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Eight Below (2006)

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Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

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Frank Marshall

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David DiGilio (screenplay), Toshirô Ishidô (film Nankyoku Monogatari) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walker ... Jerry Shepard
Bruce Greenwood ... Davis McClaren
Moon Bloodgood ... Katie
Wendy Crewson ... Eve McClaren
Gerard Plunkett ... Dr. Andy Harrison
August Schellenberg ... Mindo
Jason Biggs ... Charlie Cooper
D.J. ... Max -a Dog
Timba Timba ... Max - a Dog
Koda Koda ... Maya - a Dog (as Koda Bear)
Jasmin Jasmin ... Maya - a Dog
Apache ... Old Jack - a Dog
Buck Buck ... Old Jack - a Dog
Noble Noble ... Shadow - a Dog
Troika Troika ... Shadow - a Dog
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Storyline

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Most Amazing Story Of Survival, Friendship, And Adventure Ever Told. See more »


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Rated PG for some peril and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eight Below See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,188,176, 19 February 2006

Gross USA:

$81,612,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,455,994
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2.35 : 1
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(June 2006) When issued for domestic use, it was the world's first MPEG-4-AVC encoded Blu-ray release developed by Panasonic Hollywood Labs (PHL). See more »

Goofs

When Jerry and Mindo are sitting at the table in Mindo's cabin, there are plates on the place mats in front of them while Mindo is looking at the photo album. The scene then shifts to Mindo, then back to Jerry where the plates are now missing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jerry Shepard: All right, Coop. A hundred and five degrees. What do you say?
Charlie Cooper: 1-0-5? I can go more.
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Version of Antarctica (1983) See more »

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Coming Back Home
Written by Daniel Weetman, Shannon Williams, Barnaby Weir, Richard Christie
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They should have said: "Based On Science Fiction"
17 September 2006 | by mendy66See all my reviews

Poetic license is some thing, but changing reality to make an absolutely impossible story seem plausible is another. The writers obviously need better advisers about Antarctic travel. Here are just a few of the errors. They show the dogs running when pulling the sled. They would kill them in short order. Real sleds dog simply walk at a very fast pace bordering on a trot. Real Antarctic travelers don't try to travel through storms. They just wait them out in a nice warm tend. Now lets get into science fiction. Bruce Greenwood falls through ice into water. Where exactly would you find water on Antarctica? The ice is several thousand feet thick. (While on the subject of water, where exactly did the dogs find any water to drink?) There are no birds in the interior of Antarctica in the winter and none even on the coast in winter. But lets get to the biggest absurdity bright sunny days in June and July. Huh? There is almost 24 darkness at that time of year. I hate it when they claim that a story is based on reality and the present something that is obvious complete and utter fiction. Am I missing the point but dewelling on these gross distortions of anything faintly resembing reality? Well, if you have a story that consists of nothing more than contrived emotional manipulation using a pack of dogs, you could at least get give the setting and circumstances some semblance of reality rather than turning the world upside down to confirm.


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