Alive (1993)

7.0 / Rated by 1 people

126 min.
Plot  The film opens with a series of photographs of the Stella Maris College's Old Christians Rugby Team. Carlitos Páez explains that the pictures were taken by his father and points out several members of the team, including himself as a young man, Alex Morales, Felipe Restano, Nando Parrado and the team's Captain Antonio Balbi. Carlitos then reflects on the accident in a brief monologue, speaking of heroism, the gravity of the situation and of solitude and faith.

The story moves to October 13, 1972 as Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 flies over the Andes. The raucous rugby players and a few of their relatives and friends are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming match in Chile. Nando's sister, Susana, praises the beauty of the mountains and happily observes that the plane will be landing in 20 minutes.

However, after emerging from clouds, the plane encounters turbulence and collides with an uncharted mountain peak. During the collision, the wings and tail are separated f...



Ethan Hawke
Nando Parrado
Josh Hamilton
Roberto Canessa
Bruce Ramsay
Carlitos Páez
Jack Noseworthy
Roberto "Bobby" Francois
John Cassini
Daniel Fernandez
Gordon Currie
Jose Luis "Coche" Inciarte
John Malkovich
Older Carlitos Páez / (uncredited)
John Malkovich
(narrator) (uncredited)
Jose Zuniga
Sgt. Carlos "Fraga" Roque
Frank Pellegrino
Sgt. Ovidio Joaquín Ramírez
Illeana Douglas
Liliana Methol
Ele Keats
Susana Parrado
Danny Nucci
Hugo Diaz
Vincent Spano
Antonio Balbi
Michael DeLorenzo
Rafael Cano
Josh Lucas
Felipe Restano


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United States




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