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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:
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Captain John Couch
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Captain Wilma De Groot
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Susan 'Sue' Hillier
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Fred Ritchie
Page Fletcher ...
Lieutenant Joe Bales
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Lieutenant Michael 'Mike' Moore
Richard McMillan ...
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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
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Private Bill Vance
David Cameron ...
Master Corporal Mario Ellefsen
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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 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)  »

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Alarm i Arktis  »

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A good Canadian movie
5 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

What people tend to forget was that this was a made for TV movie and a completely true story. I was just out of the Canadian Military when this happened and remember watching every news broadcast that I could on it as well as the inquest report done after. I also know one of the actors in the film and he was telling me that it was important to keep it as true as possible to the events as they happened. I did notice some flaws like when they leave they were at CFB Edmonton. I noticed that because I have flown out of CFB Edmonton and recognized the terminal. I also found that there was to much light used in the filming because that far north at that time of year it is completely black. It is all in all a damn good Canadian movie and I would recommend it for your video collection.


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