at its Best
23 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first sight, this seems like the kind of movie to be panned by critics and audiences alike, being an action-survival film. When i was able to get into the special premiere showing, i will have to say, i would pay $15 to see this on the IMAX because the thrills, action and emotions running through this movie were as fast as the wolves.

Liam Neeson, who everyone is coming to know as the man from Taken, was phenomenal; Liam has always been a great and amazing actor, but this movie really shows that he can do something so "out there" that, it feels real watching it on the big screen. This movie, fueled by Ridley and Tony Scott's vision (they produced this fine film), has elements from both of the brothers' genre-takes such as Man on Fire, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down and Blade Runner, capturing the epic, awesome intensity and thrills that only masters can handle.

Even though they aren't characters, per say, they are a vital point in this movie and do a damn good job picking up and dragging the tension out (in a good way); the wolves. You'll have to see for yourself, because i was on the edge of my seat whenever they came on screen.

All in all, this movie was not only a feast for the eyes, but a getaway from all the regular Hollywood fair and blockbusters being poured out nonstop. A must see for anyone who like action/adventure, suspense/thrillers and dramas with great acting 9/10 Stars


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