Eight below [videorecording] / [presented by] Walt Disney Pictures ... in association with Spyglass Entertainment ; a Mandeville Films production ; screenplay by David DiGilio ; produced by David Hoberman, Patrick Crowley ; directed by Frank Marshall.
Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Distributed by DVS Home Video, .
An American geologist flies to Antarctica to participate in a project at the United States Research Base. Once there, he teams up with arctic guide Jerry Shepard and his best friend, Cooper. The scientist soon discovers that Shepard also has eight other valuable friends, a pack of sled dogs he's worked with for years who have rescued him from a number of tight spots. As the three men explore a frozen mountain region, an unexpected accident coupled with a massive storm front forces them to fly to safety, leaving the dogs behind. Shepard is determined to rescue his canine friends, but he has to wait until the weather will allow him to travel back to the mountain. Now, the dogs must struggle against the elements to survive as they attempt to make their way back home.
MPAA rating: PG; for some peril and brief mild language.
This film is described for people who are blind or have low vision.
Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, Jason Biggs.
Director of photography, Don Burgess ; editor, Christopher Rouse ; music, Mark Isham ; production designer, John Willett.
Suggested by the film: Nankyoku Monogatari; inspired by a true story.
Consensus: Featuring a stellar cast of marooned mutts, who deftly display emotion, tenderness, loyalty and resolve, Eight Below is a heartwarming and exhilarating adventure film.
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