SynopsisAron Ralston (James Franco) becomes trapped by a boulder in Robbers Roost, Utah in April 2003. He then resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. The film is based on Ralston's autobiography 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place'
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127 Hours is the true story of 27-year old, mountaineer Aron Ralston, who, in 2003, worked tirelessly to free himself from an 800lb. boulder that pinned his arm against the wall of a narrow slot canyon in Blue John Canyon in southeastern Utah. His amazing escape eventually led to cutting off his arm after 5 days, squeezing through a tight slot canyon, rappelling down a 70 foot cliff, and continuing on for 6 miles through the canyon where he eventually found help. Even after the incident, Aron continues to be a climber and canyoneer and now runs the 'Aron Ralston Mountain Services' company. Ralston had climbed alone before plenty of times. He had scaled all 59 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, 45 of them solo in winter, and this outing was a warm-up for an ascent of North America's highest mountain, 20,320-foot tall Mount McKinley.