Frank Marshall (1992)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This harrowing drama is based on the true story of a South American rugby team whose plane crash-landed in the Andes in 1972, leaving the survivors the choice of starving to death or eating their dead to stay alive. Director Frank Marshall stages the mountaintop crash with a terrifying sequence of special effects and makes sure that the subsequent events are tastefully presented. He's well served by the convincing performances of a cast that includes Ethan Hawke and Vincent Spano. However, given the grim subject matter, you can't help but keep your emotional distance from the survivors' dreadful dilemma.


A plane carrying a college rugby team smashes into a mountain in the Andes, leaving the survivors stranded in unbearably bleak conditions. As supplies dwindle, they are faced with the horrifying prospect of eating their dead to ensure they make it through the ordeal. Fact-based drama, starring Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano and Josh Hamilton.

Cast & Crew

Nando Parrado Ethan Hawke
Antonio Balbi Vincent Spano
Roberto Canessa Josh Hamilton
Carlitos Paez Bruce Ramsay
Tintin John Newton (2)
Gustavo Zerbino David Kriegel
Roy Harley Kevin Breznahan
Javier Methol Sam Behrens
Lilliana Methol Illeana Douglas
Bobby Francois Jack Noseworthy
Federico Aranda Christian Meoli Federico
Alberto Antuna Jake Carpenter
Rafael Cano Michael De Lorenzo
Fraga José Zuñiga
Hugo Diaz Danny Nucci
Fito Strauch David Cubitt
Eduardo Strauch Gian Di Donna
Daniel Fernandez John Cassini
Juan Martino Michael Woolson
Pablo Montero Chad Willett
Moncho Sabella Richard Ian Cox
Coche Inciarte Gordon Currie
Susana Parrado Ele Keats
Felipe Restano Josh Lucas
Alex Morales Silvio Pollio
Alvaro Mangino Nuno Antunes
Pancho Delgado Michael Tayles
Director Frank Marshall
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Edited for language and violence. Available on: video and DVD