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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Eight Below. Inspired by a true story. 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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,968,601 (USA) (17 February 2006)

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$81,593,527 (USA) (26 May 2006)
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Each dog had at least one stunt double. In all, over 30 dogs were used in this film, at least 5 of which also appeared in the movie Snow Dogs (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Jerry is in Pasadena, there is a tree growing outside of Dr. McClaren's house that is heavily covered in moss. Hardly vegetation typical of California, but very much common to Vancouver, where the movie was filmed. See more »

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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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Remake of Nankyoku monogatari (1983) See more »

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Mukilteo Hula
Written and Performed by Kirk Francis (as Kirk H. Francis)
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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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