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Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama  |  15 February 1993 (USA)
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Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain John Couch
Captain Wilma De Groot
Susan 'Sue' Hillier
Scott Hylands ...
Fred Ritchie
Page Fletcher ...
Lieutenant Joe Bales
Lieutenant Michael 'Mike' Moore
Richard McMillan ...
(as Richard MacMillan)
Arnie Macauley
Per Aabel
Robert Clinton ...
Sergeant Paul West
Blair Haynes ...
Master Corporal Roland 'Rollie' Pitre
Stephen Sparks ...
Master Corporal Tony Cobden
Brian Jensen ...
Master Corporal David 'Dave' Meace
Private Bill Vance
David Cameron ...
Master Corporal Mario Ellefsen


Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash reduces Gulf War veteran pilot Captain John Couch's crew and passengers to ever-growing despair. First they consider themselves relatively lucky as 14 out of 18 aboard are alive, including Captain Wilma De Groot, a medical doctor, but as time progresses the merciless cold makes it seem hopeless to check on Bob and Sue, who cannot be moved near the only campfire, while rescue attempts on land from Alert ('only' about 10 miles) and by air from Edmonton (8 hours flying) take no less then 32 hours to reach the plane wreck... Written by KGF Vissers

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Gevangen tussen ijs en vuur (Trapped between ice and fire)



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Rated PG for a prolonged life threatening situation, and some language | See all certifications »





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15 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alarm i Arktis  »

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Exciting-but not gripping
8 November 2001 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

With only a minor flaws this movie is rather well-made, exciting and enjoyable. Richard Chamberlain plays the leading character well. Sad is that the movie doesn´t work all the way. Something is lacking. It is noticeable that the budget is quite low, but it all adds up to a good film. 5/10

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