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The Last Winter (2006)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Larry Fessenden
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Cast

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... and so has what lies beneath. See more »


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Country:

USA | Iceland

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó tél 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,921, 21 October 2007
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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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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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Maxwell Stares
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Unfinished concept, half-baked movie
8 June 2008 | by SuperunknovvnSee all my reviews

"The Last Winter" has an effective build up. It's not completely original, mind you. We have seen that kind of setting before, in "The Thing" and a dozen other movies where a crew is isolated in a strange place where weird things start to happen. It's the memory of those far superior movies that make this one watchable at first. However, the story drags on and it all goes downhill soon.

The mysterious ongoings aren't really that intriguing, and they get less intriguing the more they are exposed. On top of that, Ron Perlman's character is annoying and unbelievable. He's just a constant pain in the a.., just for the hell of it. The worst part about "The Last Winter", however, is the resolution or rather the lack thereof. It seems as if director/writer whatshisface hadn't thought the whole thing through and just decided to go ahead with filming because the topic of global warming is so trendy right now.

Well, it's a pity. "The Last Winter" could have been a solid mystery/thriller. Instead it's an unsatisfying waste of your time. There are far too many good movies out there waiting to be watched for you to rent this one.


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