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Ice Station Zebra (1968)

G  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  23 October 1968 (USA)
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Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and the crew ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cdr. James Ferraday
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Capt. Leslie Anders
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Lt. Russell Walker
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Admiral Garvey
Alf Kjellin ...
Col. Ostrovsky
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Lt. Cdr. Bob Raeburn
Ted Hartley ...
Lt. Jonathan Hansen
Murray Rose ...
Lt. George Mills
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Paul Zabrinczski
Sherwood Price ...
Lt. Edgar Hackett
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Lt. Mitgang
Joseph Bernard ...
Dr. Jack Benning
John Orchard ...
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Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and the crew of the nuclear sub USS Tigerfish to the North Pole to rescue the crew of Drift Ice Station Zebra, a weather station at the top of the world. The mission takes on new and dangerous twists as the crew finds out that all is not as it seems at Zebra, and that someone will stop at nothing to prevent the mission from being completed. Written by Steve Fenwick <scf@w0x0f.com>

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An American nuclear sub.. a sky full of Russian paratroopers--and a race for the secret of Ice Station Zebra! See more »

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23 October 1968 (USA)  »

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Eisstation Zebra  »

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Trivia

Miniature footage and film sets from this picture were re-used in the tele-movie Assault on the Wayne (1971) which also co-starred two members of this movie's cast, Ron Masak and Lloyd Haynes. Footage from the movie, particularly the Tigerfish submarine model, was also re-used for the films Firefox (1982), Gray Lady Down (1978) and Never Say Never Again (1983). See more »

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From the front the Russian MIGs are in route (vee) formation but from underneath they are in echelon formation. See more »

Quotes

David Jones: ...and all of a sudden, you know a whole damn lot about my business!
Cmdr. Ferraday: We don't believe in going on a mission totally blindfolded.
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A splendid film with a splendid cast
9 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Oh sorry - did I say "splendid" twice?? Well, that sums up what I feel about this film. Particularly "splendid" in my humble opinion was the portrayal of David Jones by the wonderful Patrick McGoohan, who is my favourite actor, so OK I'm a little biased here - but he really stood out for me. I love the way he seemed genuinely shaken after the "sabotage" act on the sub - drinking whisky-laden coffee with trembling hands. And of course Number 6's dry sense of humour, and heroic deeds.

And everyone else was pretty good too :) I know some of the scenery was obviously fake, but the sense of space across the ice flow, and the scenes of the sub trying to emerge from the ice were pretty impressive.

Anyway, I bought this yesterday on DVD and it was £16 well spent.

9/10.


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