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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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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

The name of the "Lamborghini" of Snow Cats that they borrowed from the Italian camp was named "Mare Biscotto", it translates to "Sea Biscuit". See more »

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The bar is supposedly located in Christchurch, New Zealand, however, it is obviously located in Canada. The beer taps behind the bar show Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale (brewed in Nova Scotia) and Kokanee (brewed in BC) - two VERY Canadian brands. 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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The producers wish to thank the people of Greenland ... See more »

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Features Antarctica (1991) See more »

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Been there Done that
13 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good movie--However, I have been to Antarctica for 2 1 year stretches and a lot was embellished in the movie...of course to make it plausible to the masses. You would never see the sun during the Antarctic winter. It is dark down there--the sun dips below the horizon in late March and does not come back until August. BUT I guess Hollywood would have had a hard time filming in the dark, right?? I've actually been to Bailey's in Cheech (Christchurch) and that looked authentic. SO did the outside of the hospital in McMurdo. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants a better understanding of life in the field camps down there--some of it was true but the majority of it was well thought by the makers of this film!


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