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Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

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In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Most Amazing Story Of Survival, Friendship, And Adventure Ever Told. See more »


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Rated PG for some peril and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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17 February 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,403 (Chile) (9 June 2006)

Gross:

$71,403 (Chile) (16 June 2006)
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Based on a Japanese expedition to the South Pole in 1958, in which the party was faced with extreme weather conditions. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie (when it is January) it is pitch black out for all the night scenes. That close to the South Pole the sun would be above the horizon for at least twenty-three hours per day, and the sky would still be quite bright for the other hour. Also, just before the dogs are rescued, (July time frame) shadows are seen indicating that the sun is pretty much directly overhead. During this time of year, the sun is only above the horizon for about an hour per day, and would never be anywhere near that high in the sky. See more »

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[first lines]
Jerry Shepard: All right, Coop. A hundred and five degrees. What do you say?
Charlie Cooper: 1-0-5? I can go more.
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Dedicated to the Antarctic explorers and their dogs whose courage and spirit inspired this film. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: You're an Animal (2011) See more »

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Erin's Song
Written and Performed by Curt Sobel, Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Production
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Wonderful, Enjoyable Family Movie
11 February 2006 | by (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Where do I start? Throughout the movie I couldn't help think about the great dog training. The Huskies were all wonderful and the stars of the movie. I realize that Eight Below is inspired by a true story, but the movie is well written and the story hands together from beginning to end. By the way, my wife and I have two Huskies. We were both teary eyed through much of the movie as were other movie goers. But you don't have to have Huskies or dogs as pets to enjoy this movie. No gratuitous sex or violence, no profanity, but a heart tugging story of survival against all odds. The scenery was beautiful to experience on the big screen, the acting is good and this is a great movie for the entire family. I can't wait to see the movie again. It's a wonderful, clean, wholesome family movie.


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