• Eight Below (2006)

Eight Below

Release Date: February 17th, 2006

DVD Release Date: June 20th, 2006

PG |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

The frozen wasteland of Antarctica serves as the background for a tale about the bonds of friendship and loyalty. Three members of a scientific expedition, Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker), his friend Cooper (Jason Biggs) and an American geologist (Bruce Greenwood), must leave their beloved sled dogs behind after a devastating accident and increasingly perilous weather conditions. Alone, the dogs struggle to survive the harsh Antarctic winter.

Cast: Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, Jason Biggs, Gerard Plunkett, August Schellenberg, Wendy Crewson, Panou

Director: Frank Marshall

Genres: Drama , Children , Adventure

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Mandeville Films

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Tense, Sacrifice, Rescue, Friend, Friendship, Survival, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Disney may have written the book on live-action animal adventure stories, but it has been quite a while since there has been a chapter as terrific as Eight Below. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Remarkable, how in a film where we KNOW with an absolute certainty that all or most of the dogs must survive, Eight Below succeeds as an effective story. It works by focusing on the dogs. show more

  • 88
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Eight magnificent sled dogs must fend for themselves amid Antarctica's frozen wastes in this top-notch survival adventure that will reduce the coldest heart to a puddle of warm slush. show more

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