On October 13, 1972, a plane carrying an Uruguayan soccer team over the Andes lost its bearings in bad weather and crashed in the remote mountains. Based on Piers Paul Read's account of the survivors' ordeal--they turned to cannibalism to stay alive--ALIVE knocked around the studios for a
full decade before being produced (although 1976's SURVIVE was an exploitation version of the same story).
After a harrowing crash scene, the survivors quickly lay out the dead and administer first aid to the injured. Convinced of a speedy rescue, they nevertheless carefully ration the little food and drink on board. But the days drag on, the injured begin dying, and the healt...