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The Book
127 hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
by Aron Ralston

Hiking into the remote Utah canyonlands, Aron Ralston felt perfectly at home in the beauty of the natural world. Then, at 2:41 P.M., eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, an eight-hundred-pound boulder tumbled loose, pinning Aron's right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Through six days of hell, with scant water, food, or warm clothing, and the terrible knowledge that no one knew where he was, Aron eliminated his escape option one by one. Then a moment of stark clarity helped him to solve the riddle of the boulder--and commit one of the most extreme and desperate acts imaginable.

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The Movie
127 Hours
Rated: R

The true story of a man's struggle to survive against mountainous odds. When a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, Aron Ralston must rely on his own courage and ingenuity to turn adversity into triumph.

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