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Ice Bound (2003)

One woman's strength and courage under the most extreme weather conditions.

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Writers:

Jerri Nielsen (book) (as Dr. Jerri Nielsen), Maryanne Vollers (book) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Dr. Jerri Nielsen
Aidan Devine ... John Penny
Cynthia Mace ... Claire Furinski
Paulino Nunes ... Rafe Pollard
Steve Cumyn ... Sandy
Carl Marotte
Lorne Cardinal
Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Ben Murdoch
Kris Holden-Ried ... Lunar (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
Richard Waugh ... Hugh
Joe Pingue ... Pixal Pete
LinLyn Lue LinLyn Lue ... Sarah Kemp
Kathryn Zenna ... Annie
Benz Antoine ... Morris
Gina Clayton Gina Clayton ... Dr. Miller
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Based on the true story of Dr Jerri Nielsen who contracted breast cancer during her one year outpost at the South Pole. Just as winter approached and everything is on lock down for 8 months with no flights available in and out of the Amundsen-Scott station, Dr Nielsen had to find a way to treat herself whilst enduring harsh weather conditions and limited medical resources. Written by mahajanssen

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A Woman's Survival At The South Pole See more »

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapada en el hielo See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Analog transmission impairments (fine-grained snow, audio static) are depicted on a compressed digital Internet videoconferencing link. See more »

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Referenced in The Daily Show: Susan Sarandon (2003) See more »

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A Woman's Survival At The South Pole
13 June 2006 | by George AttwoodSee all my reviews

ICE BOUND (2003) ***1/2 Dr. Jerry Neilson is a physician who heads to the South Pole (Antarctica) to medicate any of the workers there who get injured. Upon arriving, she has to adjust to the interpersonal work setting before her and living in close proximity to the researchers (limiting personal time for herself). As she adjusts to the new surreal environment in which she has entered, she discovers and informs her fellow group that she has breast cancer, and that she may die if she doesn't get appropriate treatment from the United States. Another problem is, a plane only travels to Antarctica once every year to take people home. As she waits to depart, she finds comfort in her newfound friends, and hope through their willingness to help her.


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