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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.

Director:

Frank Marshall

Writers:

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. D.J. ... Max -a Dog
Timba Timba ... Max - a Dog
Koda Koda ... Maya - a Dog (as Koda Bear)
Jasmin Jasmin ... Maya - a Dog
Apache 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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Eight Below. Inspired by a true story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Disney [Brazil] | Disney [France] | See more »

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:

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

Gross USA:

$81,612,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,455,994
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The dogs spend almost all of their isolation in daylight when, in fact, they were enduring the southern winter, well south of the Antarctic Circle, and would thus have been in prolonged darkness. See more »

Goofs

When Max sees the seagull for the first time, he finally breaks loose of the chain and chases after it. The other dogs run off with him and if you look close enough, there are 7 dogs that run together after the bird. However, there should be 6 since Maya and Old Jack are still at the base. 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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The producers wish to thank the people of Greenland ... See more »

Connections

Remake of Nankyoku monogatari (1983) See more »

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Erin's Song
Written and Performed by Curt Sobel, Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Production
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Fun filled heartwarming story for all ages
20 February 2006 | by diabloc4See 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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