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Kevin of the North (2001)

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A man must participate in the Iditarod dog race across Alaska to inherit property from his legendary grandfather, but ends up getting much more than he bargained for.






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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ned Parker
Mr. Riskind
Robin Nielsen ...
Gina Stockdale ...
Airline Clerk
Ted Friend ...
Race Official #1
Allan Morgan ...
Race Official #2
Laurence De Valera ...
Junk Yard Man


Kevin Manley, a poor Canoga Park travel agent, is dismayed that he hasn't yet accomplished anything meaningful in his life, he arranging trips for others he knows he will never go on himself. He gets to kill two birds with one stone in quitting his job to travel to Anchorage, Alaska, for the reading of his grandfather Walter Manley's will. Kevin, the sole heir, learns that he will only inherit the estate if he completes the 1,000 mile Iditarod dog sled race, which starts in two days. After finding one specific possession belonging to his grandfather, Kevin decides to attempt the race against the odds, not so much for the estate, but more just to prove to himself that he is a "Manley" worthy of his grandfather's family name. He quickly learns that someone is trying to prevent him from completing that race. His first thought as to that person is a fellow competitor Bonnie Livengood, the granddaughter of his grandfather's former business partner, the two who eventually had a falling out.... Written by Huggo

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The Longest, Toughest, Most Hilarious Dog Sled Race Ever!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor including language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

19 December 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Chilly Dogs  »

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Box Office


CAD 23,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scenes from the start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska at the beginning of the film, are footage from the actual Ceremonial Start of the real Iditarod race. See more »


When Kevin quits his job at the travel agency, the temperature shown outside the office is in Celsius. In Los Angeles, the temperature would be shown in Fahrenheit. See more »


Carter: The man is an absolute testicle.
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Crazy Credits

Experience the "real" Iditarod sled dog race by following along at www.iditarod.com or by visiting the great state of Alaska See more »


References Nanook of the North (1922) See more »


Iditarod Trail Song
Written by "Hobo" Jim Varsos
© 1997 Willdawn Music, a division of Balmur Corus Entertainment (ASCAP)
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Leslie Nielsen's typically hilarious acting absent in this one
3 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you're after a Nielsen comedy, don't bother. His role is a mundane supporting one and lacks his usual comedy genius. Unfortunately, the performances and plot he supports is lifeless and average. The dogs don't even contribute.

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