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Abandoned in the Arctic (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 11 October 2007 (USA)
Abandoned in the Arctic is a movie starring William Sadler, and Cedric Smith. The great great-grandson of Lt. Adolphus Greely replicates his ancestor's journey through Arctic waters.




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Credited cast:
... Adolphus Greely (voice)
... Narrator


In 1881 the US Army sent Lt. Adolphus Greely and 24 men to Ellesmere Island in the high Arctic to conduct scientific research for two years. When they became stranded there Greely and his men were forced to make their way south through 250 miles of some of the coldest, roughest water on Earth. James Shedd, Greely's great great grandson, decides to make the same journey to see for himself what his ancestor went through and gets a lot more than he bargains for. Written by Gino Del Guercio

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Twenty-five men left for the Arctic, only six returned. Who was to blame?




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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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A brilliant film of a tragic expedition
12 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best Arctic documentaries of the past ten years -- a vivid, beautifully photographed story, told through both re-enactment and re-tracing, of the ill-fated Lady Franklin Bay expedition led by Adolphus Washington Greely. Rarely have the stark beauties of Ellesmere Island been so strikingly filmed, and yet it is the human drama that holds the center of attention here. Greely, his conflicted first officer, and his resentful but ultimately faithful sergeant, carry the narrative forward with the weight of a Shakespearian tragedy. And, at the same time, Greeley's descendant James Shedd, re-traces his great-grandfather's sledge-tracks in the long, perilous retreat from Fort Conger, whence Greely once set the record for furthest north. The conclusion will bring tears to the eyes of even the most hardened of armchair travelers.

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