Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Why did Vito at first refuse to pray the 'Hail Mary'?||Alive
He was an Agnostic. He didn't pray, due to his being an Agnostic, until they thought another avalanche was headed for them.
|Who sang 'Ave Maria' at the end of the movie during the credits?||Alive
Aaron Neville. The unmistakable voice of Aaron Neville from the Neville Brothers.
|What food did Carlitos jokingly say he'd pay for if someone else went to get it?||Alive
pizza. Trying to lighten their dilemma, he said 'I'll pay for the pizza if you go and get it.'
|What did Bobby use to pop the cork on a bottle of wine?||Alive
a suitcase handle. He pulled the handle off of a suitcase to use.
|Who first 'celebrated' their birthday on the mountain?||Alive
Rafael. Carlitos made the announcement that it was Rafael's birthday.
|Who was the first one to venture out of the wreckage after the crash?||Alive
Bobby. Bobby was the first out and was sitting on a suitcase smoking a cigarette.
|What did they first use to cut 'meat' from a body?||Alive
a piece of broken glass. They used a thick piece of glass from a broken window of the plane.
|What did the badly injured pilot ask Roberto for out of his pack?||Alive
his gun. He was in so much pain, he wanted to end his life right then.
|Who did they originally put in charge of trying to fix the radio?||Alive
Roy. They thought Roy could fix it since he had helped two of his cousins put together their stereos.
|How many people died when snow from the avalanche filled the plane?||Alive
8. Eight people suffocated from being buried under snow.
|What did the food rationings consist of?||Alive
piece of chocolate and sip of wine. They found bottles of wine in the pilots' cart and other passengers had brought along chocolate.
|Who was sitting next to Antonio on the plane at the time of the crash and died instantly?||Alive
Alex. The crash broke Alex's neck.
|How long had Roberto been in medical school before the crash?||Alive
2 years. He had the most medical training and was able to care for the injured with what was available.
|Who was captain of the team?||Alive
Antonio. Antonio was also the 'leader' of the crash survivors.
|Who was the last person to die on the mountain?||Alive
Rafael. Rafael became very sick and weak and was the last one to die before the rescue.
|What two members breached the mountains to civilization to bring back help?||Alive
Roberto and Nando. Roberto and Nando were the two in the best health and able to make the journey.
|What country were the team members from?||Alive
Uruguay. They were crossing the Andes to play a game in Chile.
|What mountain range did the plane crash in?||Alive
Andes. Being from Uruguay, they were crossing the Andes to play a game in Chile.
|They were members of what type of sports team?||Alive
Rugby. They were from a Uruguayan rugby team.
|What two relatives did Nando lose on the mountain?||Alive
sister and mother. His mother and sister were going along to watch the game.
|Atop the mountain, when confronted with nothing but more mountains as far as they could see, Cannessa tells Nando, "We're gonna die, you know." How does Nando respond?||What Do You Remember From "Alive"?
"Maybe. But if we do we're gonna die walking.". Nando (Ethan Hawke) spots two mountains with no snow on them, and sets them as their target. Without Nando's refusal to quit, even when things looked hopeless, the expedition would have failed.
4 . The first one finds other dead passengers. It also establishes that without eating the dead, the survivors will be far too weak to hike out of the mountains. The second expedition locates the tail and the battery, but the boys are unable to bring the battery back to the wreckage because it is too heavy. The third is the futile attempt to make the radio work -- but on this expedition Nando finds the insulation that enables them to make the sleeping bag they need for the final expedition. The fourth and final one brings rescue.
For the sleeping bag to be finished. Nando (Ethan Hawke) gets the idea to make a sleeping bag out of insulation they found in the tail. Canessa (Josh Hamilton) keeps insisting that the sleeping bag isn't finished even when Nando tells him that it is. When Rafael (Michael DeLorenzo) dies, the stalling is over.
Nando Parrado. Nando (Ethan Hawke) actually broaches the topic twice. The first time is just before his sister, Susana, dies, when he tells another survivor he'll cut some meat from the pilot to get the strength to walk out of the mountains. The second time he broaches it in a meeting with the entire group, after they learn that the rescue had been called off.
Plenty of cigarettes. They find an entire suitcase full of cigarettes. The survivors later use cigarettes as candles in snowball "birthday cakes" to observe their birthdays during the ordeal.
The mechanic. The mechanic (JosÚ Z˙˝iga), survives until the avalanche, but clearly his mind has come unhinged. The mechanic tells the other survivors that the batteries, that they think they can use to operate the radio, are in the tail. This leads to the expeditions to the tail, and to Nando's decision to make a sleeping bag with insulation from the tail.
Water. Canessa (Josh Hamilton) fills a handkerchief with snow and gives it to the pilot (Michael Sicoly) to suck on. After moistening his mouth, the pilot asks for his bag because he wants his gun. Canessa refuses, because as a Catholic he can't take part in a mercy killing. The fact that the pilot survives is important, because he also tells the survivors what he thinks their location is. He is wrong, which is why the plane crashed, and why it is so much further to Chile than the survivors anticipate.
|Coche Inciarte salvages his guitar from the wreckage and bides his time playing on the one remaining string. What does another survivor ask him to play?||What Do You Remember From "Alive"?
Flight of the Bumblebee. Coche is played by Gordon Currie. His response can't be repeated on a family-oriented site! This moment serves to show that the survivors manage to keep a sense of humor even in their terrible situation.
|Two of the team members are medical students, so the others look to them for guidance in caring for the wounded. Which passengers are the medical students?||What Do You Remember From "Alive"?
Roberto Canessa and Gustavo Zerbino. We find out that Zerbino (David Kriegel) is a medical student immediately after the crash, when he exclaims that he'd only been in medical school for six months. Canessa (Josh Hamilton) identifies himself as a medical student when he confronts the mechanic who stole Susana Parrado's coat.
Nando Parrado. Alex, played by Silvio Pollio, is killed in the crash. Roberto (Josh Hamilton) and Roy (Kevin Breznahan) survive uninjured and struggle to care for the others. Nando (Ethan Hawke) is knocked unconscious. Several other survivors tend carefully to Nando, thus saving his life. Nando later repays the favor by being the one who hikes out of the mountains to summon rescuers.
The tail and the right wing. Several passengers and the steward are lost out the back of the cabin before the plane hits the ground. Later in the film some of the survivors go on expeditions to find missing pieces of the airplane.