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At Theaters: 2/17/2006 On Video: 6/20/2006
Rated: PG Length: 2 hr. 0 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 459986
Studio: Disney Pictures Inc.
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Inspired by an astonishing true story, eight dogs are stranded in the coldest, windiest, most untouched wilderness on earth and fight to survive. Their owner unable to return during the fierce winter would stop at nothing to bring his true friends home.
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Action Adventure - This is heartwarming drama with some suspense and several sad scenes (ladies take your tissues). Much of the story shows only the dogs as they try to survive. It's suitable for the entire family. There is a scene that may be a little frightening to very small children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Paul Walker INTO THE BLUE, TIMELINE, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS
Bruce Greenwood RACING STRIPES, I, ROBOT, BELOW, THIRTEEN DAYS
Moon Bloodgood A LOT LIKE LOVE, WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON
Jason Biggs JERSEY GIRL, ANYTHING ELSE, AMERICAN WEDDING
Dir/Prod: Frank Marshall ALIVE, CONGO
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The Antarctic Adventure Begins
About The Eight Heroes
About The Humans
About The Design
About The Canine Cast
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PROFANITY: There are 4 mild profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: A dog is attacked by a seal. Dogs catch seagulls.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: A couple of chase scenes by the dogs.
COMEDY: A few chuckles and some smiles.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good In 'Eight Below,' as in Jack London, the dogs are not turned into cute cartoon pets but are respected for their basic animal natures.

USA Today Full Review
Good It's an engrossing film that reminds us of the nobility and grace of man's best friend, and of the fierce will to survive in the face of the harshest of odds.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 200 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
33
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
6
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
13
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
10
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
51
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
77
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 200 moviegoers:OUTSTANDING! Both moviegoers and movie critics loved "Eight Below." This is very rare and to me indicates a "can't miss" movie. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND "EIGHT BELOW" TO EVERYONE. IT'S A GREAT FAMILY MOVIE.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The fierce Antarctic winter is just setting in when an intrepid team of explorers and scientists on a research mission—survival guide Jerry Shepard (PAUL WALKER), his best friend and cartographer Cooper (JASON BIGGS) and the rugged geologist Davis (BRUCE GREENWOOD)—just narrowly escape a fatal accident, thanks to their steadfast team of eight skilled sled dogs. Forced to evacuate, the men must leave the beloved dogs behind in the frozen wilds—with a promise they will return. But when the storm of the century approaches, cutting off all means of travel, the dogs are stranded. Now, as the intelligent, courageous dogs—including noble pack leader Maya, rambunctious rebel Shorty and rising young alphain- training Max—fight to make it through the most unforgiving winter on the planet, the heartbroken Jerry is driven to mount a seemingly impossible rescue mission, aided by a beautiful and adventurous bush pilot, Katie (MOON BLOODGOOD).

Held together only by unwavering bonds of friendship, the humans and the dogs alike make a remarkable journey of grit, endurance and belief to find one another again in this spectacular but perilous land.

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