The Grey

January 27th 2012
  • Suspense/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 117 min,
  • Open Road Films
  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, James Badge Dale, Joe Anderson, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts, Nonso Anozie, Ben Bray, James Bitonti, Jonathan Bitonti, Anne Openshaw, Peter Girges, Ella Kosor, Jacob Blair, Lani Gelera, Larissa Stadnichuk
  • Director: Joe Carnahan
  • Writers: Joe Carnahan, Ian Mackenzie Jeffers
  • Producers: Joe Carnahan, Jules Daly, Mickey Liddell, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott
  • Co Producer: Douglas Saylor Jr
  • Associate Producers: Leah Carnahan, Lynn Givens
  • Executive Producers: Ross Fanger, Bill Johnson, Jennifer Hilton Monroe, Jim Seibel, Adi Shankar, Spencer Silna
  • Art Direction: Ross Dempster
  • Casting: John Papsidera
  • Costume Design: Courtney Daniel
  • D.O.P.: Masanobu Takayanagi
  • Editors: Roger Barton, Jason Hellmann, Joseph Jett Sally
  • Makeup: Gitte Axen
  • Music: Marc Streitenfeld
  • Production Design: John Willett
  • Set Decoration: Peter Lando


In "The Grey," Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Smithers, Canada; Vancouver, Canada
  • MPAA Warning: Violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language
  • Production Budget: $34 Million
  • Production Companies: 1984 Films, 1984 Private Defense Contractors, Grey Wolf Productions, Liddell Entertainment, Scott Free Productions
  • Production Schedule: 10 January 2011 - 3 March 2011

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2012 Guide Analysis: "A stripped down survival thriller, "The Grey" marks a welcome change of pace for "Smokin' Aces' and "The A-Team" director Carnahan. Gone is the over the top bravado, instead we have a gritty and bleak piece which ticks off all the action requirements but throws in some solid 'characters pushed to extreme' drama to boot.

The story follows a group of oil-rig roughnecks who become stranded in the Alaskan wilderness after a plane crash. They're soon forced to survive using little more than their wits and will against merciless weather, injury, and a vicious pack of rogue wolves hunting them.

Liam Neeson brings his now trademark gravitas to the role of a man who has already had a rough lot in life before the accident and has now become the unofficial leader of this group of survivors.

Adding more to proceedings is the subplot of Neeson's character desperately trying to get back to his wife. With the untimely passing of Neeson's real life wife Natasha Richardson not long before this was filmed, it is said the actor used his grief to help fuel his performance in select scenes."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 26 January 2012: Kazakhstan, Russia
  • 27 January 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 1 February 2012: Malta, Philippines
  • 2 February 2012: Malaysia
  • 3 February 2012: Lithuania
  • 16 February 2012: Australia
  • 17 February 2012: Poland, Spain
  • 23 February 2012: Bahrain, Greece, Singapore
  • 24 February 2012: Finland, Romania
  • 29 February 2012: Belgium, France
  • 2 March 2012: Estonia
  • 8 March 2012: Netherlands
  • 15 March 2012: Denmark, Portugal
  • 22 March 2012: Hungary
  • 24 March 2012: Turkey
  • 30 March 2012: Norway
  • 12 April 2012: Germany
  • 13 April 2012: Brazil
  • 19 April 2012: Argentina
  • 17 May 2012: New Zealand
  • 20 June 2012: Sweden