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The book Alive was made into the movie Alive.

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Book details for Alive

Alive was written by Piers Read. The book was published in 1974 by Avon. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered depri... Read More

On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, they were forced to do what would have once been unthinkable ...

This is their story -- one of the most astonishing true adventures of the twentieth century.

Movie details for Alive

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Frank Marshall, who also directed Congo (1995). Alive was produced by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay, John Newton (III), David Kriegel, Kevin Breznahan, Sam Behrens, Illeana Douglas, Jack Noseworthy, Christian J. Meoli, Jake Carpenter, Michael DeLorenzo, JosÚ Z˙˝iga, Danny Nucci, David Cubitt, Gian DiDonna, John Cassini, Michael Woolson and Chad Willett.

 

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In 1972 a chartered plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby squad and various family members crashed in the Andes. If that sounds dry and matter-of-fact, you haven't seen director Frank Marshall's harrowing re-creation Alive, an adrenaline-pounding, heart-in-you... Read More
In 1972 a chartered plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby squad and various family members crashed in the Andes. If that sounds dry and matter-of-fact, you haven't seen director Frank Marshall's harrowing re-creation Alive, an adrenaline-pounding, heart-in-your-mouth spectacle that kicks off this famous story of survival. The real-life against-all-odds odyssey made worldwide headlines when it became known that the survivors ate their own dead to survive. What could have easily become sensationalistic exploitation is treated with compassion and dignity by Marshall as he explores their moral and spiritual struggles as well as their physical ordeal. As team captain and base-camp cheerleader Vincent Spano slowly collapses under the stress and Ethan Hawke rouses from mourning his dead family to taking charge of saving himself, it also becomes a portrait in leadership, hope, and emotional courage. --Sean Axmaker