IMDb > Abandoned in the Arctic (2007)

Abandoned in the Arctic (2007) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
(awaiting 5 votes)
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 57% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Abandoned in the Arctic on IMDbPro.
Twenty-five men left for the Arctic, only six returned. Who was to blame?
The great great-grandson of Lt. Adolphus Greely replicates his ancestor's journey through Arctic waters. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
A brilliant film of a tragic expedition See more (1 total) »



William Sadler ... Adolphus Greely (voice)

Cedric Smith ... Narrator

Directed by
Gino del Guercio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gino del Guercio 
James Shedd 

Produced by
Geoffrey Clark .... executive producer
Gino del Guercio .... producer
Original Music by
Charles David Denler 
Cinematography by
Simon Reeves 
Scott Simper 
Film Editing by
Kirk Fernandes 
Julie Lewis 
Production Management
Stephen A. Smith .... production manager
Other crew
Thom Jones .... voice coach

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Filming Locations:


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
A brilliant film of a tragic expedition, 12 October 2007
Author: drrap from United States

This is one of the best Arctic documentaries of the past ten years -- a vivid, beautifully photographed story, told through both re-enactment and re-tracing, of the ill-fated Lady Franklin Bay expedition led by Adolphus Washington Greely. Rarely have the stark beauties of Ellesmere Island been so strikingly filmed, and yet it is the human drama that holds the center of attention here. Greely, his conflicted first officer, and his resentful but ultimately faithful sergeant, carry the narrative forward with the weight of a Shakespearian tragedy. And, at the same time, Greeley's descendant James Shedd, re-traces his great-grandfather's sledge-tracks in the long, perilous retreat from Fort Conger, whence Greely once set the record for furthest north. The conclusion will bring tears to the eyes of even the most hardened of armchair travelers.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (1 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Abandoned in the Arctic (2007)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
An Inconvenient Truth Superman Fellini Satyricon The Flight of the Eagle Deep Shock
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits IMDb Documentary section
IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.