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The Grey (2011)

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  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 27 January 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 117 min
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  • IMDb page: The Grey (2011)
  • Rate: 6.9/10 total 108,355 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 27 January 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 117 min
  • Filming Location: Smithers, British Columbia, Canada
  • Budget: $25,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $77,278,331(Worldwide)(1 June 2012)
  • Director: Joe Carnahan
  • Stars: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Marc Streitenfeld   
  • Soundtrack: Into the Fray
  • Sound Mix: Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Alaska | Fear | Punched In The Face | Isolation | Foot Chase

Writing Credits By:

  • Joe Carnahan (screenplay) &
  • Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (screenplay)
  • Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (short story "Ghost Walker")

Known Trivia

  • Bradley Cooper was originally cast, but was replaced with Liam Neeson.
  • Michael Biehn was considered for a role.
  • According to actor Liam Neeson’s account, the temperatures were as low as -40°C in Smithers (British Columbia) where the film was shot. The snow storms/scenes were actual prevailing weather conditions and not a cinematic illusion produced with CGI trickery (interview: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.70). The cast wore thermals under their costumes for additional protection.
  • In order to prepare for his role, Liam Neeson reportedly ate wolf jerky.
  • The plane shown in the movie is a McDonnell Douglas MD-80.
  • Rob Huebel auditioned for an unspecified role.
  • The ending scene song “Into the Fray” was originally composed by ‘Jamin Winans’ qv as “The City Surf” for his movie _Ink (2009/I)_ qv.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: During the final scenes there is a flipped shot: When Ottway realizes he is in the wolf den, he turns his head from left to right and (after a cut) back to left. The left-to-right turn is a flipped version (shot from a slightly different angle) of the right-to-left turn – this is obvious from the lesion which is on his right cheek in the flipped shot while in all other scenes it is on his left cheek.

Plot: After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. Full summary »  »

Story: In Alaska, a team of oil workers board a flight home; however, they cross a storm and the airplane crashes. Only seven workers survive in the wilderness and John Ottway, who is a huntsman that kills wolves to protect the workers, assumes leadership of the group. Shortly after they learn that they are surrounded by a pack of wolves and Ottway advises that they should seek protection in the woods. But while they walk through the heavy snow, they are chased and attacked by the carnivorous mammals.Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

Synopsis

Synopsis: John Ottway (Liam Neeson) works in Alaska killing the wolves that threaten an oil drilling team. We see a scene of him shooting a wolf and then watching, with his hand on it almost as though he’s sorry for it, as it breaths more and more slowly and finally dies. On his last day on the job, Ottway writes a letter to his wife Ana (Anne Openshaw) who has left him, that he plans to commit suicide. While holding the barrel of the Winchester Model 70 in his mouth, Ottway hears the howl of a wolf, which stops him.

Upon completing the job, the team and Ottway head home on a plane that crashes in a blizzard. Ottway then sees a vision of his wife but awakens to find one of the team, Lewenden (James Badge Dale), mortally wounded. Ottway calms him, letting him know that he is going to die, and then Lewenden dies peacefully.

Ottway sets the survivors to task collecting material for a fire. He sees a woman in need of help, but finds her being eaten by a gray wolf who also attacks Ottway. He is rescued by the others and explains that they are most likely in the wolves’ territory. After starting a fire, the survivors take turns keeping watch. While urinating, Hernandez (Ben Bray) is killed by two wolves. The remaining survivors find his body in the morning and Ottway suggests they leave the crash site because they are wide open to attack. Diaz (Frank Grillo) questions Ottway’s leadership and begins defying his orders. Before they leave, Ottway and the others remove the wallets from many of the bodies with the intention of returning them to surviving family members. Hendrick says a prayer and thanks to God for allowing them to survive the crash and then the survivors leave the crash site.

While hiking across the snow, Flannery (Joe Anderson) falls behind and is killed by three wolves. The remaining survivors continue on and make camp in the woods, where tension between Ottway and Diaz comes to a head as the survivors create makeshift weaponry. Diaz threatens Ottway with his knife, but is disarmed by Ottway. The survivors meet the alpha wolf, who sends an omega to test Diaz. However, the survivors are able to kill the wolf and eat it. Diaz severs its head and throws it back as a symbol of defiance.

The group stop to build a campfire at night and they start a conversation. Diaz tells the group how the men who died aren’t in heaven and there is no god, Talget admits that he believes but Ottway confesses that he too is an atheist, but he wishes that he could believe. Burke (Nonso Anozie) awakens and he begins to hallucinate from hypoxia. He goes back to sleep in front of the campfire. The group bonds over personal stories. A blizzard approaches and they try to preserve the campfire to prevent hypothermia. Despite their best efforts, Ottway finds Burke’s frozen lifeless body in the morning.

