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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Todd ...
Arthur Holden ...
Russian Pilot
Russian Co-pilot
Russian Guard
Andrei Runtso ...
Russian Guard
Russian Guard


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 <>

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See Your Last Breath.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£150,995 (UK) (11 September 2009)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the Scene Where Marshall Stetko Threatens to Cut off the Fingers of Russell Hayden, She holds his hand with her Left hand, While holding the Shears with her Right, but She had Her two Fingers Amputated earlier on her Left hand, Which in the Scene are clearly are present. See more »


In the opening shower scene, when Kate Beckinsale exits the shower, a cameraman's arm can be seen in the reflection. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

The opening title is formed from ice and zooms toward the screen. See more »


Referenced in Whiteout: The Coldest Thriller Ever (2009) See more »


Proshchay (Farewell)
Arranged by Eugene Raskin & Michael Nazaretz
Performed and Licensed courtesy of The Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble
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User Reviews

A good movie to waste time watching
17 September 2009 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

The first few minutes of watching Kate Beckinsale stripping was....well, expected and pleasant. But it is becoming routine for her in her movies.

That entire sequence was made to keep us guys interested for the rest of this rather predictable movie. It served no other purpose at all. (Yeah, she's still got an incredible body) This movie has a very simple and uncomplicated plot. Even the "twist" is totally predictable. I knew who the villain was in the first 15-20 minutes of the film.

The movie is paced quite evenly without much up and down except for a rather unusual "action" sequence somewhere in the middle of the film, involving ice-pick, a blizzard (white-out), and a lot of guiding ropes. The action could have been better if not for some blurry fast action moments. I had no idea what happened for a few seconds. they kicked, he fell, she fell....

No surprise at all. Wait for the DVD. This is a good movie to watch on a small screen.

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