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Ice Quake -- A massive crack in the earth's crust threatens the world with deadly gas from the planet's core. It's up to a geologist and his family to battle ice geysers and avalanches to save mankind.
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11 December 2010 (USA) See more »
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Beneath the Alaskan landscape, the melting permafrost is about to drastically alter the tranquil scenery... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Brendan Fehr ... Michael Webster

Holly Elissa ... Emily Webster (as Holly Dignard)

Jodelle Ferland ... Tia Webster

Ryan Grantham ... Shane Webster

Rob LaBelle ... Bruce Worthington

Nicholas Carella ... Ram

Victor Garber ... Colonel Bill Hughes

Marsha Regis ... Carolyn

Sharon Taylor ... Jamie

Lane Edwards ... Reed

Kurt Max Runte ... Wallace

Aaron Pearl ... Cochrane

Dean Redman ... Sergeant

James Pizzinato ... Boy

MacKenzie Porter ... Girl
Cody the Dog ... Yeti the Dog

Directed by
Paul Ziller 
Writing credits
David Ray (written by)

Produced by
Josée Bernard .... co-executive producer
Tom Berry .... executive producer
Lisa M. Hansen .... executive producer
Paul Hertzberg .... executive producer
John Prince .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Neilson 
Cinematography by
Anthony C. Metchie 
Film Editing by
Christopher A. Smith 
Casting by
Candice Elzinga 
Production Design by
Bob Bottieri 
Set Decoration by
Jacqueline Miller 
Costume Design by
Kerry Weinrauch 
Makeup Department
Tanya Howard .... key makeup artist
Janie MacKay .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Gilles LaPlante .... executive in charge of production
Jason Macintyre .... post-production supervisor
Simon Richardson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephanie Brown .... trainee assistant director
Vince Coates .... second assistant director
Shawn Patrick Murphy .... third assistant director (as Shawn Murphy)
Greg Rousseaux .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mathew Drummond .... set dresser
Henry Thomas Earle .... on-set dresser
Dawn Grey .... assistant set decorator
Bulent Hasan .... storyboard artist
Allan Holmes .... set dresser
David Inkster .... property master
Scott Mickey .... set dresser
Andie Moyen .... assistant property master
Kris Sandberg .... set dresser
Richard Wasnock .... set dresser
Sound Department
Tim Archer .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug Kerr .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Jongjun An .... compositor
Jongjun An .... visual effects artist
Mack Benz .... visual effects producer
Grisha Jiliba .... visual effects artist
Anooj Kiran .... visual effects artist
Jeton Lakna .... digital compositor
Francois Latremoille .... visual effects supervisor
Thierry Latremoille .... visual effects supervisor
Ryan Mackie .... digital compositor
Hui-wen Wu .... visual effects artist
Glenn Ennis .... stunt coordinator
Lars Grant .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Araquel .... still photographer
Bill Baxter .... gaffer
David Bercovici-Artieda .... A Camera Operator
Dean Buscher .... still photographer
Nicholas Dent .... grip
Derrick Garland .... generator operator
Travis Hiles .... grip
Josh Holmes .... electrician
Elizabeth House .... first assistant camera (as Liz House)
Carson Jobin .... grip
Shannon Kohli .... camera operator
Bryce Larkin .... electrician
Mike Mahoney .... grip
Patrick McFadden .... grip
Kevan McGovern .... electrician
Dan Pressler .... second assistant camera
Emmanuelle Rousseau .... second assistant camera
John Sampson .... grip
Einar Sigurdson .... first assistant camera
Jeff Smith .... key grip
Rob Tucker .... grip
Spencer Whitney .... best boy electrician
Casting Department
Anya Gadison .... extras casting assistant
L.A. Hilts .... extras casting
Penny Perry .... casting: USA
Martina Smyth .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jamie Tedham .... costume assistant
Syreeta Wootton .... truck costumer
Editorial Department
Adam Driscoll .... post-production supervisor
Daniel McAlister .... post-production coordinator
Georgia Milroy .... first assistant editor
Ismael Ribeiro .... director of engineering
Alissa Roode .... on-line editor
Seán Travers .... colorist
Location Management
Scooby Vincent .... assistant location manager
Karen Zajac .... location manager
Transportation Department
Jason Reynolds .... snowcat driver
Other crew
Gemma Andrew .... assistant accountant
Trevor Broad .... co-key production assistant
Ian Doig .... animal coordinator
Marty Fitzgerald .... assistant to Lisa Hansen
Adam Gordon .... assistant to Paul Hertzberg
Rachel Diane Graham .... on-set tutor (as Rachel Graham)
Breanne Hartley .... head of legal and business affairs
Chris Hebert .... production assistant
Beth Henderson .... production assistant
Alexandra Julson .... business affairs assistant
Jordan Kingsbury .... production assistant
Kris Kingsbury .... production assistant
Genevieve L'Ecuyer .... financing
Willan Leung .... key production assistant
Michael Lien .... assistant production coordinator
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Valerie Massicotte .... business affairs assistant
Jim McKeown .... production coordinator
Lindsay Moffat .... production accountant
Christina Ollson .... production assistant: prep
Barbara Parisi .... payroll accountant
Nicole Reid .... development and production associate
Leah Tanafranca .... post-production accountant
Tara Teate .... production intern

