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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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Storyline

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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dog | survival | rescue | expedition | dog sled | See more »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$71,403 (Chile) (16 June 2006)
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Trivia

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

The film takes place in Antarctica during the 1990s, but the United States Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 specifically prohibits the introduction of non-indigenous plants and animals to the Antarctic continent. There could be no sled dogs attached to any activity in Antarctica funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation at the time of the film's setting. 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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Crazy Credits

during the credits "Dedicated to the memory of Koreyoshi Kurahara, director of Antartica" (Nankyoku monogatari) See more »

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Remake of Antarctica (1983) 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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A throw back to the Disney adventure films of old
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is one that I found I could sit back and enjoy the scenery, the stark beauty of the Antartic, and the personalities of the dogs and humans.

I do wolf education with my husky-wolf mix and it was exciting to see the dogs use their strong senses to survive in the harsh land. Their loyalty to the family mirrored that of a wild wolf pack and showed where the intelligence of domestic dogs was honed and refined in the long ago battles of survival.

Huskies and Malemutes look at home in that element because they were bred to work and survive in like conditions. These two near primitives could really do what these actors did and survive. It was refreshing to me to see humans show the same dedication and love for the dogs that dogs give to their human family members every day. It would be hard for actors to really be able to show all that those of us who treasure our dogs would feel if we had to leave them behind but he did a credible job.

I am glad to have been able to see this movie and I enjoyed it every bit as much as I did IRON WILL and his huskies.


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