Eight Below

February 17, 2006 0 By Fans
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Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 7.2/10 (23,720 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Frank Marshall

Stars: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival.

Writers: David DiGilio, Toshirô Ishidô


Paul Walker

Jerry Shepard

Bruce Greenwood

Davis McClaren

Moon Bloodgood


Wendy Crewson

Eve McClaren

Gerard Plunkett

Dr. Andy Harrison

August Schellenberg


Jason Biggs

Charlie Cooper


Max -a Dog


Max – a Dog


Maya – a Dog

(as Koda Bear)


Maya – a Dog


Old Jack – a Dog


Old Jack – a Dog


Shadow – a Dog


Shadow – a Dog

The Most Amazing Story Of Survival, Friendship, And Adventure Ever Told.


Official Website:
Disney [Brazil] |
Disney [France] |

Release Date: 17 February 2006

Filming Locations: Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000


Opening Weekend: $24,968,601
(19 February 2006)
(3066 Screens)

Gross: $81,593,527
(28 May 2006)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


In real life, 15 sled dogs were abandoned, and only 2 survived.


When "Max" brings the ball back from "right field", he drops the ball and it rolls away. The camera cuts to a wider shot with Jerry & "Max", and "Max" drops the ball again.


[first lines]

Jerry Shepard:
All right, Coop. A hundred and five degrees. What do you say?

Charlie Cooper:
1-0-5? I can go more.

User Review

Wonderful, Enjoyable Family Movie

Rating: 10/10

Where do I start? Throughout the movie I couldn't help think about the
great dog training. The Huskies were all wonderful and the stars of the
movie. I realize that Eight Below is inspired by a true story, but the
movie is well written and the story hands together from beginning to
end. By the way, my wife and I have two Huskies. We were both teary
eyed through much of the movie as were other movie goers. But you don't
have to have Huskies or dogs as pets to enjoy this movie. No gratuitous
sex or violence, no profanity, but a heart tugging story of survival
against all odds. The scenery was beautiful to experience on the big
screen, the acting is good and this is a great movie for the entire
family. I can't wait to see the movie again. It's a wonderful, clean,
wholesome family movie.