For Aron Ralston, being stuck between a rock and a hard place became the story of his life. Based on Ralston's shocking real-life tale of survival and human endurance, this film details the fearless young adventurer's ill-fated rock-climbing trip in which his arm became hopelessly stuck between a boulder and a canyon wall. Trapped for five days in the most desolate territory, Ralston fought physical and mental exhaustion until his impending death forced him to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to survive. James Franco delivers the performance of his career as Ralston--a role that earned him a Best Actor Oscar® nomination. The film also earned five other Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture.
Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara co-star. Directed by Danny Boyle; screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy, based on the book "Between a Rock and Hard Place" by Aron Ralston.