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Alive (1993)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,299,670Details
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A rugby team from Uruguay charters a plane to fly across the Andes. When the plane crashes, less than 25 people survive. Attempts to locate the plane are hampered by the remote location and bad weather, and soon hope is given up for finding anyone alive. After weeks without food, huddled in the hull of the aircraft, the passengers are faced with the choice of eating the dead, or dying themselves. The excellent cast of young performers, including Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano and Illeana Douglas conveys the desperation and will to survive which lead to the eventual rescue of the survivors.


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Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,000,000
Domestic Releases: January 15th, 1993 (Wide) by Walt Disney
MPAA Rating: R for strong violent content and language
Running Time: 125 minutes
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Keywords: Cannibalism
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures, Paramount Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

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Super Bowl (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 139 $8,429,957 Jan 29, 1993 17
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day) 130 $8,624,292 Jan 15, 1993 3
Martin Luther King (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 67 $19,081,764 Jan 15, 1993 3
Martin Luther King (Opening, 3-Day) 47 $8,624,292 Jan 15, 1993 3
Martin Luther King (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 32 $19,081,764 Jan 15, 1993 3

Leading Cast

   Nando Parrado
   Antonio Balbi
   Roberto Canessa

Supporting Cast

Bruce Ramsay    Carlitos Paez
John Haymes Newton    TinTin
David Kriegel    Gustavo Zerbino
Kevin Breznahan    Roy Harley
Sam Behrens    Javier Methol
Illeana Douglas    Lilliana Methol
Jack Noseworthy    Bobby Francois
Christian Meoli    Federico Aranda
Jake Carpenter    Alberto Antuna
Michael DeLorenzo    Rafael Cano
Jose Zuniga    Fraga
Danny Nucci    Hugo Diaz
David Cubitt    Fito Strauch
Gian Di Donna    Eduardo Strauch
John Cassini    Daniel Fernandez
Michael Woolson    Juan Martino
Chad Willett    Pablo Montero
Richard Ian Cox    Moncho Sabella
Gordon Currie    Coche Inciarte
Ele Keats    Susana Parrado
Joshua Lucas    Felipe Restano
Silvio Pollio    Alex Morales
Nuno Antunes    Alvaro Mangino
Michael Tayles    Pancho Delgado
Steven Shayler    Pedro Algorta
Jason Gaffney    Victor Bolarich
Jerry Wasserman    Co-pilot
Michael Sicoly    Pilot
Diana Barrington    Sra. Alfonsin
Jan D'Arcy    Eugenia Parrado
Frank Pellegrino    Steward
Seth James Arnett    Tomas Alonso
Aurelio Dinunzio    Dr. Solana
Fiona Roeske    Sra. Solana
Tony Morelli    Martinez
Pat Romano    Jorge Armas

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Production and Technical Credits

John Patrick Shanley    Screenwriter
Robert Watts    Producer
Kathleen Kennedy    Producer
Piers Paul Read    Story Creator
Peter James    Director of Photography
Norman Reynolds    Production Designer
Michael Kahn    Editor
James Newton Howard    Composer
Bruce Cohen    Co-Producer
Katterli Frauenfelder    Assistant Director
Norman Reynolds    Second Unit Director
Frederick Hole    Art Director
Tedd Kuchera    Set Decorator
Andre Fleuren    Second Unit Camera
Jennifer L. Parsons    Costume Designer
Elaine Maser    Costume Supervisor
Eric Batut    Sound Mixer
Kevin O'Connell    Re-recording Mixer
Rick Kline    Re-recording Mixer
Wylie Stateman    Supervising Sound Editor
Gregg Baxter    Supervising Sound Editor
Frank Smathers    Sound Effects Editor
Stuart Copley    Dialogue Editor
Christopher Assells    Dialogue Editor
Tony Currie    Dialogue Editor
Glenn T. Morgan    Dialogue Editor
Jim Weidman    Music Editor
Linda Gill    Make up
Donna Bis    Hairstylist
Gordon Smith    Make up
Michael Fenton    Casting Director
Valorie Massalas    Casting Director
Gary Hymes    Stunt Coordinator
J.J. Makaro    Stunt Coordinator

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1993/01/15 3 $8,624,292   1,132 $7,619   $8,624,292 1
1993/01/22 3 $5,909,826 -31% 1,235 $4,785   $16,218,421 2
1993/01/29 5 $3,810,045 -36% 1,337 $2,850   $21,702,377 3
1993/02/05 8 $3,333,222 -13% 1,277 $2,610   $26,433,897 4
1993/03/12 25 $317,982   402 $791   $34,327,309 9

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Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1993/01/15 2 $10,308,595   1,132 $9,107   $10,308,595 1
1993/01/22 3 $7,583,737 -26% 1,235 $6,141   $17,892,332 2
1993/01/29 5 $5,208,343 -31% 1,337 $3,896   $23,100,675 3