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

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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$149,857
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During his time as a teacher at the Center for Arts and Technology Director Mark A. Lewis used parts of his screenplay for The Thaw in his Directing the Actor class. See more »

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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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A tasty little film about parasites and global warming.
19 November 2009 | by muckrulesSee all my reviews

A Ghosthouse Underground film with Aaron Ashmore from Smallville and Val Kilmer from Batman Forever. Batman, Jimmy Olsen and friends take on a prehistoric parasite that distroys every living thing in its path. A parasite that bites people and lays eggs under their skin. The parasite was frozen underground until now. N...ow it is unleashed and it will devour anything in its path including a pollar bear. With the threat of global warming is it possible for something like that to be unleashed. This film is a great companion peace to Cabin Fever with all of the infections, the big differerce is that people are infected by reanimated bugs not tainted toxic water. Both films are made to make statements about the polluted world around us. This film was amazing with all of the visual effects and make up. People cutting off limbs and getting strange infections after bugs have planted their eggs under their skin. A film full of scum bags and backstabbers fighting for their lives. A absolute guilty pleasure


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