Eight Below

February 17, 2006 0 By Fans
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Plot

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

Director:
Frank Marshall

Stars: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood

Storyline
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

Cast:

Paul Walker

Jerry Shepard


Bruce Greenwood

Davis McClaren


Moon Bloodgood

Katie


Wendy Crewson

Eve McClaren


Gerard Plunkett

Dr. Andy Harrison


August Schellenberg

Mindo


Jason Biggs

Charlie Cooper


D.J.

Max -a Dog


Timba

Max – a Dog


Koda

Maya – a Dog

(as Koda Bear)


Jasmin

Maya – a Dog


Apache

Old Jack – a Dog


Buck

Old Jack – a Dog


Noble

Shadow – a Dog


Troika

Shadow – a Dog

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



Details

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

Release Date: 17 February 2006

Filming Locations: Canada



Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000

(estimated)

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

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



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

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

Goofs:

Continuity:
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.

Quotes:

[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.