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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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Joe Carnahan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Ottway
Frank Grillo ... Diaz
Dermot Mulroney ... Talget
Dallas Roberts ... Henrick
Joe Anderson ... Flannery
Nonso Anozie ... Burke
James Badge Dale ... Lewenden
Ben Hernandez Bray ... Hernandez (as Ben Hernandez)
Anne Openshaw Anne Openshaw ... Ottway's Wife
Peter Girges Peter Girges ... Company Clerk
Jonathan Bitonti Jonathan Bitonti ... Ottway (5 years old) (as Jonathan James Bitonti)
James Bitonti James Bitonti ... Ottway's Father
Ella Kosor Ella Kosor ... Talget's Little Girl
Jacob Blair ... Cimoski
Lani Gelera ... Flight Attendant
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

snow | survival | wolf | alcohol | howling | See All (95) »

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Live or Die on This Day


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un día para sobrevivir See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,665,101, 29 January 2012

Gross USA:

$51,580,236

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,278,331
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the last moments of the firewood-search scene, Diaz holds up a book and makes a quip about it being a bestseller. This line of dialogue was added to the film in post-production. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Conan: A Watched Pot Never Boils, & Other Total Lies (2012) See more »

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The City Surf
Written by Jamin Winans (as Jamim Winans)
Performed by Jamin Winans (as Jamim Winans)
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A good and taut movie watching experience!
31 October 2014 | by arnairSee all my reviews

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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