Further in their travels, the survivors come across a high canyon wall within which, screened by trees, they identify a river. Hendrick (Dallas Roberts) jumps to the trees to secure a line as a means of traverse. Diaz and Ottway make it across the line to join Hendrick, but Talget (Dermot Mulroney), who is afraid of heights, loses his glasses on the way and freezes out of fear. He reluctantly continues across, but soon finds his injured hand has begun bleeding and he gets caught up in the makeshift rope. Talget struggles to untangle himself, but the line breaks and he crashes through the trees to the ground. Wounded, Talget sees a vision of his daughter and is dragged away by the wolves. While attempting to save Talget, Diaz falls from the tree and injures his knee.

The three remaining survivors continue their trek and make it to the river, but an exhausted Diaz can make it no further, preferring to stay and die than go on. Hendrick tries to convince Diaz to carry on, but Ottway tells him it is futile. They give each other final goodbyes and Ottway and Hendrick leave Diaz on the riverside, as the crackling of branches caused by wolves is heard.

Ottway and Hendrick continue, but are soon chased by wolves again. Fleeing, Hendrick falls in the river and he gets his foot stuck between underwater rocks. Ottway jumps into the river to attempt to save him but Hendrick drowns in the river. Freezing and alone, Ottway then curses God and asks for His help with no response.

Ottway continues on without his wet coat but he is eventually dazed from hypothermia taking effect. He then stops and pulls out each wallet collected from the dead, examines the mementos they contain, and places them in a pile on the snow, adding his own wallet as well. Suddenly, the pack of wolves surrounds him, leading Ottway to discover that he has walked right into their den. He is soon spotted by the alpha wolf and realises that it is female while the other pack members back off. Ottway sees another vision of his wife, which now reveals that she was dying on a hospital bed, and suggests the reason for his earlier attempted suicide. Deciding to make a stand, he tapes broken miniature alcohol bottles to his fist and a knife to his other hand. He recites his father’s poem aloud to himself, then charges the alpha wolf before the screen goes black. In a post-credits scene, the back of Ottway’s head is seen laying on the side of the presumably dying Alpha wolf’s stomach, as it breaths more and more slowly, a bookend to the similar scene at the beginning.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Joe Carnahan known as producer
  • Leah Carnahan known as associate producer
  • Jules Daly known as producer
  • Ross Fanger known as executive producer (as Ross T. Fanger)
  • Lynn Givens known as associate producer
  • Bill Johnson known as executive producer
  • Mickey Liddell known as producer
  • Jennifer Monroe known as executive producer (as Jennifer Hilton Monroe)
  • Douglas Saylor Jr. known as co-producer
  • Ridley Scott known as producer
  • Tony Scott known as executive producer
  • Jim Seibel known as executive producer
  • Adi Shankar known as executive producer
  • Spencer Silna known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Liam Neeson known as Ottway
  • Frank Grillo known as Diaz
  • Dermot Mulroney known as Talget
  • Dallas Roberts known as Hendrick
  • Joe Anderson known as Flannery
  • Nonso Anozie known as Burke
  • James Badge Dale known as Lewenden
  • Ben Bray known as Hernandez (as Ben Hernandez)
  • Anne Openshaw known as Ottway's Wife
  • Peter Girges known as Company Clerk
  • Jonathan Bitonti known as Ottway (5 years old) (as Jonathan James Bitoni)
  • James Bitonti known as Ottway's Father
  • Ella Kosor known as Talget's Little Girl
  • Jacob Blair known as Cimoski
  • Lani Gelera known as Flight Attendant
  • Larissa Stadnichuk known as Flight Attendant

