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Eight Below (2006)

Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eve McClaren
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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
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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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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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17 February 2006 (USA)  »

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Antarctica  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$81,612,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,455,994
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The names of the dogs are Maya, Old Jack, Shorty, Max, Dewey, Truman, Shadow, and Buck. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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

The producers wish to thank the people of Greenland ... See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood's Top Ten: Dog Movies (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Mukilteo Hula
Written and Performed by Kirk Francis (as Kirk H. Francis)
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It's about the dogs.
15 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

The acting in this movie is weak. Now that I got that out of the way, let me tell you why this film is worth watching: the outdoor photography and the dogs. This movie contains some of the most impressive outdoor cinematography that one can hope or expect to see in a Hollywood movie. This movie shows the awesome and forbidding beauty of icebergs, ice flows and glacier-covered mountains. Compared to these magnificent edifices of nature, man is rendered almost utterly insignificant, a mere dot in a wilderness of ice that is almost endless. Indeed, the scenery is spectacular. That's one interesting part of the movie. But the main part of the movie are the dogs - eight of them. This movie offers a wonderful story about eight brave and stalwart creatures that are determined to survive in the polar wilderness. Having been abandoned by their owner, the dogs must fend for themselves, and they do so, by staying together, working as a team, looking out for each other and caring for each other. They set an example for us humans to follow. That's why this is a movie that's not about us, but about those wonderful dogs.


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