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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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Christian Duguay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Jim Stolpa
Kelli Williams ... Jennifer Stolpa
Richard Ian Cox ... Jason Wicker (as Richard Cox)
Duncan Fraser ... Don Patterson
Susan Clark ... Muriel Mulligan
Michael Gross ... Kevin Mulligan
Andrew Airlie ... Dr. Bonaldi
Alexander Ahnert Alexander Ahnert ... Clayton Stolpa
Zachary Ahnert Zachary Ahnert ... Clayton Stolpa
Shannon Beaty Shannon Beaty ... Megan Mulligan
Heather Beaty Heather Beaty ... Megan Mulligan
Joy Coghill ... Dr. Jorgenson
Kevin McNulty ... Joe Tirado
Roger Barnes ... Steve
J.B. Bivens ... Roadblock CHP
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Storyline

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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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hó fogságában See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

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 askjasonSee 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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