5.5/10
36,744
157 user 170 critic

Whiteout (2009)

Trailer
2:12 | Trailer
U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months.

Director:

Dominic Sena

Writers:

Jon Hoeber (screenplay), Erich Hoeber (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Carrie Stetko
Gabriel Macht ... Robert Pryce
Tom Skerritt ... Dr. John Fury
Columbus Short ... Delfy
Alex O'Loughlin ... Russell Haden
Shawn Doyle ... Sam Murphy
Joel Keller ... Jack
Jesse Todd Jesse Todd ... Rubin
Arthur Holden ... McGuire
Erin Hicock Erin Hicock ... Rhonda
Bashar Rahal ... Russian Pilot
Julian Cain Julian Cain ... Russian Co-pilot
Dennis Keiffer ... Russian Guard
Andrei Runtso ... Russian Guard
Roman Varshavsky ... Russian Guard
Learn more

More Like This 

White Out I (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Wrenched from an easy life in London to a small town in Scotland at the front line of civilizations imminent collapse, cynical conspiracy blogger John Hanson, finds himself out of his depth and before long fighting for survival.

Director: Lawrie Brewster
Stars: Jon Finnegan, Mike McEvoy, Dougie Clark
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.

Director: Karen Moncrieff
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte, James Cromwell
Vacancy (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Director: Nimród Antal
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido, Duncan Joiner
Snow Angels I (2007)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A drama that interweaves the life of a teenager, with his old baby sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter.

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane, and that there is more going on than meets the eye.

Director: Brad Anderson
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Ava Acres, Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale
Total Recall I (2012)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

Director: Len Wiseman
Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The behind the scenes story of the making of the 2009 Kate Beckinsale helmed thriller Whiteout. Includes interviews and trivia.

Director: Josh Oreck
Action | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Picking up directly from the previous movie, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.

Director: Len Wiseman
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.

Director: Anna Foerster
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies
Edit

Storyline

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko is three days from the end of her tour at an international research station in Antarctica after which she'll resign. An incident from her past haunts her. The continent's first winter storm is coming when a body, wearing no gear, is discovered in the tundra. She investigates, soon finds more bodies, and must find a motive and a murderer before the storm and her departure. A U.N. agent, Robert Pryce, appears, seemingly out of nowhere, to help. An aging physician about to retire, a nervous mission chief, a downed Soviet plane, and the weather's deadly elements add to the story. Can Carrie trust Pryce and does she still have what it takes? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

See Your Last Breath.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, grisly images, brief strong language and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Kate Beckinsale and Alex O'Loughlin played vampires: Kate in Underworld (2003) and Alex in Moonlight (2007). See more »

Goofs

Antarctic ice, specifically plateau ice, does not make drinks "boil" or effervesce. While ice has tiny bubbles trapped and compressed under pressure their release causes nothing more than a crackle and pop. This is more distinct in ice from lower depths due to greater compression, and is almost non-existent in ice near the surface. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Russian Pilot: [about the vista] Amazing, eh?
Russian Co-pilot: How much longer?
Russian Pilot: Six and a half hours.
Russian Co-pilot: Let's do this now.
Russian Pilot: So soon?
Russian Co-pilot: I want to get it over with.
Russian Pilot: Okay. Fine.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening title is formed from ice and zooms toward the screen. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 2009 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Letter
Written by Wayne Carson Thompson
Performed by The Box Tops
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
See more »

User Reviews

 
Potential Partially Frozen and Amputated
12 January 2010 | by in1984See all my reviews

Neither great nor horrible, it's entertaining, smart, and sometimes has some surprises that are worth seeing, but expect action thriller melodrama as opposed to science fiction intrigue.

The main problem is that it's often too formulaic and cliché, sometimes nearly nonsensical. It feels in many ways like any other FBI/CIA international mystery thriller involving lots of brutally murdered people, with the exception of the setting.

Nice FX and a sort of gore horror film element (that axe murderer story lovers will greatly appreciate) add something beyond the FBI melodrama to create some excitement, thrills, and disturbing moments.


29 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 157 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Canada | France | Turkey

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

11 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whiteout See more »

Filming Locations:

Boucherville, Québec, Canada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,915,104, 13 September 2009

Gross USA:

$10,275,638

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,976,667
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed