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The Mountain Between Us (2017)

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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.


Hany Abu-Assad


Chris Weitz (screenplay by), J. Mills Goodloe (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Kate Winslet ... Alex Martin
Idris Elba ... Ben Bass
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


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


What if your life depended on a stranger?

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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Did You Know?


Originally, only Kate Winslet's stunt double was going to plunge into the freezing water, as the studio was worried about Kate's safety. Kate, however, was adamant that she should do it, and demanded the director to allow her. "I'm the water and ice person! Water's my thing!", Kate recounted, referring to the extensive shoot of filming whilst submerged in water for months on end for Titanic. See more »


When the pilot suffers a stroke, Alex [Kate Winslet] is behind the pilot on the left side of the plane and Ben [Idris Elba] is on the right side behind the co-pilot seat. They both face the rear of the plane and brace for impact as the plane crashes. When they wake up after the crash they have switched sides: Ben is on the left side and Alex is on the right. See more »


Alex Martin: [to Ben] Okay. We're down to the rule of three. We can go three weeks without food, three days without water, and three minutes without air.
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I'll have what the Dog was on
19 November 2018 | by jimbo-11554See all my reviews

This was an entertaining film although a little on the slow side. Overall enjoyable ride which plateaued a little in the middle. The one massive issue I had was that when our two protagonists looked tired, cold and hungry, the dog seemed to be full of energy for the entire film.constantly bounding about like he was on a morning walk in the snow.....the little guys feet would have been so frost bitten and they should have at least made comments towards his condition as every time I saw him leaping through the snow it just ruined the tension. Ok for a Sunday night view.

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Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mountain Between Us See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,551,336, 8 October 2017

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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