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Gitte Axen known as makeup department head
  • Howard Berger known as special makeup effects artist
  • Anneliese Boise known as hair department: KNB EFX GROUP, INC. (as Anneliese Boies)
  • Mark Boley known as hair department: KNB EFX GROUP, INC.
  • Jack Bricker known as hair department: KNB EFX GROUP, INC.
  • Dorothee Deichmann known as first assistant makeup artist
  • Robin Dufay known as hair department: KNB EFX GROUP, INC.
  • Gerald Gibbons known as assistant hair stylist
  • Steve Katz known as prosthetic department: KNB EFX GROUP, INC.
  • Derek Krout known as prosthetic department: KNB EFX GROUP, INC.
  • Mike Lachimia known as prosthetic department: KNB EFX GROUP, INC.
  • Sharon Markell known as first assistant hair stylist
  • Hayley Miller known as first assistant makeup artist
  • Gregory Nicotero known as special makeup effects artist (as Greg Nicotero)
  • Kelly O'Neill known as hair department: KNB EFX GROUP, INC.
  • Reggie Rizzo known as hair department: KNB EFX GROUP, INC.
  • Roy Sidick known as hair department head (as Roy A. Sidick)
  • Noriko Watanabe known as hair department head
  • Noriko Watanabe known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Don Anderson known as assistant property master
  • Vaughan V. Baker known as paint coordinator
  • Nancy Anna Brown known as set designer
  • Matthew Campbell known as greensman
  • John Carr known as greens lead
  • Niki Charalambopoulos known as paint foreman
  • Janice Lynn Coats known as carpenter
  • Graham Coutts known as property master
  • Sharon Dever known as construction buyer
  • John Gallagher known as illustrator
  • Lauren Geaghan known as art department assistant
  • Brent Gloeckler known as head sculptor
  • Max Gloeckler known as sculptor
  • Phil Gough known as property buyer
  • Leesa Hanna known as set decoration buyer
  • Salmon Harris known as storyboard artist
  • Ray Harvie known as storyboard artist
  • Derek Krout known as foam department supervisor KNB EFX Group
  • Charles Leitrants known as construction coordinator
  • Vladimir Lushnikov known as lead sculptor
  • Trevor Purvis known as set dresser
  • Al Rourke known as construction foreman
  • Dennis Simard known as leadman
  • Wyatt Soutzo known as metal fabricator
  • Carie Wallis known as art department coordinator

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Open Road Films (II) (presents)
  • Inferno Distribution (in association with) (as Inferno)
  • LD Entertainment (in association with)
  • Scott Free Productions (as Scott Free)
  • Chambara Pictures
  • 1984 Private Defense Contractors (in association with)

Other Companies:

  • Abbey Road Studios  music recorded and mixed at
  • Comerica Entertainment Group  production financing
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • Cutting Edge Group  music services
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Ignition Print  poster design (uncredited)
  • Lakeshore Records  soundtrack
  • Pivotal Post  Avid HD editing equipment provided by
  • Post Modern Sound  ADR recording facility
  • William F. White International  grip and lighting equipment

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Distributors:

  • Audio Visual Entertainment (2012) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Cathay-Keris Films (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Energía Entusiasta (2012) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Future Film (2012) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Icon Film Distribution (2012) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Innoform Media (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Koch Media (2012) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Metropolitan Filmexport (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • Open Road Films (II) (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Showgate (2012) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Universum Film (UFA) (2012) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Viva International Pictures (2012) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2012) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Cinemax (2012) (Russia) (all media) (CIS + Baltics)
  • DeA Planeta Home Entertainment (2012) (Spain) (all media)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) (2012) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Golden Scene (2012) (Hong Kong) (DVD)
  • Golden Scene (2012) (Hong Kong) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Midget Entertainment (2012) (Denmark) (all media)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2012) (USA) (DVD)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2012) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais (2012) (Portugal) (all media)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Company 3 NY (digital intermediate)
  • Digital Dimension
  • Zoic Studios

Visual Effects by:

