Ice Bound (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  20 May 2003 (USA)
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One woman's strength and courage under the most extreme weather conditions.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jerri Nielsen
John Penny
Claire Furinski
Rafe Pollard
Dr. Ben Murdoch
Lunar (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
Pixal Pete
LinLyn Lue ...
Sarah Kemp
Gina Clayton ...
Dr. Miller


Based on the true story of Dr Jerri Nielsen who contracted breast cancer during her one year outpost at the South Pole. Just as winter approached and everything is on lock down for 8 months with no flights available in and out of the Amundsen-Scott station, Dr Nielsen had to find a way to treat herself whilst enduring harsh weather conditions and limited medical resources. Written by mahajanssen

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Nature would test her strength. Fate would prove her courage. See more »





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Atrapada en el hielo  »

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After her arrival, while walking to the compound, The luggage Dr. Nielsen carries, has a layer of snow sticking at the bottom. A few shots later, the snow is completely gone. See more »


Referenced in The Daily Show: Susan Sarandon (2003) See more »


Written and Performed by Sarah McLachlan
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20 April 2003 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

Susan Sarandon was excellent casting in this role. She does a good job (although I understand the real life doctor Jerri Neilsen was not impressed with the portrayal of her.) It gets a little too folksy --- hey gang lets put on a biopsy --- and it ignores Dr. Neilsen's messy personal life. I also seem to recall --- I'm willing to stand corrected here --- that the rescue flight was undertaken by a highly specialized Canadian Forces crew, not the USAF as in the picture. If so, it is appalling that a Canadian production would cater to the US market in this way! Incidentally, Lake Simcoe, about 40 miles north of Toronto, a large lake which, unlike Lake Ontario, freezes over in the winter, stood in for the South pole.

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