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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.



(screenplay), (film Nankyoku Monogatari) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eve McClaren
D.J. ...
Timba ...
Max - a Dog
Koda ...
Maya - a Dog (as Koda Bear)
Jasmin ...
Maya - a Dog
Apache ...
Old Jack - a Dog
Buck ...
Old Jack - a Dog
Noble ...
Shadow - a Dog
Troika ...
Shadow - a Dog


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some peril and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 February 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Antarctica  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,968,601, 19 February 2006, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The full moon over Antarctica is oriented with its north pole up, as it appears to observers in the northern hemisphere. See more »


[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

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 »


References Aladdin (1992) See more »


Erin's Song
Written and Performed by Curt Sobel, Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Production
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Must see adventure for all ages
19 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Saw this movie last night and I must say it is a terrific flick. I don't feel that the leopard seal scene would bother small children at all. My 5 and 7 year olds loved the movie and there is MUCH worse content in children's TV programming every day. By all means take the kids and enjoy. (and bring the Kleenex!!) While Paul Walker's acting isn't the greatest, Ben Affleck has gotten by somehow, hasn't he? Besides the real stars of this movie are obviously the dogs. The dogs in question seem to be portrayed as huskies, but it is obvious that at least a few of them are actually Alaskan Malamutes. Maya, who is the most heroic of the group, and almost certainly a Malamute, should get some kind of canine Oscar for a heart-rending performance. If you are a dog lover, or if you just long for a great adventure movie, by all means go see "Eight Below".

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