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“Alive” is a 1993 American biographical survival drama film directed by , based on the true story of a Uruguayan rugby team that was stranded in the Andes mountains after their plane crashed in 1972.

The film follows the survivors as they struggle to stay alive in the harsh mountain environment, facing extreme cold, hunger, and injuries. The group eventually turns to cannibalism in order to survive, which becomes a source of conflict and controversy among the survivors.

The film has been praised for its realistic portrayal of survival and its exploration of complex moral issues. The performances of the cast, which includes and , have also been widely praised. However, the film has also faced criticism for its portrayal of the indigenous people who helped rescue the survivors, which some argue reinforces harmful stereotypes.

Overall, “Alive” has been recognized as a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of human resilience and the lengths people will go to in order to survive. It received generally positive reviews from critics and was a moderate box office success.

Directed by
Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley
Story by
  • John Patrick Shanley
Based on Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
by Piers Paul Read
Produced by
  • Kathleen Kennedy
  • Robert Watts
Starring
Cinematography Peter James
Edited by
  • Michael Kahn
  • William Goldenberg
Music by James Newton Howard
Production
companies
  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Paramount Pictures
  • The Kennedy/Marshall Company
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Release date
  • January 15, 1993
Running time
125 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $32 million
Box office $82.5 million

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