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2 October 1999 (Taiwan) See more »
Hell hath no fury like Mother Nature scorned.
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  (in credits order)

Thomas Ian Griffith ... Neal Meekin

Caroleen Feeney ... Dr. Lia Freeman

R. Lee Ermey ... Gary

C. Thomas Howell ... Jack

John Ashton ... Kemp

Geoffrey Lower ... Jay Weston

Hilary Shepard ... Annie (as Hilary Shepard-Turner)

Gary Kasper ... Tiny
Bill Bacon ... Larry
John Jabaley ... Donahue

Brett Baker ... Peter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Babcock ... Pump Station Engineer
Eva Barrington ... Secretary
Douglas Fesler ... Rescue Captain
Jerry Harper ... Tom
Thomas G. Jacobs ... Harry (as Thomas Jacobs)
Josh Johnson ... Helicopter Pilot
Richard Reichman ... Minister
Paul Schweigert ... Ross
Megyn Shott ... Rescue Team Player
Aaron Wiseman ... Oil Worker #1

Directed by
Steve Kroschel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lars Guignard  uncredited
Steve Kroschel  written by

Produced by
Charles George .... co-producer
John J. Kelly .... line producer
Greg Mellott .... co-producer
Joseph Merhi .... producer
Richard Pepin .... producer
Alan Peterson .... co-producer
B. Alan Peterson .... co-producer
Paul G. Volk .... associate producer
Original Music by
Alex Wilkinson 
Cinematography by
Steve Kroschel 
Richard Pepin 
Film Editing by
Stephen Adrianson 
Dan Williams 
Casting by
Ferne Cassel  (as Fern Cassel)
Production Design by
Helen Harwell 
Art Direction by
Helen Harwell 
Costume Design by
Amber Garcia 
Makeup Department
Francie Hart .... hair stylist
Francie Hart .... key makeup artist
Suzi Haydon .... assistant hair stylist
Suzi Haydon .... makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Frayeh .... post-production manager
John Jabaley .... unit production manager (as C. Donahue)
John Kelly .... unit production manager
John J. Kelly .... unit production manager (as John Kelly)
Paul G. Volk .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ruben Garcia .... second assistant director
Brian Mastrianna .... first assistant director
Marc Vance .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Michelle Spears .... property master
Michelle Spears .... set dresser
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... re-recording mixer
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Brian Casazza .... boom operator
Nicholas Couscouris .... re-recording mixer
Nicholas Couscouris .... sound effects editor
Marc Glassman .... sound effects editor
Marc Glassman .... sound supervisor
Jeremy Grody .... re-recording mixer
Mike Hall .... sound mixer
Jim Mustol .... sound mixer
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Ron Ruzicka .... foley mixer
Ron Ruzicka .... sound effects editor
James P. Slingluff .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Stephen Adrianson .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Derbas .... visual effects producer
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Bob Bragg .... stunts (as Bobby Bragg)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (as Dean Ferrandini)
Frank R. Gardner .... stunts (as Frank Gardner)
Joey Gardner .... stunt coordinator
Joey Gardner .... stunts
Ernie Jackson .... assistant stunt coordinator
Michael Langlois .... stunts
Justin Lundin .... stunts
Patrick McIntyre .... stunts
Cole S. McKay .... stunts (as Cole McKay)
Mariah Shirley .... stunts
Mark Vance .... stunts
Jefferson Wagner .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
John Apgar .... grip
Yoram Astrakhan .... gaffer
Hector Corona .... best boy electric
Ken Garff .... first assistant camera
Jake Hurn .... key grip
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Vanessa Morehouse .... second assistant camera
Barry Norwood .... first assistant camera: second unit
Sean Peacock .... gaffer: second unit
Charles Simons .... dolly grip: "A" camera
Bela Trutz .... Steadicam operator
Jordan Wright .... film loader
Jonathan Zuaiter .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbi Duarte .... assistant wardrobe
Christopher Duran .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Adam C. Bennett .... assistant editor
Sean Buck .... assistant editor
Issam Tahan .... post-production coordinator
Robin Zagros .... assistant editor
Location Management
John Jabaley .... location manager (as C. Donahue)
Music Department
Brion Levitsky .... music editor
Transportation Department
Harry Zabounian .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Mollie Boyer .... production assistant
Darren Cissell .... production assistant
Sarah Delooz .... production assistant
Patrick Donnelly .... production assistant
Thomas Farr .... assistant production accountant
Darran Fowler .... production assistant
Lori Grabowski .... script supervisor
Karim Hamza .... production coordinator
Vesa Holle .... production assistant
Philip Hoskinson .... production assistant
Shaker Khoury .... production accountant
Diana Lane .... production coordinator (as Diana D. Lane)
Edward B. Noack .... production assistant
Lane Palaniuk .... production assistant
Daniel Sides .... production assistant
Daniel Sides .... set assistant
Yulia Tyomkina .... production assistant
Gregory D. Wade .... production assistant
Jason Wasserman .... assistant production coordinator
Kirsten Zauber .... assistant production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"Escape from Alaska" - USA (video title)
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Rated PG-13 for disaster-related action and peril
96 min | Brazil:106 min | Argentina:109 min
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Continuity: Near the end of the movie when the airplane with Neal and Lia is crashing, the first shot of it sliding down the mountain clearly shows the tail broken off, and we also see someone outside/above the cockpit waving their arms, but in the following shots the plane is shown with the fuselage still intact (minus wings only) sliding down the mountain and the cockpit is also still intact with both people inside and in their seats. This is also the way the plane ends up in the crevice.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Ice Queen (2005) (V)See more »
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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
HORRIBLE!! BUT A MUST-SEE!, 1 September 2004
Author: rasalouise (rasalouise) from Chicago, IL

This movie is hilarious!! The effects, plot and acting are SO BAD that you'll be cracking up, or crying. It's a movie you should watch if you feel like ripping apart something. The best scene is the airplane crash, and how they just survive getting thrown around, but still jump right out. I couldn't understand how they were so scared of the ice crack, but then just slide right down it. As someone who has studied glaciers, a crevasse is dangerous and once you fall in, that's it. But as soon as they slide down it, the next scene is great because it shows them just walking out of the crevasse. Also, the models of the city and the powdered sugar used for snow are awful effects.

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