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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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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(June 2006) When issued for domestic use, it was the world's first MPEG-4-AVC encoded Blu-ray release developed by Panasonic Hollywood Labs (PHL). 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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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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Because the 16 dogs credited during the beginning of the end credits are NOT in the comprehensive cast list, but follows the names of the 7 stars, IMDb policy is to order the cast using those 23 names and filling in the rest with the names in the comprehensive cast list. See more »

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The Dogs Stole the Movie!
25 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge dog freak, so I was looking forward to this movie already to begin with. But I didn't expect it to be so touching. it's not just about sled dogs in Antartica, it's about survival, and the bond a person has with their dogs.

While the actors did well in the movie, the best performances in the movie came from the dogs, hands down. I know that makes me sound pretty crazy, but when you see this movie, you know it's true. This is an awesome movie for all ages. I went to go see it with my 20 and 30 year old friends, and this is now one of their favorite movies of all time (besides Dirty Dancing). I say this is a great movie for the whole family!


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