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Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2007)

For the first time ever, survivors of the famous 1972 Andes plane crash tell in their own words their harrowing story of survival.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jose Algorta Jose Algorta ... Himself (as José Pedro Algorta)
Roberto Canessa Roberto Canessa ... Himself
Alfredo Delgado Alfredo Delgado ... Himself
Daniel Fernandez Daniel Fernandez ... Himself (as Daniel Fernández)
Bobby François Bobby François ... Himself (as Roberto François)
Roy Harley Roy Harley ... Himself
Jose Luis Inciarte Jose Luis Inciarte ... Himself (as José Luis Inciarte)
Alfredo Mangino Alfredo Mangino ... Himself (as Álvaro Mangino)
Javier Methol Javier Methol ... Himself
Carlitos Paez Carlitos Paez ... Himself (as Carlos Páez)
Nando Parrado Nando Parrado ... Himself (as Fernando Parrado)
Ramón Sabella Ramón Sabella ... Himself
Adolfo Strauch Adolfo Strauch ... Himself
Eduardo Strauch Eduardo Strauch ... Himself
Antonio Vizintín Antonio Vizintín ... Himself


For the first time ever, survivors of the famous 1972 Andes plane crash tell in their own words their harrowing story of survival.

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Could you eat human flesh to survive?




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Release Date:

22 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sociedade da Neve See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,077, 26 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$89,473, 8 March 2009
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cinematographer César Charlone, a native of Montevideo, Uruguay, went to the same college as the survivors. He was supposed to be on the ill-fated flight 571 but, as luck would have it, could not reach Montevideo in time to catch it since he was traveling from Brazil. See more »


At about 17:35, a photo is shown of the valley the plane crashed in. The caption reads that the picture was taken by Roy Harley minutes after the crash, but in fact the only camera the survivors had was found in the tail some weeks later. Nando Parrado took most of the photos on that particular film, including the one featured at 17:35. See more »


Referenced in Entrevista a un náufrago de los Andes (2008) See more »

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Tremendously powerful documentary
1 April 2011 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

The story of the survivors of the famous plane crash that inspired 'Alive' – the book and movie.

But rather than focus on the sensationalistic aspects (the death, the cannibalism), it focuses on the emotions, the spiritual crisies, the triumphs and the humanity of these remarkable men.

Through a mix of amazingly candid, open (and beautifully shot) interviews, subtle, well done re- creation footage (a technique I usually despise, but is done so deftly that it works), old footage and photographs, and film of the men returning to the site of their harrowing adventure 30 years later, some with their children, this creates a deeply moving portrait of friendship, loss, courage, and introspection.

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