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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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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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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)

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

The project was in early development as far back as 2002. Reese Witherspoon was attached to star at the time. See more »

Goofs

The pilot follows the two characters down the hole to the crashed plane. In a search and rescue operation, one person would stay above ground to make sure that everyone can get back for just such emergencies as the hole collapsing. See more »

Quotes

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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 Warner Bros and Dark Castle logos fade into the aurora australis (southern lights) over the Antarctic sky. See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode #24.2 (2009) See more »

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The Letter
Written by Wayne Carson Thompson
Performed by The Box Tops
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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People must have been expecting too much...
15 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I actually felt this movie was fairly decent. Looking at a lot of the reviews, people seem to feel so outraged at how horrible this movie apparently was, but I don't know what they were expecting. If you're that angry about the supposed "twist" foreshadowed in the trailer, then you should have been smart enough to know that the chances of this movie coming through with some amazing and original twist were very slim.

Anyway, as for the film itself, there were definitely many flaws. That stupid shower scene in the first 10 minutes of the movie was so tactless I was almost ready to leave. The acting was mediocre at best. I think Gabriel Macht is an extremely good looking guy, but based on this film he is a horrendous actor. Kate Beckinsale was okay as the lead... She had her moments. The dialogue was so cheesy though. And the film was just also very predictable and tedious. The flashback scenes in particular got pretty annoying as pretty much the same exact scene was repeated at least 3 or 4 times throughout the movie.

But perhaps the best aspect of the film is the scenery. The outside shots were beautiful. The whole idea of being on Antarctica was fascinating and is perhaps the main reason why I was able to put up with many of its flaws. I wish they developed that aspect of the story more. I also felt some of the blood and gore were also well done. It was more tasteful than a slasher movie but still just as gut-wrenching.


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