Scott Meslow

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Hollywood Survival: 'The Hunger Games' (2012)

While participating in the “Hunger Games” tournament, 16-year-old Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finds her ally Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) injured with a stab wound in a cave, and decides not to move him,...

Hollywood Survival: 'True Grit' (2010)

When 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) is bitten in the arm by a rattlesnake, her partner and protector Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) cuts the wound open and sucks the venom out, then races...

Hollywood Survival: 'The Grey' (2012)

Confronted by the alpha from a grey wolf pack in the Alaskan wilderness, John Ottway (Liam Neeson) tapes a knife and the shards of broken alcohol bottles to his hands and charges at the wolf. The...

Hollywood Survival: 'Cast Away' (2000)

When a broken section of a Port-A-Potty washes onto the beach, four-year castaway Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) fashions it into a sail for a makeshift raft and uses it to escape the island. Given the...

Hollywood Survival: 'The Edge' (1997)

After crashing their plane into a remote, snowy region of North America, Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) and Bob Green (Alec Baldwin) find themselves stalked by a 1,800-pound Kodiak bear. The two men...

Hollywood Survival: 'Lord of the Flies' (1990)

After their plane crash-lands on an island, a group of young male military cadets led by a boy named Ralph (Balthazar Getty) keep a signal fire lit in the hope of attracting a passing ship's...

Hollywood Survival: 'Predator' (1987)

In an attempt to escape from a mysterious, armed assailant which turns out to be a human-hunting alien, Alan “Dutch” Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) covers himself in mud to avoid detection. If...

Hollywood Survival: 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' (1985)

After being shot, Vietnam vet and all-around badass John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) heats up a metal rod and uses it to cauterize the wound. If you’ve been shot in the field and you don’t have access...

Hollywood Survival: 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981)

When Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is thrown by his enemies into a pit filled with snakes, he uses a torch to scare them off. If you’re being attacked by poisonous serpents, will fire frighten them...

Hollywood Survival

A look at Hollywood's most entertaining survival scenarios.

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