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Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 9 January 1994
Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jim Stolpa
... Jennifer Stolpa
... Jason Wicker (as Richard Cox)
... Don Patterson
... Muriel Mulligan
... Kevin Mulligan
... Dr. Bonaldi
Alexander Ahnert ... Clayton Stolpa
Zachary Ahnert ... Clayton Stolpa
Shannon Beaty ... Megan Mulligan
Heather Beaty ... Megan Mulligan
... Dr. Jorgenson
... Joe Tirado
... Steve
J.B. Bivens ... Roadblock CHP
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Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young couple struggles to keep themselves and their infant son alive in a frozen shelter while awaiting rescue. Realizing they won't be found, Jim ultimately strikes out on a courageous 50-mile mission, determined to reach help and return to save his loved ones in this exciting and moving true story. Written by Anonymous

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9 January 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hó fogságában  »

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After the family became stuck in the blizzard for a couple days, the camera pans out before a commercial break to show how snowbound they are. However, the tracks from the car's tires are plainly visible, See more »

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Watchable True Story of a Snowbound Family
9 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I caught this on the late late movie and it was all right. My first complaint is it takes to long to get to the part where they are trapped in the snow. The second problem is a technical one. There are many scenes when they are trapped in the snow and they are talking and there is no steam coming out of their mouths. I had a hard time feeling they were really freezing to death. Also, there are times the movie seems unbelievable, but since it is a true story I guess I have to believe it. Now on the positive side the acting is pretty good and it is uplifting to see what someone willing to do to save their family. Final analysis: it is worth watching if you can't sleep.


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