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Rated PG for disaster action and peril, and some mild language
USA:91 min

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Factual errors: The Boiling point of methane is -263.2°F The coldest recorded temperature on Earth is -135°F A flowing river of methane is physically impossible on this planet.See more »
Colonel Bill Hughes:I could really use an eggnog.See more »
Here We Come a-WassaillingSee more »


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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
One of the better SyFy films, 19 March 2012
Author: Wilder Movie Reviews from England

Two names in the film industry are known for creating bad movies, really bad movies and movies so bad they're good. The first is Asylum pictures, they are responsible for movies including Mega Piranha (2010), Titanic II (2010) and Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus (2009). These movies are often shown on the SyFy channel. The second is the SyFy channel itself. They make and distribute TV Movies such as Sharktopus (2010) and Collision Earth (2011). However both of these film companies sometimes deliver the goods. They are known to cast well known actors, many of them may be only doing the film for an easy pay check but they often put in a great over the top performance. A good example is the great Michael Madsen in Piranhaconda (2011).

Ice Quake is a SyFy movie so instantly I didn't have great expectations for this. But every now and then when watching a film you have to "slum" it. You can't watch blockbusters all the time, sometimes you need a cheesy movie night!

As I said, I had no expectations for a great movie and I was fully expecting very dodgy effects and terrible acting, however this one didn't turn out too bad.

The film starts off with two geologists investigating unexplained earth tremors on a mountain. Suddenly a crack appears and a strange gas escapes from the ground instantly freezing anything that touches it. It turns out to be liquid methane and if it escapes it will destroy all life on earth! May sound far-fetched but from SyFy, the company behind Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010), this movie is very tame.

The film stars Brendan Fehr as Michael Webster, a geologist and Holly Elissa as his wife Emily. Jodelle Ferland & Ryan Grantham play their children. The cast also includes Victor Garber, Rob LaBelle, Marsha Regis, Sharon Taylor & Kurt Max Runte. All have quite impressive film resumes and you will probably have seen most of them on something else. All the actors in this do an above average job for a TV movie, but I don't think this will be the highlight of their careers!

The setting of the film is great with the impressive scenery of the Alaskan mountains used to great effect. Speaking of effects these were some of the better ones used in the movies made by SyFy. However I guess they didn't have to spend the effect budget on crazy monsters like in Dinoshark (2010), so they had a little more to play with here. The only really dodgy effect was the supposed satellite image of the underground methane.

There are many plot holes in this but after all it is a TV Movie not a big blockbuster. These films are made to entertain you when you can't decide on anything else to watch. This one manages that, just. It is a throwaway movie but there are far worse ones out there. If it is on and you can't decide on anything else to watch, this will pass an hour and a half of your time.

As I said before, this is one of the better SyFy films. I think it is too much to hope that they will keep getting better. But with their future film "Jersey Shore Shark Attack" coming this June, who knows!?

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