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Eight Below (2006)

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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$71,403 (Chile) (16 June 2006)
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Second unit filming in Greenland was referred to by crew members as the "Amundsen Expedition". This was a reference to second unit director/director of photography Mitchell Amundsen, and to Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole. See more »

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Story takes place in the early 1990s. However, when Jerry is walking down the street in Washington D.C., several present-day cars can be seen driving around. 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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Features Antarctica (1991) See more »

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Erin's Song
Written and Performed by Curt Sobel, Gary Schreiner
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AMAZING STORY....one of the best of the year
27 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just getting back from seeing 8 below, i am completely blown away by several elements.

Firstly, right away you get glimpes of STUNNING scenery that continue throughout the whole film. Beautiful artic landscapes frame the main story line and on the big screen, it really takes your breath away.

The movie also is really able to give anyone an idea of what its like to be in the artic, and really gave a clear picture of what being an explorer was like. This added to the appeal of the movie, because its not something most of us get to experience.

Although the acting has been in some cases been criticized, I believe the actors fulfilled their purpose within the movie. They were able to play their roles, without distracting from the dogs, which of course, is the most important part. Paul Walker clearly comes across as a strong animal lover, and displays this well. He becomes relatable to any animal lovers, who will utimatly love this movie. As for the others, the fulfilled their jobs, which is what matters. The character of "Cooper" gave great comic relief, and "Katie" acted out the predicable love story line well.

But of course, the most important aspect of this movie was the dogs. I can hardly even begin to describe what a wonderful job they did. The tricks preformed (as a dog lover and trainer) were some with great difficulty. Ultimately, the way the dogs interact with each other and are so compassionate, you really connect with them. The only way to really experience this is to GO. the movie is AMAZING and a wonderful family film. Although a part or two may be slightly scary, its still an amazing picture for ALL to enjoy, it completely blew all of us a way.


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