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The Last Winter (2006)

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Sent to evaluate the environmental impact of oil drilling in the Arctic, James Hoffman clashes with the drilling crew's chief, who wants to get the job done.

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Larry Fessenden
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Cast overview:
Ron Perlman ... Ed Pollack
James Le Gros ... James Hoffman (as James LeGros)
Connie Britton ... Abby Sellers
Zach Gilford ... Maxwell McKinder
Kevin Corrigan ... Motor
Jamie Harrold ... Elliot Jenkins
Pato Hoffmann Pato Hoffmann ... Lee Means
Joanne Shenandoah ... Dawn Russell
Larry Fessenden ... Charles Foster
Oscar Miller Oscar Miller ... Simon Marshowitz
Hálfdán Theodórsson Hálfdán Theodórsson ... Gary
Eggert Ketilsson ... Frozen Trucker
Jack Fessenden ... Young Hoffman
John Speredakos ... Weatherman
Halfdan Pedersen Halfdan Pedersen ... Doctor Pedersen (as Hálfdan Lárus Pedersen)
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Storyline

The American oil company North Corporation is building an ice road to explore the remote Northern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seeking oil. The independent environmentalists together with the base leader, Ed Pollack, reach an agreement with the government, approving procedures and reports of the operation. When a team member is found dead naked on the snow, the environmentalist James Hoffman suspects that gases may have been accidentally released from the drill site provoking hallucinations and insanity in the group. After a second fatal incident, he convinces Ed to travel with the team to a hospital for examination, however, people continue to die. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The arctic tundra has been frozen for centuries... Untill Now. See more »


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James Le Gros and Kevin Corrigan both featured in the movie Scotland, PA See more »

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When they try and leave the scene where they discover the grader 'n tanker truck, they discover that their snowmobile won't start because it has 'lost all its oil'. That particular sled had a two stroke engine which uses mixed fuel (no crank case oil as in all four stroke engines) so this would've been impossible. See more »

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Marketing Video: Alaska. Vast wilderness of the north. Land of great natural beauty and diversity. This is rugged county, land of black gold. Alaska's North Slope has been producing oil out of Prudhoe Bay since 1968, delivering to refineries and ports 800 miles to the south through the great Trans-Alaskan pipeline. But another northern region known as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has remained untapped. Only once have prospectors gained access to this barren landscape. In 1986, KIK ...
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Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

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What God Wants
Composed by Anton Sanko
Performed by Flux Quartet
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Coolly different horror. . .Spooky.
2 August 2008 | by Rabh17See all my reviews

The setting is bleak, white and, of course, isolated. A remote drilling station with company employees waiting things out. Then something starts happening.

Another reviewer pegged it nicely as a mix of "The Shining" with a little bit of 'The Thing" and you have a flavor of what this movie is like.

What's nice is that there isn't the usual pot boiler about some secret military base, or some evil corporate shenanigans. The characters are the normal sorts of people who actually would work in this kind of remote, exploratory/drilling outpost. And I especially like the music/camera work they did in one segment. . .visually lyrical.

And the 'Whatever it is"? I still don't have the darnedest idea!! That's what makes this movie a nice horror treat. Yes, there's a global warming message in there-- but this isn't an environmentalist groupie movie trying to hit you over the head. Global warming is just one of the ingredients.

But overall. . .spooky.


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Country:

USA | Iceland

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Winter See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,090, 23 September 2007

Gross USA:

$33,190

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,522
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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