R | | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.
The opening and closing statements narrated by John Malkovich (playing an older Carlitos Paez) were written by the real Carlitos Paez for the film.
Antonio 'Tintín' Vizintín:
I think God would want us to survive. Strive to live.
Gustavo Zerbino: At all costs?
Antonio 'Tintín' Vizintín: No. I mean, we shouldn't murder innocents to live.
Gustavo Zerbino: And what about our innocence? What's gonna become of our innocence if we survive as cannibals?
The real life counterpart of Federico Aranda (Rafael Echavarren) died on the 37th day. In the movie, he is seen alive until the 50th day.
$8,624,292 18 January 1993
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