On Friday October 13th, 1972 a privately chartered Fairfield FH-227, carrying 40 passengers and 5 crew, crashed into the Andes Mountains. The plane encountered heavy turbulence and clipped a mountainside and started breaking up. 5 people died during the breaking up of the plane, 7 more before the plane came to rest. For 72 days the survivors fought hunger, fear and depression. Most everyone knows the dark side of this story, but shouldn't be put off by what they have heard. Alive is the second movie depicting the crash. The first was a Mexican version called "Survive" in 1976, which quite a few people consider more compelling, than the bigger-budget gloss of "Alive" Released January 15th, 1993.
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