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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 USA:

$4,915,104, 13 September 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,275,638, 17 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,201,122
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Kate Beckinsale was producer Joel Silver's first choice for the role of Carrie Stetko. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, the date is shown to be 1957; however, the Soviet transport aircraft is an Antonov An-12, which first flew on December 16, 1957. It did not enter Soviet Air Force service until 1959. Also, a character stated that (to paraphrase), "They haven't flown these for 50 years", which is absurd, since the An-12 is still in service with many military forces and civilian airlines around the world. See more »

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[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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References Top Gun (1986) 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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A good movie to waste time watching
17 September 2009 | by 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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