Synopsis: In 1972, the Uruguayan rugby team is flying to Chile to play a game. However, the plane from the Uruguayan Air Force with 45 people crashes on the Andes Mountains and after the search party, they are considered dead. Two months after the crash, the sixteen survivors are finally rescued. Along the days, the starved survivors decide to eat flesh from the bodies of their comrades to survive.
Director(s): Frank Marshall
Production: Buena Vista
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
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120 min

- How will they find us?

Don't worry, they will.

The temperature will drop

in the dark. Maybe 30, 40 degrees.

We'll deal with that. Don't worry.

- I'm cold.

- The covers can be used as blankets.

That's a good idea. Everybody

unzip the covers to use as blankets.

- How's your stomach?

- Good. Fine.


- Who's that?

- Canessa. Come on!

I thought it was just a coat

but there he was.

- Are you hurt?

- Identify yourself!

My name is Roberto Canessa.

I'm a medical student.

I'm a member of the rugby team

that chartered this plane.

You're a member of the flight crew,

aren't you?

Aren't you?

- Yes. I'm the mechanic.

- Do you know how to fix radios?


- You took this coat off a girl.

- No!

- This is Anna Parrado's.

- Put it back on her.

Take it off her again, I'll kill you.

- Excuse me.

- How you doing?

- I'm going to bed.

- That way?

Come on, Eduardo. He bumped his head.

Hey, Roberto?

- Want some wine?

- Thanks.

Where'd you get wine?

Hugo found a shitload of bottles.

He thinks it was the pilot's.

It would explain

how he flew his plane.

- We're completely screwed.

- I don't know.

Get back there and help the others.

We're gonna be fine.

Who are you trying to convince,


I had no premonition.

So much for ESP.

That was a good idea

about the seat covers.

Thank you.

- Have some wine.

- Thanks.

- Got all the covers.

- Put them inside. Near the front.

I'm dying!

My sweet God in Heaven, the pain!

- I'm in so much pain.

- It must be terrible.

Calm yourself.

God will take care of you.

My legs!

God forgive you all

for not helping me! I'm in agony!

Shut up! Shut up, you stupid cow,

or I'll punch your face in!

I swear to God, I will! Shut up!

- God, it's cold! It's too cold!

- Antonio!

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John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley is an American playwright, screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His play Doubt: A Parable won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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