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In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

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An animal-loving volunteer and a small-town news reporter are joined by a native Alaskan boy to rally an entire community - and eventually rival world superpowers - to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. Written by Universal Pictures

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3 February 2012 (USA)  »

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Everybody Loves Whales  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,760,205 (USA) (3 February 2012)

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$20,113,965 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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Trivia

According to an article on the Greenpeace website, the Rachel Kramer character (Drew Barrymore) is based on Greenpeace wildlife campaigner, Cindy Lowry, who appears in the closing credits in archival footage. See more »

Goofs

Ice does not form vertical underwater walls. Ice floats. See more »

Quotes

Adam Carlson: I think Barrow might have one great story left in her.
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During the credits, on the left side are scenes from the movie characters and on the right side, archive footage of the real people. See more »

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Big Miracle is a Big Surprise
16 July 2012 | by (Santa Fe, NM) – See all my reviews

I watched this film on a whim. Wow, I was really surprised, it was GOOD! In addition to being thoroughly entertained and moved, it was very moving to know that the film is based on a true story.

I don't know how they rendered the whales (CGI, mechanical, etc.), but they were extremely life-like. It was also interesting to see how many different cultures interacted -- political realms, the media, the local Inuit community, the oil industry, environmentalists. The script was terrific, and be sure to stay tuned for the end credits, where the actors are shown alongside the real-life players in this drama.

It should be noted that Kristin Bell was excellent in the film, along with the rest of the cast. She appears pretty far down in the credits, and I'm not sure why, as she had a fairly prominent role.

Watch this one, you won't regret it!


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