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The Mountain Between Us (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 6 October 2017 (USA)
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Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Director:

Hany Abu-Assad

Writers:

Chris Weitz (screenplay by), J. Mills Goodloe (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Idris Elba ... Ben Bass
Kate Winslet ... Alex Martin
Beau Bridges ... Walter
Dermot Mulroney ... Mark
Linda Sorensen ... Pamela
Vincent Gale ... Airline Customer Service
Marci T. House ... Airline Rep
Dania Nassar Dania Nassar ... Female Patient (Mrs. Qabbani)
Lee Majdoub ... Translator
Andres Joseph ... Dinner Guest
Nancy Sivak Nancy Sivak ... Nurse
Bethany Brown ... New York Waiter
Orval Roberts Orval Roberts ... Logging Truck Driver
Raleigh Raleigh ... Dog
Austin Austin ... Dog
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Storyline

After their flight is canceled due to stormy weather, neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Bass and photojournalist Alex Martin hire private pilot Walter to get them to Denver for connecting flights to Alex's wedding in New York and Ben's emergency surgery appointment in Baltimore. Walter, who has not filed a flight plan, suffers a fatal stroke mid-flight, and the plane crashes on a mountaintop in the High Uintas Wilderness. Ben, Alex, and Walter's dog survive the crash with various injuries..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What if your life depended on a stranger?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mountain Between Us See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,551,336, 8 October 2017

Gross USA:

$30,348,555
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Each daily shoot necessitated a 10,000' ascent into the Canadian Rockies near Invermere, where the temperatures often dipped to minus 38°. See more »

Goofs

For the aircraft model depicted, a Piper Navajo, the engine noise inside in the cabin during flight is way too silent for cruise situation. There would be either no possibility that, without headphones, they could listen to each other talking in normal voice or that the pilot, who happens to be wearing headphones, could have overheard the passenger's conversation about London. See more »

Quotes

Alex Martin: I am getting used to the cold, though.
Ben Bass: Yeah.
Alex Martin: Which is weird.
Ben Bass: Yeah, well, your body... your body's acclimatizing. It's quite ingenious, what God did. Your body sort of figures it out.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Dusk Till Dawn
Performed by Zayn and Sia
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Don't Listen to Bad Reviews
7 October 2017 | by beawritingSee all my reviews

I was very excited to hear about this movie and made it the date night movie for the week. For those calling this a slow movie, it is that because this is a character piece, not an action film. This is not even about romance to me, but more how in a bad situation two people find out who they really are and overcome their fears. These fears are not about the snow, FYI. The director does not spoon feed the plot to you, he expects you to be intelligent enough to get it. Both actors did an amazing job of emoting with their body language and facial expressions. I do not think the other proposed actors could have pulled off this nuanced performance


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