Description In 1972 a chartered plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team and various family members crashed in the Andes. Alive is an adrenaline-pounding, heart-in-your-mouth spectacle that brings this famous true story of survival to the screen. The real-life against-all-odds odyssey made worldwide headlines when it became known that the survivors had to eat their own dead to survive. What could have easily become sensationalistic exploitation is treated with compassion and dignity and explores the moral and spiritual struggles of the survivors, along with their unimaginable physical ordeal to overcome impossible odds. As team captain and base-camp cheerleader, Antonio (Vincent Spano) slowly collapses under the stress and Nando (Ethan Hawke) rouses from mourning his dead family to taking charge of saving himself and the others, it also becomes a portrait in leadership, hope, and emotional courage. See for yourself the unforgettable story of ordinary young men who find courage in the face of disaster and test the very limits of human endurance. This action-packed hit is an astonishing death-defying triumph that will both entertain and inspire you.
"A pretty harrowing and rather disturbing look at the struggles of survival in the face of certain death..." - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"An overlooked gem, made even more powerful by the fact that it is based on a factual incident." - Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.