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Eight Below (2006) Poster

(2006)

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In real life, 15 sled dogs were abandoned, and only 2 survived.
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).
Based on a Japanese expedition to the South Pole in 1958, in which the party was faced with extreme weather conditions.
Eight Below is based on a true story.
The dogs spend almost all of their isolation in daylight when, in fact, they were enduring the southern winter, well south of the Antarctic Circle, and would thus have been in prolonged darkness.
Somewhat sanitized retelling of a true event that was first brought to cinema in the movie "Antartica" - which this movie honors in its end credits.
Dogs have been banned from Antarctica by treaty since 1993 because of evidence that disease was spreading to seal wildlife.
The name of the "Lamborghini" of Snow Cats that they borrowed from the Italian camp was named "Mare Biscotto", it translates to "Sea Biscuit".
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.
The names of the dogs are Maya, Old Jack, Shorty, Max, Dewey, Truman, Shadow, and Buck.
The Dogs "Dewey" & "Truman" are named for the 1948 U.S. Presidential candidates Thomas E. Dewey and Harry S. Truman.
(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).

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