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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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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

Color:

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2.35 : 1
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Film debut of Zach Gilford. See more »

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In scene where Maxwell visits KIK Test well, his gloves are on and off during the scenes. 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 Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Maxwell Stares
Composed by Anton Sanko
Performed by Flux Quartet
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Engaging and creepy... and also plot less and pointless.
20 July 2008 | by The_Dead_SeeSee all my reviews

I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to say about this one. It's loaded with so much promise - a cast of engaging characters; a bleak, isolated setting; slow-burn direction that builds a creepy atmosphere.

But that's where the good stuff ends.

The plot (or lack thereof) seems to involve the deaths of the aforementioned characters in random, arbitrary ways with no explanations offered. A few "ecological revenge" lines are thrown but they do little to clue the viewer in to what's actually supposed to be going on. To be completely honest - I don't think even the writer and director knew what was going on. I get the feeling they said:

"Hey let's make this creepy film set in an arctic drilling station, kinda like 'The Thing'..."

"Cool, so what's the plot?"

"Ummm, I don't know, I don't think it matters. Characters can die!"

"Cool, so what's killing them?"

"Ummm, I don't know, I don't think it matters."

"I guess not. Let's get started then!"


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