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Whiteout (2009)

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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)  »

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Terror en la Antártida  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£150,995 (UK) (13 September 2009)

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$10,275,638 (USA) (17 December 2009)
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Dominic Sena is a fan of the "Whiteout" graphic novel, and when rights were acquired by Dark Castle Entertainment Sena petitioned president Joel Silver for the opportunity to direct. See more »

Goofs

The UN has no law enforcement coverage of the Antarctic, and has no authority to commandeer aircraft or any other facilities. The activities of personnel in Antarctica are governed by the laws of their home nation. See more »

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

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

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Proshchay (Farewell)
Arranged by Eugene Raskin & Michael Nazaretz
Performed and Licensed courtesy of The Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble
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Not bad. It has some nice atmosphere and a great setting.
29 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Whiteout isn't as bad as people are claiming it is, in fact I had an OK time with it, when all was said and done. There is a dull section in the middle that's hard to get through, but the fairly exciting finale makes up for that in my opinion. I give big props to the film cast for having to go through such a rigorous weather treatment, but it made for a fairly effective movie. The negative thing about Whiteout though is, I didn't think it took advantage of its immense potential. It's definitely watchable and fairly entertaining, but it could have been a film to remember with that type of setting and the plot, and unfortunately I guessed the twist at the end halfway through the movie. Kate Beckinsale makes for a very good lead, while being believable at the same time, and that's very important for a film like this. Whiteout has it's fair share of spooky moments, the atmosphere is great, and in the end I was entertained for the most part, but it could have been so much more.

Performances. Kate Beckinsale is gorgeous to look at, but also a pretty good actress too. She's likable and her Feistyness, but also vulnerability worked well for her. Gabriel Macht does well as Pryce, he was pretty charismatic. Tom Skerritt is OK as the Doctor, I suppose he had a presence. Columbus Short is likable as Delfy. Alex O'Loughlin is quite intense in his role.

Bottom line. It's worth a watch on Telly or DVD that's for sure, it passes the time well.

6/10


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