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Ice Station Zebra (1968)

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USN nuclear sub USS Tigerfish must rush to the North Pole to rescue the staff of Drift Ice Station Zebra weather station.

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

Alistair MacLean (novel), Douglas Heyes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Cdr. James Ferraday
Ernest Borgnine ... Boris Vaslov
Patrick McGoohan ... David Jones
Jim Brown ... Capt. Leslie Anders
Tony Bill ... Lt. Russell Walker
Lloyd Nolan ... Admiral Garvey
Alf Kjellin ... Col. Ostrovsky
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Lt. Cdr. Bob Raeburn
Ted Hartley ... Lt. Jonathan Hansen
Murray Rose Murray Rose ... Lt. George Mills
Ron Masak ... Paul Zabrinczski
Sherwood Price ... Lt. Edgar Hackett
Lee Stanley ... Lt. Mitgang
Joseph Bernard Joseph Bernard ... Dr. Jack Benning
John Orchard ... Survivor
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An American Navy Commander leads an international crew on a mission to rescue a troubled a weather station in North Pole. A remake of the 1968 film "Ice Station Zebra".

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Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and the crew of the nuclear sub USS Tigerfish to the North Pole to rescue the crew of Drift Ice Station Zebra, a weather station at the top of the world. The mission takes on new and dangerous twists as the crew finds out that all is not as it seems at Zebra, and that someone will stop at nothing to prevent the mission from being completed. Written by Steve Fenwick <scf@w0x0f.com>

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It's a race for the secret ... or TOTAL DESTRUCTION See more »


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Trivia

The word "Zebra" in the film and source novel's title is derivative of the letter "Z" in the phonetic alphabet of the Army and Navy. The word "Zebra" though is no longer used in the modern NATO phonetic alphabet for navigation and aviation, "Zebra" being replaced by the word "Zulu". See more »

Goofs

When the torpedo room floods, they pump air into the room to push out the water. After the water is mostly out, they open the bulkhead to get the men out. The air pressure in the torpedo room would have made it impossible to open the bulkhead door. See more »

Quotes

Cmdr. Ferraday: We have an escort, Mr. Jones.
David Jones: A Russian trawler?
Cmdr. Ferraday: The innocent and inevitable - Russian trawler. Just happens to be in our neighborhood.
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Alternate Versions

Originally shown in theaters with an opening overture, which has been restored for the 2005 DVD release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stan Against Evil: The Eyes of Evie Barret (2017) See more »

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Mission Accomplished
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Written and Performed by Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre
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User Reviews

 
...and all of a sudden, you know a whole damn lot about my business!

I don't know how I missed this film for 40 years, but I corrected that mistake.

Not a blockbuster, with the only outstanding features being the cinematography and special effects, it is nevertheless a taut cold war thriller.

The interplay between Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine. Patrick McGoohan, and to a lesser extent, Jim Brown made this a film where you are constantly focused on who is the good guy, and who is the bad.

Long at 148 minutes, it never lags. There is a very good reason why Alistair MacLean novels make good pictures,


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Station Zebra See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Filmways Pictures See more »
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70 mm 6-Track | Mono (35 mm prints)| 4-Track Stereo (35 mm prints)

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Color (Metrocolor)

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2.20 : 1
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