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The Grey (2011)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hernandez (as Ben Hernandez)
Peter Girges ...
Company Clerk
Jonathan Bitonti ...
Ottway (5 years old) (as Jonathan James Bitonti)
James Bitonti ...
Ottway's Father
Ella Kosor ...
Talget's Little Girl
Flight Attendant


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un día para sobrevivir  »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,665,101, 29 January 2012, Wide Release

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In order to prepare for his role, Liam Neeson reportedly ate wolf jerky. See more »


Dead bodies lying on the ground are frozen. Even a day later, while they are in the snow with below freezing temperatures, the limbs remain flexible. See more »


[first lines]
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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Surprised by all the poor ratings given apparently by a bunch of wildlife/wolf/survival experts! Guys, this is a Hollywood movie! Let me emphasize - a movie. All this analysis on how much a wolf weighs and how their behavior is incorrectly depicted... please stick to NatGeo or Discovery channel programs and stay away from fiction! Going by the logic and reviews, Spielberg's 1975 classic 'Jaws' should be given just a star or two as it has a highly inaccurate portrayal of sharks. But surprise surprise, it's 8+ on IMDb! Wow how did that happen?! I enjoy a movie for the entertainment value it provides. And if the film can hold my interest for about 90 minutes, I'd say it worked. The Grey definitely worked!

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