  • Mathieu Aerni known as modeler: Digital Dimension
  • Michael Archambault known as lead tracker: Digital Dimension
  • Eric Aubry known as lead artist: lighting: Digital Dimension
  • Jeffrey Edward Baksinski known as digital effects supervisor
  • Michel Bergeron known as compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Carl Berube known as rigger: Digital Dimension
  • Joey Bonander known as visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios
  • Niall Booker known as modeler: Zoic Studios
  • Francois Bordez known as sequence lead: Digital Dimension
  • Jean-Christophe Boue known as digital compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Kristen Branan known as visual effects producer: Zoic Studios
  • Julie Cardinal known as visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
  • Erico Caselle known as fx artist: Digital Dimension
  • Pierre Cataford known as fx artist: Digital Dimension
  • Stephen Chan known as visual effects data wrangler
  • Robert Chapin known as visual effects artist
  • Sébastien Chartier known as lead fx: Digital Dimension
  • Pascal Clement known as modeler: Digital Dimension
  • Richard Clement-Tam known as fx artist: Digital Dimension
  • Raonull Conover known as fx artist: Digital Dimension
  • Daniel Coupal known as digital compositor
  • Anthony D'Agostino known as tracking: Zoic Studios
  • Robert De La Cruz known as modeler: Digital Dimension
  • Nicolas Fortin known as texture artist: Digital Dimension
  • Dave Gagnon known as lead textures: Digital Dimension
  • Sébastien Gagné known as compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Gian Ganziano known as visual effects editor
  • Christian Garcia known as CG supervisor: Digital Dimension
  • Andrei Gheorghiu known as digital compositor
  • Simon Habib known as rigger: Digital Dimension
  • Gunnar Hansen known as visual effects supervisor
  • Guy Harvey known as production manager: Digital Dimension
  • Jocelyn Hudon known as animation lead: Digital Dimension
  • Gael Jacques known as lead modeler: Digital Dimension
  • Erin Kanoa known as matte painter: Zoic Studios
  • Dorota Kowalska known as VFX coordinator: Digital Dimension
  • Daniel Kvasznicza known as matte painter: Digital Dimension
  • Pierre Lalancette known as tracking: Digital Dimension
  • Nicolas Lamy known as animator: Digital Dimension
  • Kevin Landry known as tracking: Digital Dimension
  • Nancy Larouche known as lighting artist: Digital Dimension
  • Martin Larrivée known as sequence lead: Digital Dimension
  • Nadine Lavoie known as animator: Digital Dimension
  • Sophie Leclerc known as visual effects producer
  • Patrick Lemay known as tracking: Digital Dimension
  • Sylvain Lorgeou known as lead matte painter: Digital Dimension
  • Ralph Maiers known as visual effects supervisor: Zoic BC
  • Eric Maltais known as rigger: Digital Dimension
  • Elaine Martin known as lighting artist: Digital Dimension
  • Louis-Simon Menard known as executive producer: Digital Dimension
  • Stéphane Morali known as digital compositor
  • Patrick Ménard known as modeler: Digital Dimension
  • Olivier Nadeau known as compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Dave Normand known as animator: Digital Dimension
  • Vissal Ong known as lead compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Nathan Overstrom known as compositing supervisor
  • Jan-Fryderyk Pleszczynski known as executive producer: Digital Dimension
  • Sébastien Proulx known as CG supervisor: Digital Dimension
  • Vincent Reumont known as animator: Digital Dimension
  • Benoit Robert known as fx artist: Digital Dimension
  • Pascal Ruest known as animator: Digital Dimension
  • Eric Senecal known as fx artist: Digital Dimension
  • Marcos Shih known as matte painter: Zoic Studios
  • Daveed Shwartz known as digital matte painter
  • Frederic Simard known as cg lighting artist
  • Mark Stetson known as senior visual effects supervisor: Zoic Studios
  • Stephane Stoll known as animation director: Digital Dimension
  • Patrick Tasse known as digital compositor
  • Eric Tetreault known as compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Jean-Philippe Therrien known as VFX coordinator: Digital Dimension
  • Scot D. Thomson known as tracking: Digital Dimension
  • Valentin Trasnea known as digital compositor
  • Alexandre Tremblay known as compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Yves Tremblay known as compositor: Digital Dimension
  • Katrina Tung known as texture artist: Digital Dimension
  • Carlos Valcarcel known as lead rigger: Digital Dimension
  • Lauren Weidel known as visual effects coordinator
  • Henry Wojcik known as animator: Digital Dimension
  • Sonia Wu known as compositor: Digital Dimension

Release Date:

  • USA 11 December 2011 (Austin Butt-Numb-A-Thon)
  • Kazakhstan 26 January 2012
  • Russia 26 January 2012
  • Canada 27 January 2012
  • Ireland 27 January 2012
  • UK 27 January 2012
  • USA 27 January 2012
  • Malta 1 February 2012
  • Philippines 1 February 2012
  • Malaysia 2 February 2012
  • Lithuania 3 February 2012
  • Australia 16 February 2012
  • Spain 17 February 2012
  • Bahrain 23 February 2012
  • Greece 23 February 2012
  • Kuwait 23 February 2012
  • Singapore 23 February 2012
  • Finland 24 February 2012
  • Romania 24 February 2012
  • Belgium 29 February 2012
  • France 29 February 2012
  • Israel 1 March 2012
  • Estonia 2 March 2012
  • Croatia 8 March 2012
  • Netherlands 8 March 2012
  • Denmark 15 March 2012
  • Portugal 15 March 2012
  • Mexico 16 March 2012
  • Taiwan 16 March 2012
  • Hungary 22 March 2012
  • Poland 23 March 2012
  • Turkey 23 March 2012
  • Hong Kong 29 March 2012
  • Norway 30 March 2012
  • Argentina 12 April 2012
  • Germany 12 April 2012
  • Brazil 20 April 2012
  • New Zealand 3 May 2012
  • China 18 May 2012
  • India 25 May 2012
  • Peru 7 June 2012
  • Uruguay 8 June 2012
  • Sweden 20 June 2012 (DVD premiere)
  • Chile 9 August 2012
  • Colombia 10 August 2012
  • Japan 18 August 2012
  • Italy 5 December 2012

MPAA: Rated R for violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language

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