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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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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) (13 September 2009)

Gross:

$10,275,638 (USA) (17 December 2009)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When the movie begins we see Kate Beckinsale's character walking outside. The camera follows her as she walks indoors and down a hallway. In one of these scenes we see her talking off her winter gloves in the hallway, but in the next scene when she enters her room, we see that she still has her gloves on. 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 »

Connections

References Them! (1954) See more »

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Laser Love
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group o/b/o ITS Music Publishing BV
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People must have set their expectations too high
27 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well last night I went and saw this movie. I didn't know a lot about it, and i have found that that is the best way to see a movie, because if you watch all the previews and get too hipped up about it, then you are most likely going to set your self up for disaster. My sister went with me and she was on the edge of her seat the whole time, and she isn't the type to get over excited about things.

I've read where people left a lot of negative comments, but I don't understand what was so bad. First, the acting was not less than par and the movie portrayed a halfway accurate setting of what Antarctica is like. Sure they did lack a little bit of what would really happen with the lack of face protection, Kate's face would not have survived as well as it did when she went out without face protection in -60f temps.

People that rated this movie as poorly as they did because of their disbelief in what its like to be in conditions like this, apparently have never been in conditions lie this. I've never been in -60 temps with 100 mph winds, but I've been in -50 temps with 40 mph winds, and its surviveable.


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