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I Am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash (2010)

On Friday, the 13th of October, 1972, a charter plane carrying 45 passengers, including a college rugby team, vanished over the desolate, snow-covered Andes Mountains. For 72 days, the world thought they were dead.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Lentzsch James Lentzsch ... Nando Parrado
Benjamin Josse Benjamin Josse ... Roberto Canessa
Kelly Haitz Kelly Haitz ... Susana Parrado
Cindy Latch Cindy Latch ... Zenia Parrado
Vince Roberts Vince Roberts ... Carlitos Paez
Dorian Roberts ... Eduardo Strauch
Everette Scott Ortiz ... Gustavo Zerbino
Ben Keyworth Ben Keyworth ... Marcelo Perez
Heather Child Heather Child ... Liliana Methol
Mark T. Lee Mark T. Lee ... Javier Methol
Alfred Ramirez Alfred Ramirez ... Panchito Abal
Taylor Witt Taylor Witt ... Antonio Vizintin
Larry Rodriguez Larry Rodriguez ... Col. Julio Ferradas
Tim Wylie Tim Wylie ... Lt. Col. Dante Lagurara
Grayson Howe ... Numa Turcatti
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On Friday, the 13th of October, 1972, a charter plane carrying 45 passengers, including a college rugby team, vanished over the desolate, snow-covered Andes Mountains. For 72 days, the world thought they were dead. But for 16 survivors, including 20 year-old Nando Parrado, what they experienced was worse than death. Trapped in the sub-zero degree temperatures for over 72 days, the survivors faced circumstances that no human should ever have to endure. Fighting just to stay alive, hope was a cruel mirage in a landscape that offered nothing but despair and death. Against all odds one man led an expedition into the mountains in a desperate attempt to reach civilization. For the first time ever, the hero of Uruguayan Flight 571, Nando Parrado, tells his story in its entirety. Parrado, who lost his mother, sister, and scores of friends among the 29 victims of Uruguayan Flight 571, shares a complete, candid and unflinching account of the 72 days of suffering that followed the crash, ... Written by AMS Pictures

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Élek: túlélni egy repülőszerencsétlenséget az Andokban See more »

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Angel Fire, New Mexico, USA See more »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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After watching this deep and emotional story...
4 January 2013 | by tce_killaSee all my reviews

that these people went through. That tragic event that took place in their lives in 1972, I just cannot fathom how much I deeply am saddened of the loss of the majority of the people on board but I'm also extremely inspired by how the survivors held it together and managed to survive such an horrific ordeal to some of natures deadliest and ugliest turns.

This amazing documentary and reenactments really shows truly the lives of the survivors and what they all had to go through in this devastating event. Interviews from survivors as well as heart-wrenching scenes and real photographs from the terrifying ordeal.

This truly shows what the human being can do even when faced with extreme adversity. To fight for survival in such a way that this makes this one of the most well known survival stories to date.

Very well made - put together, everything was on point and they went into every detail. This is a must see, such a sad but yet also inspiring story. 10/10.


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