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Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)

Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Sobel

Writers:

Robert Mason Lee (nonfiction book "Death and Deliverance"), Paul F. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Captain John Couch
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Captain Wilma De Groot
Melanie Mayron ... Susan 'Sue' Hillier
Scott Hylands ... Fred Ritchie
Page Fletcher ... Lieutenant Joe Bales
Christopher Bolton ... Lieutenant Michael 'Mike' Moore
Richard McMillan Richard McMillan ... (as Richard MacMillan)
Robert Clinton ... Sergeant Paul West
Blair Haynes Blair Haynes ... Master Corporal Roland 'Rollie' Petrie
Stephen Sparks Stephen Sparks ... Master Corporal Tony Cobden
Brian Jensen Brian Jensen ... Master Corporal David 'Dave' Meace
Steve Adams ... Private Bill Vance
David Cameron David Cameron ... Master Corporal Mario Ellefsen (as Daivd Cameron)
Mark Gibbon ... Master Seaman Douglas 'Monty' Montgomery
David McNally David McNally ... Master Warrant Officer Marc Tremblay
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Storyline

Everybody expected military flight Boxtop 22 from Thule into the vast frozen wilderness of Canada's North Western territories to be boring routine, but in a matter of minutes a crash reduces Gulf War veteran pilot Captain John Couch's crew and passengers to ever-growing despair. First they consider themselves relatively lucky as 14 out of 18 aboard are alive, including Captain Wilma De Groot, a medical doctor, but as time progresses the merciless cold makes it seem hopeless to check on Bob and Sue, who cannot be moved near the only campfire, while rescue attempts on land from Alert ('only' about 10 miles) and by air from Edmonton (8 hours flying) take no less then 32 hours to reach the plane wreck... Written by KGF Vissers

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Plot Keywords:

weather | guilt | sacrifice | death | snow | See All (9) »

Taglines:

Gevangen tussen ijs en vuur (Trapped between ice and fire)

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a prolonged life threatening situation, and some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alarm i Arktis See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A good Canadian movie
5 November 2006 | by camman82See all my reviews

What people tend to forget was that this was a made for TV movie and a completely true story. I was just out of the Canadian Military when this happened and remember watching every news broadcast that I could on it as well as the inquest report done after. I also know one of the actors in the film and he was telling me that it was important to keep it as true as possible to the events as they happened. I did notice some flaws like when they leave they were at CFB Edmonton. I noticed that because I have flown out of CFB Edmonton and recognized the terminal. I also found that there was to much light used in the filming because that far north at that time of year it is completely black. It is all in all a damn good Canadian movie and I would recommend it for your video collection.


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