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U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months.

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Storyline

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko is three days from the end of her tour at an international research station in Antarctica after which she'll resign. An incident from her past haunts her. The continent's first winter storm is coming when a body, wearing no gear, is discovered in the tundra. She investigates, soon finds more bodies, and must find a motive and a murderer before the storm and her departure. A U.N. agent, Robert Pryce, appears, seemingly out of nowhere, to help. An aging physician about to retire, a nervous mission chief, a downed Soviet plane, and the weather's deadly elements add to the story. Can Carrie trust Pryce and does she still have what it takes? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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See Your Last Breath.


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Rated R for violence, grisly images, brief strong language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terror en la Antártida  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£150,995 (UK) (11 September 2009)

Gross:

$10,268,846 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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Trivia

Both real and fake snow were used in production. See more »

Goofs

When Kate and the team when out searching for the lost plane, she's using a Garmin 60 series GPS. On the screen it shows the first page, which is the satellite signal page which also shows the longitude and latitude. By searching the coordinates that is displayed (50 deg 45'55.3N, 98 deg 22'61.2W) you find that they are in fact on Lake Manitoba, Canada, not the South Pole. (Lake Manitoba is a known film location.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Russian Pilot: [about the vista] Amazing, eh?
Russian Co-pilot: How much longer?
Russian Pilot: Six and a half hours.
Russian Co-pilot: Let's do this now.
Russian Pilot: So soon?
Russian Co-pilot: I want to get it over with.
Russian Pilot: Okay. Fine.
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The opening title is formed from ice and zooms toward the screen. See more »

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Featured in Richard Roeper & the Movies: The Worst of 2009 (2010) See more »

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Wipe Out
Written by Robert Berryhill (as Bob Berryhill), Patrick Connolly (as Pat Connolly), Jim Fuller (as James Fuller) & Ronald Wilson
Performed and Produced by Steve Isles
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Potential Partially Frozen and Amputated
12 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Neither great nor horrible, it's entertaining, smart, and sometimes has some surprises that are worth seeing, but expect action thriller melodrama as opposed to science fiction intrigue.

The main problem is that it's often too formulaic and cliché, sometimes nearly nonsensical. It feels in many ways like any other FBI/CIA international mystery thriller involving lots of brutally murdered people, with the exception of the setting.

Nice FX and a sort of gore horror film element (that axe murderer story lovers will greatly appreciate) add something beyond the FBI melodrama to create some excitement, thrills, and disturbing moments.


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