An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

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A model has her rich, much older husband come with her to a photo shoot. But when their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, a strong mind game erupts between the clever husband and the jealous young photographer as they try to get back to civilization. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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They Were Fighting Over A Woman When The Plane Went Down. Now, Their Only Chance For Survival Is Each Other.


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Rated R for language and some adventure gore/violence | See all certifications »

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26 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Bookworm  »

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$7,733,445 (USA) (28 September 1997)

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$27,779,888 (USA) (21 December 1997)
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Just before the end credits start rolling, there is a caption that reads: "Twentieth Century Fox and the Producers wish to thank Bart the Bart and his trainer Doug Seus, for their contributions to this film." See more »

Goofs

You can not magnetize a needle (or an unbent paper clip or watch hand) to use as a "floating compass" by rubbing it on silk. That will not magnetize it. See more »

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Charles Morse: You saved me.
Robert Green: Get over it, Charles - I just need you to navigate.
Charles Morse: You saved my life.
Robert Green: Well, I couldn't kill you with Stephen around. I'd have to kill him too, and he's the only one that knows how I like my coffee.
Charles Morse: Come on, you saved my life.
Robert Green: Buy me something nice when we get home.
Charles Morse: How'd you like your coffee?
Robert Green: Huh. I like my coffee like I like my women.
Stephen: Bitter and murky!
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Just before the end credits start rolling, a caption appears on the screen: "Twentieth Century Fox and the producer wish to thank Bart the Bear and his trainer Doug Seus, for their contribution to this film." See more »

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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) See more »

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Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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In A Word: Intense
9 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Boy, here's an intense film, a survival-in-the-wilderness adventure/thriller starring the unlikely duo of Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. It's not hard to guess who's the villain, in addition to a man-eating bear who stalks the two of them after their plane crashes in the woods of Alaska.

The sophistication of Hopkins, playing an extremely smart man, battling the crude Baldwin, who is insanely jealous of Hopkins' possessions, including his gorgeous wife (Elle McPherson), is intriguing to watch. So is the great scenery and best-of-all, a great action story that has you focused intently for the full two hours.

A human characteristic so often ignored in films the past half century is put on display here: compassionate forgiveness. Seeing forgiveness demonstrated instead of revenge is almost shocking to see. Kudos to the filmmakers, too, for not going overboard on the brutality in this adventure.


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