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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.
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.
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.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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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.
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.