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Whiteout (2009)

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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 »
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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 Dennis Keiffer ... Russian Guard
Andrei Runtso ... Russian Guard
Roman Varshavsky ... Russian Guard
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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.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Dominic Sena is a fan of the "Whiteout" graphic novel, and when rights were acquired by Dark Castle Entertainment Sena petitioned president Joel Silver for the opportunity to direct. See more »

Goofs

After Delfy is stabbed, Carrie calls on the radio for the doctor. Robert is trying to stop the bleeding and then the doctor's hands appear in the left of the shot, before he's even entered the room. 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.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Dark Castle logos fade into the aurora australis (southern lights) over the Antarctic sky. 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
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A good movie to waste time watching
17 September 2009 | by darkmaxSee all my reviews

The first few minutes of watching Kate Beckinsale stripping was....well, expected and pleasant. But it is becoming routine for her in her movies.

That entire sequence was made to keep us guys interested for the rest of this rather predictable movie. It served no other purpose at all. (Yeah, she's still got an incredible body) This movie has a very simple and uncomplicated plot. Even the "twist" is totally predictable. I knew who the villain was in the first 15-20 minutes of the film.

The movie is paced quite evenly without much up and down except for a rather unusual "action" sequence somewhere in the middle of the film, involving ice-pick, a blizzard (white-out), and a lot of guiding ropes. The action could have been better if not for some blurry fast action moments. I had no idea what happened for a few seconds. they kicked, he fell, she fell....

No surprise at all. Wait for the DVD. This is a good movie to watch on a small screen.


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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 »

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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
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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