Alive

Alive (1993)

Plot summary

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A group of Uruguayan rugby players make an annual trip to Chile with friends and family. The pilots make a mistake and think that they have passed the Andes Mountains but they haven't. Rescue searches give up on them and they run out of food. They are then forced to eat the bodies of their friends that died. Finally, Nando and Roberto walk out of the Andes to seek rescue.

Continuity mistake: After 70 days in the Andes, Nando has not grown a beard. Two days later, when they come with the choppers, he's managed to grow quite a nice one.

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Suggested correction: It's possible that Nando continued shaving (offscreen) while they were living at the plane, but gave it up (or left his razor behind) during the trek out of the mountains. In real life, some of the survivors did shave while in the mountains.

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Antonio 'Tintín' Vizintín: Alberto.
Carlitos Páez: Dead.
Alberto Artuna: I'm not dead. I've never felt worse in my life, but I'm not dead.

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Trivia: The guy who first follows Parrada and Canessa on their expedition to find Chile is nicknamed Tintin. In one of the most famous Tintin albums the cartoon hero goes to the Himalayas to find a friend who is reported dead after a plane crash in the mountains. Most likely a coincidence, but still notable.

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Question: When the trio first found the tail, Nando writes "Go Up 18 Still Alive" in the tail. The fuselage is lower than the tail because after the tail was detached, the fuselage slid far down. The trio had to climb up the mountain to find the tail. So why does he write "up" instead of "down"?

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