127 Hours (2011)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 34 mins

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Inspired from true life events, this shocking, but inspiring tale reveals the incredible human spirit for survival, through mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself, after a fallen boulder crashes his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?
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as Megan
as Aron Ralston
as Kristi
as Sonja Age 10
as Zach
as Andy Meijer
as Aron's Mom
as Aron Age 5
as Sonja
as Eric Meijer
as Monique Meijer
as Aron's Friend
as Aron's Dad

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director

Writers

Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director

Sound

Sound Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Boom Operator

Art

Art Director
Production Designer

Casting

Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Editor

Makeup and Hair

Special Effects Makeup Artist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator

Stunts

Stunt Coordinator

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Digital Compositor
Film Type:
Feature
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Camera:
Canon EOS-1Ds, Canon EOS-5D Mark II, Canon EOS-7D, IDT / Redlake Y5
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat), 2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Every Second Counts
There is no force more powerful than the will to live
Goofs:
Audio/Video Mismatch
While Aron is interviewing himself as a guest on a breakfast show, toward the end of the piece, facing his video camera and back to the audience, the image on the video camera screen does not match his actual movements.

Factual Mistake
While Aron and the two girls are taking their final photo together, the frame that becomes the photo includes the camera that is supposedly taking the photo.

Crew/Equipment Visible
In one of the time-lapse sequences of the desert, a person becomes visible for a very short time. They appear in about 5 spots on the screen, only for about one frame.

Crew/Equipment Visible
While Aron is watching the film of Kristi and Megan in the pool on his camera, it moves too far to the left, so a hand is seen pushing the camera back into shot. This can't be Aron's hand as he's holding the camera.

Miscellaneous
In the flashback to the game where Aron's girlfriend walks out on him, an ad for the Motorola phone, Droid, can be seen although there was no such thing at the time.

Miscellaneous
In the Utah Jazz game, the logo on the court is one that was not used until 2004, when the Jazz changed their color scheme.
Trivia:
Indeed Ralston did a record himself by hallucinating, examining his life, and drinking his own urine.

The camcorder used by James Franco in the film was the actual one Aron Ralston used when he was trapped in Blue John Canyon.

Aron Ralston was asked how authentic the film was, he said that the movie is so factually accurate it is as close to a documentary as you can get and still be a drama.

Originally James Franco was not Danny Boyle's first choice to play Ralston - Cillian Murphy was.

At the end of the movie, it's Aron Ralston's real-life friends and family by the swimming pool.

To make James Franco's portrayal of Aron Ralston as accurate as possible, real Ralston told director Danny Boyle to have Franco recite lyrics from the jam band Phish, Ralston's favorite band.

Originally Sebastian Stan was considered to play Aron.

Earlier Katie Featherston auditioned for the role of Kristi.

Earlier even Jena Malone auditioned for a role.

Earlier Lake Bell was considered to play a role.

This is the second film directed by Danny Boyle to contain a time denomination in the title - the first being 28 Days Later... (2002) (he also acted as producer on 28 Weeks Later (2007)).

It took over thirteen men, a winch, and a hydraulic jack to lift the boulder high enough to retrieve Aron's arm from the canyon.