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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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(screenplay), (film Nankyoku Monogatari) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jerry Shepard
... Davis McClaren
... Katie
... Eve McClaren
... Dr. Andy Harrison
... Mindo
... Charlie Cooper
D.J. ... Max -a Dog
Timba ... Max - a Dog
Koda ... Maya - a Dog (as Koda Bear)
Jasmin ... Maya - a Dog
Apache ... Old Jack - a Dog
Buck ... Old Jack - a Dog
Noble ... Shadow - a Dog
Troika ... Shadow - a Dog
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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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Eight Below. Inspired by a true story. See more »


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

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Disney [Brazil] | Disney [France] |  »

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Release Date:

17 February 2006 (USA)  »

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Antarctica  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,968,601, 19 February 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$81,612,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,455,994
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The Dogs "Dewey" & "Truman" are named for the 1948 U.S. Presidential candidates Thomas E. Dewey and Harry S. Truman. See more »

Goofs

The Otter aircraft used in the flying scenes has been converted to a turbine (jet prop) engine, as visually confirmed by the ultra-long nose and the 4 bladed paddle propeller. The movie engine sound effects are those of a standard reciprocating (gasoline) engine, which would have a very short round nose and a 3 blade prop. See more »

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[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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The producers wish to thank the people of Greenland ... See more »

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Remake of Nankyoku monogatari (1983) See more »

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Mukilteo Hula
Written and Performed by Kirk Francis (as Kirk H. Francis)
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Fun filled heartwarming story for all ages
20 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Beautifully orchestrated spin off of the movie Antartica which was done in 1983. I thought the photography was great and the terrain that was shown for the locations is much like the Antarctic.

What made the movie extra special for me was the fact that I wintered over in the Antarctic in 1958 and was there when the Japanese came back to the Showa Base and found the 2 dogs that had survived the past 12 months. Very incredible and heartwarming story. There is a monument to the dog team in the form of statues at the base of the Tokyo Tower to honor them. I was fortunate to see it in 1992.

The dogs in Eight Below were so well trained and you form an immediate bond with them. The movie can be seen and enjoyed by all ages. A must have for my film library.


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