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The Thaw (2009)

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A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite.

Director:

Mark A. Lewis

Writers:

Mark A. Lewis (screenplay), Michael Lewis (screenplay) (as Michael W. Lewis)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Kilmer ... Dr. Kruipen
Martha MacIsaac ... Evelyn (as Martha Macisaac)
Kyle Schmid ... Federico Fulce
William B. Davis ... Ted
Steph Song ... Ling Chen
Anne Marie DeLuise ... Jane (as Anne Marie Deluise)
Viv Leacock ... Bart
Peter Kelamis ... Mike
Garry Chalk ... Jack
John Callander John Callander ... Edward
Lamech Kadloo Lamech Kadloo ... Nuti
Sebastian Gacki ... Chad
Alexandra Staseson Alexandra Staseson ... Infected Girl
Aaron Ashmore ... Atom Galen
Alejandro Rae ... Rob
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Storyline

At a remote Arctic research station, four ecology students discover the real horror of global warming is not the melting ice, but what's frozen within it. A prehistoric parasite is released from the carcass of a Woolly Mammoth upon the unsuspecting students who are forced to quarantine and make necessary sacrifices, or risk infecting rest of the world Written by Anagram Pictures

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This spring, the sacrifice begins... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One version of the dvd uses the title "Frozen" instead of "Thaw". See more »

Goofs

Vertebrate was misspelled as vertibrate (on Kruipen's notebook) considering Dr. Kruipen was a research scientist. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Kruipen: My name is David Kruipen. What is sacrifice? What does it mean to make a real difference? Throughout my life and career I have straddled two worlds. Increasingly I have become respected. Increasingly my books and articles are published and read. Increasingly I have been embraced by policymakers and referenced by bureaucrats, but today I realize that I have... misguided myself. Today I rediscovered what I knew when I was young.
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Soundtracks

Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Traditional
Vocals Performed by Bory Woodward
Arranged and Produced by Matthew Rogers and Patrick Bramall
Courtesy of Thaw Productions Inc.
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A decent little chiller
29 September 2009 | by brianmccaig01See all my reviews

After reading some of the comments on this movie, I was more than pleasantly surprised at how good this smart little bug feature was A definite step up from the usual B movie sci-fi horror crap that's been out in the cinemas this year. There were decent squirm effects and gore and a nice touch of tongue in cheek humour too. The cinematography was cool and eerie and the brooding atmosphere had echoes of The Thing and Near Dark (although it's nothing like The Thing) I thought the acting and direction were assured. I Liked the twist at the end too. Don't listen to some of the other reviewers on this forum as I doubt that they have actually seen the film.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2010 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thaw See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,857
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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