After visiting museum in Montevideo, film was a disappointment. Epic story, average film.
over 5 years
Bad acting, average FX and 120min runtime doesn't quite wreck the tale
Alive is a 1993 American movie based upon Piers Paul Read's 1974 book Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, which details the story of a Uruguayan rugby team who were involved in the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed into the Andes mountains on October 13, 1972.
The film was directed by Frank Marshall and narrated by John Malkovich. One of the survivors, Nando Parrado, (portrayed by Ethan Hawke in the film) served as the technical advisor for the film.
The film opens with a series of photographs of the Stella Maris College's Old Christians Rugby Team. An elder Carlitos Páez (John Malkovich) explains that the pictures were taken by his father and points out several members of the team, including himself as a young man (Bruce Ramsay), Álex Morales, Felipe Restano, Nando Parrado (Ethan Hawke) and Antonio Balbi (Vincent Spano). Carlitos then reflects on the accident in a brief monologue, speaking of heroism, the gravity of the situation, and of solitude and faith....