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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
Alexandra Staseson Alexandra Staseson ... Infected Girl
Brad Dryborough ... Man With Needle / Fishing Reporter
Greg Rogers ... Webcam Voice (voice)
William B. Davis ... Ted
Garry Chalk ... Jack
Peter Kelamis ... Mike
Brenda Crichlow ... Anchorwoman (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Anne Marie DeLuise ... Jane (as Anne Marie Deluise)
John Callander John Callander ... Edward
Lamech Kadloo Lamech Kadloo ... Nuti
Kyle Schmid ... Federico Fulce
Steph Song ... Ling Chen
Aaron Ashmore ... Atom Galen
Evan Adams ... Professor Anderson
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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 »


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

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2010 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Arctic Outbreak See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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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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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Resonable as a horror movie, but also annoying as hell
7 October 2009 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

Why was Val Kilmer in this one? It makes no sense to me. I know he's growing old and his last castings were not the best, but still.

The film is a classic isolated monster/contagion movie, featuring most clichés you would expect. Brave and good looking chick, check; black and Asian representation, check; cowardly hysterical jerk, check; scary but completely implausible premise, check; mad scientist, check; brave guy that saves the girl, check. Actually, the formulaic concepts were so absurdly respected that when there was a scene where they would cut some guy's arm off to stop the contagion, they didn't actually show the cut. Same goes for when the girl had to strip to check for contagion. No problem showing flesh crawling bugs, though.

I could debate the reasons why the film made no sense to no end, but I will tell you just this: prehistoric bugs that come out of the thawing ice will NOT make me think harder about global warming. This theme is largely responsible for why the movie sucked so much.

Bottom line: couldn't even give it an average 7. The effects and the atmosphere (if you ignore the actors completely) are the only two good things happening here.


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