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Arctic Blue (1993)

R | | Action, Thriller | 1993 (Canada)
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A man from L.A. gets a job as ecologist in Alaska's wilderness. He takes part in arresting and transporting a trapper wanted for murder. But the trapper Ben (Rutger Hauer) and his friends will do anything to free Ben.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ben Corbett
... Eric Desmond
... Anne Marie
... Lemalle (as Jon Cuthbert)
... Mitchell (as John Bear Curtis)
... 'Viking' Bob Corbett
... Wilder
... Meyerling
... Earl Kenai
... Arthur Neff
Gunargie O'Sullivan ... Dixie
J.B. Bivens ... Sportsman #1 (as J. B. Bivens)
... Sportsman #2
... Sportsman #3
... Pilot
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An environmentalist gets involved in transporting an accused killer (Ben) from an isolated Alaskan town to the authorities. Ben is determined to escape, and his fellow trappers are ready to help. Written by Rob Hartill

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In Alaska, when the nights get longer... People get crazy.

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Also Known As:

Apodrasi stin Arktiki  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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"Makes about as much sense as a rat f---ing a grapefruit"
10 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Cinematography of the Alaska wilderness is a real plus, and a couple scenes standout, but for the most part "Arctic Blue" is a mess. Rutger Hauer is never going to advance his "B" movie career with these types of roles. Here he is nothing but a cardboard character, almost blending into the snowy landscape. The script is never believable, and there appear to be parts cut out that would have helped connect the dots. The ending seems to be sending some type of ecological message, but it is meaningless with the nonsense that precedes it. The two things that I will remember about "Arctic Blue" are the above summary "grapefruit" quote, and a flying pickax. Other than that the film is very forgettable. - MERK


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