Directed by: Danny Boyle
Starring: Amber Tamblyn, James Franco, Kate Mara, Sean Bott
Genres: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Question: Aron tells Kristi and Megan that Blue John Canyon is actually named after Butch Cassidy's cook, Blue John. Is this true?
Chosen answer: The actual name is Bluejohn Canyon. According to online tourist info for Utah, "It appears to have been named after a minor Robbers Roost outlaw by the name of John Griffith. Griffith had one blue eye and one brown eye and thus was saddled with the nickname "Blue John." It is recognized that he kept stolen horses in the area, perhaps watering them at nearby springs. In the fall of 1899 Griffith is reported to have put in at Hite with a small boat with the intention of reaching Lee's Ferry. He was never heard from again."
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Aron Ralston: You know, I've been thinking. Everything is... Just comes together. It's me. I chose this. I chose all this. This rock... This rock has been waiting for me my entire life. It's entire life, ever since it was a bit of meteorite a million, billion years ago. In space. It's been waiting, to come here. Right, right here. I've been moving towards it my entire life. The minute I was born, every breath that I've taken, every action has been leading me to this crack on the outer surface.
When Aron Ralston falls off the bike he is thrown few yards away of his bike into a bush. However, when he is taking the photo the bike is under his head.
Terry S. Mercer, the helicopter pilot that rescues Aron at the end of the film, is the actual pilot that rescued the real Aron Ralston.