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The Grey (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  27 January 2012 (USA)
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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 ...
Jonathan Bitonti ...
Ottway (5 years old) (as Jonathan James Bitonti)
James Bitonti ...


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:

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


$51,533,608 (USA) (6 April 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The ending scene song "Into the Fray" was originally composed by Jamin Winans as "The City Surf" for his movie Ink (2009). See more »


During the final scene there is a flipped shot, which can be seen when Ottway's facial cut changes sides. 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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References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »


The City Surf
Written by Jamin Winans
Performed by Jamin Winans
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User Reviews

It is absolutely not as advertised, but a good film and well acted
3 May 2012 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

If you're like me you saw the trailers with Liam Neeson strapping glass bottles to his hands and fighting wolves and thought, "Holy cow! They made Wolf Taken. Violence and wolves!" Well, they didn't. There's really not that much action in the film. The trailers really, really did a dis-service to the film. They were selling an action movie when they really made an intensely somber film about a group of desperate men as they try to survive a plane crash. The film is quietly beautiful.

I saw it in theaters and was hopping mad at how the trailer misled me. People all over the theater fell asleep (my girlfriend included). However, I think if you're looking for a non-action flick, you'll really dig this.

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