The Mountain Between Us

Synopsis: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.
Director(s): Hany Abu-Assad
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min


May I have your attention, please?

The curbside is for immediate loading

and unloading only.

No parking, waiting, or stopping, until...

Attention, passengers...

They should have more personnel.

I'm going to miss my flight.

I'm standing here for over an hour.

Excuse me.

- Excuse me. I'm not in first class.

- Okay.

I'm on the Denver flight

that leaves in 40 minutes.

Could you check me in here?

I only have carry-on.

You're not gonna miss it.

That flight's been canceled.

If you go right over to customer service,

they can help you. I'm sorry.

I told you already.

Tomorrow morning is

the earliest flight I can put you on.

That's not good enough, okay? I'm a surgeon.

I have an emergency surgery to perform

in Baltimore tomorrow, okay?

Look, he's 10 years old.

He's a 10-year-old boy.

Mark, I can come straight

from the airport if I have to.

Emma can meet me there with the dress,

and I can just change in the back of a cab.

Is my mother there? Oh, Lord.

I'll be there.

Oh, honey. I'll be there, okay?

Look, let me go,

so I can figure this out. Okay. Bye.

I'll fly wherever I have to tonight

to get there for tomorrow morning.

- Can you help me?

- I'm afraid there won't be

any more flights tonight because

of the storm coming through here.

- No, you said that.

- So, I would suggest...

I need to get to Denver for the red-eye.

...that you get a voucher

before the hotels fill up.

- Right. Okay.

- Yes, hold on.

Yep. No, it's just me.

Could I get a pen? Uh-huh.


Hold on, one second, sweetheart.

Sir? Sir, I'm sorry.

Sorry, I couldn't help hearing.

I think we may have the same problem.

I'm trying to get to Denver before dark,

so I can catch a red-eye to New York.

There's no rental cars.

I checked for rental cars.

He's told me that the flights

are canceled, so...

No, I know. I have an idea.

What's your name?

Alex Martin.


- Ben.

- Ah.


- Hello? Walter.

- That's me.

Alex. We spoke.

Yeah. Hey.

- Yeah.

- So, what's the rush?

Oh. Actually, I'm getting

married tomorrow, so...

Can't miss that, can you?


- Oh, no, no. No, we're not together.

- No, we're not getting married.

- We just met.

- No.

I got a twin on the tarmac. Can take two.




- Hey!

- Don't worry about him. He loves people.

Oh, yeah? Hey!


I won't be long. You stick with the dog.

He'll let you know when I'm ready.


We should check the time

of the Denver red-eye.

Midnight. Gets into JFK about quarter to six.

I booked us a couple of tickets.

There weren't that many left.

- Oh, you did?

- Yeah.

Thank you.

Filed your flight plan?

No need to. Still light out. I can go VFR.

What about the storm?

- We'll beat it out.

- You sure?

Flew F-5s into Vietnam.

As long as nobody is shooting at me,

I'll get you there.

So, what took you to Idaho?

Medical conference.

You live in New York?


But you're from England, right?


- I married an American woman.

- Ah.

That there is the High Uintas Wilderness.

Gets over 700 inches of snow a year.

Million acres of pure-ass nature.

Easy, boy. By the way,

I was stationed near London.

48th Fighter Wing at Mildenhall.

- Oh, yeah?

- Yeah.

Met the love of my life there.

You did? That's so romantic.

Where is she now?

Who knows? That was... that was... fi-fi...

50 years ago.

Oh. What, you didn't marry her?

No, she was already married to someone else.

- Oh!

- Anyway, I'm not the marrying kind.

I didn't wanna miss out on anything.


You might wanna strap in.

What's that?

It's Candy Crush.

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Chris Weitz

Christopher John Weitz (born November 30, 1969) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his work with his brother Paul Weitz on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy; the latter earned the brothers a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Among his other main works, Weitz directed the film adaptation of the novel The Golden Compass and the film adaptation of New Moon from the series of Twilight books, as well wrote the screenplay for Disney's 2015 live-action adaptation of Cinderella and co-wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with Tony Gilroy. more…

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