History Film / Alive

29th Oct '15 4:31:11 AM Morgenthaler
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27th Sep '15 3:13:41 AM Morgenthaler
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''Alive'' is a 1993 drama film, starring (among others) Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay, John Newton, Josh Lucas and Creator/JohnMalkovich. This was the second film directed by Frank Marshall, previously known for ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' (1990).
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''Alive'' is a 1993 drama film, starring (among others) Ethan Hawke, Creator/EthanHawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay, John Newton, Josh Lucas and Creator/JohnMalkovich. This was the second film directed by Frank Marshall, previously known for ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' (1990).
2nd Aug '15 7:20:08 AM fgenzo159
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-->'''Antonio''': Well, are there batteries or not ?!?
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-->'''Antonio''': -->'''Roy''': Well, are there batteries or not ?!?
2nd Aug '15 7:18:40 AM fgenzo159
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-->'''Antonio''': Well, are there batteries ?!??
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-->'''Antonio''': Well, are there batteries ?!??or not ?!?
16th Jun '15 10:28:50 PM fusilcontrafusil
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The film is an adaptation of a non-fiction book: "Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors" (1974) by Piers Paul Read. It describes in detail the events of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 and the story of its survivors. In summary, the plane contained 5 crew members and 40 passengers. The passengers were the members of the "Old Christians Club", a rugby team, along with various family members and associates. The flight took off from their native Montevideo, Uruguay for Santiago, Chile. But on October 13 (a Friday), 1972 the airplane crashed on a then-unnamed peak of the Andes (later called Glacier of Tears). 12 people died in the crash, including the pilots. The other 33 were left stranded in an uninhabited area at the borders of Chile and Argentina. The survivors had to survive on their own while waiting for help. Several suffering from injuries, all suffering from a complete lack of medical supplies and their meager food supplies. Over the following months several would die from injuries, disease or avalanches. Those surviving eventually resorted to cannibalism, eating the bodies of their dead comrades. They attempted a number of expeditions but failed to contact anyone, prior to returning to the remains of the plane. On December 20, two of them (Roberto Canessa, and Fernando Parrado) managed to establish contact with a Chilean huaso (local equivalent of the gaucho and cowboy). He brought them help. By December 23, the final 16 survivors were rescued and brought to civilization. They had survived 72 days in the wild.
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The film is an adaptation of a non-fiction book: "Alive: ''Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors" Survivors'' (1974) by Piers Paul Read. It describes in detail the events of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 and the story of its survivors. In summary, the plane contained 5 crew members and 40 passengers. The passengers were the members of the "Old Christians Club", a rugby team, along with various family members and associates. The flight took off from their native Montevideo, Uruguay for Santiago, Chile. But on October 13 (a Friday), 1972 the airplane crashed on a then-unnamed peak of the Andes (later called Glacier of Tears). 12 people died in the crash, including the pilots. The other 33 were left stranded in an uninhabited area at the borders of Chile and Argentina. The survivors had to survive on their own while waiting for help. Several suffering from injuries, all suffering from a complete lack of medical supplies and their meager food supplies. Over the following months several would die from injuries, disease or avalanches. Those surviving eventually resorted to cannibalism, eating the bodies of their dead comrades. They attempted a number of expeditions but failed to contact anyone, prior to returning to the remains of the plane. On December 20, two of them (Roberto Canessa, Canessa and Fernando Parrado) managed to establish contact with a Chilean huaso (local equivalent of the gaucho and cowboy). He brought them help. By December 23, the final 16 survivors were rescued and brought to civilization. They had survived 72 days in the wild.

* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: In the bitter cold at altitude, with no vegetation or animals, the survivors eventually resort to eating the remains of the deceased.
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* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: In the bitter cold at altitude, with no vegetation or animals, the survivors eventually resort to eating the remains of the deceased. deceased. * RuleOfDrama: The survivors are surprised by their rescue helicopter. In real life, they found out Parrado and Canessa had made it through the radio, and they even changed their clothes and combed their hair.
21st Nov '14 11:26:32 AM Morgenthaler
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In any case, the film has received rather positive reviews. The RottenTomatoes website gives it a positive rating of 71%. It performed decently at the box office. It earned about 37 million dollars in the American market, where it was the 41st most successful film of its year. The soundtrack by James Newton Howard is also well regarded.
7th Nov '14 9:41:26 AM Ryusui
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* DespairEventHorizon: Many survivors seem close to it but are just momentarily [[FreakOut freaked out]]. Only the mechanic has really crossed it. He has permanently [[FreakOut freaked out]]. See LaughingMad.
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* DespairEventHorizon: Many survivors seem close to it but are just momentarily [[FreakOut freaked out]]. Only the mechanic has really crossed it. He has permanently [[FreakOut freaked out]]. See LaughingMad.
7th Nov '14 6:41:18 AM gallium
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* FightToSurvive: It's pretty difficult to live on the top of the Andes without food.
25th Dec '13 6:58:15 PM Seanette
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The survivors had to survive on their own while waiting for help. Several suffering from injuries, all suffering from a complete lack of medical supplies and their meager food supplies. Over the following months several would die from injuries, disease or avalanches. Those surviving eventually resorted to cannibalism, eating the bodies of their dead comrades. They attempted a number of expeditions but failed to contact anyone, prior to returning to the remains of the plane. On December 20, two of them (Roberto Cannesa, and Fernando Parrado) managed to establish contact with a Chilean huaso (local equivalent of the gaucho and cowboy). He brought them help. By December 23, the final 16 survivors were rescued and brought to civilization. They had survived 72 days in the wild.
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The survivors had to survive on their own while waiting for help. Several suffering from injuries, all suffering from a complete lack of medical supplies and their meager food supplies. Over the following months several would die from injuries, disease or avalanches. Those surviving eventually resorted to cannibalism, eating the bodies of their dead comrades. They attempted a number of expeditions but failed to contact anyone, prior to returning to the remains of the plane. On December 20, two of them (Roberto Cannesa, Canessa, and Fernando Parrado) managed to establish contact with a Chilean huaso (local equivalent of the gaucho and cowboy). He brought them help. By December 23, the final 16 survivors were rescued and brought to civilization. They had survived 72 days in the wild.

* AchillesInHisTent: At some point, Cannesa.
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* AchillesInHisTent: At some point, Cannesa.Canessa.

* {{Foil}}: Highlighted at first between Cannesa and Antonio, then Cannesa and Nando.
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* {{Foil}}: Highlighted at first between Cannesa Canessa and Antonio, then Cannesa Canessa and Nando.
6th Oct '13 7:25:13 PM fgenzo9595
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''Alive'' is a 1993 drama film, starring (among others) Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, John Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay, and John Newton. This was the second film directed by FrankMarshall, previously known for ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' (1990).
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''Alive'' is a 1993 drama film, starring (among others) Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, John Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay, and John Newton. Newton, Josh Lucas and Creator/JohnMalkovich. This was the second film directed by FrankMarshall, Frank Marshall, previously known for ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' (1990).
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