Eight Below

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Frank Marshall
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

l'll show you on the map.

- This is where we are, right? OK.|- Yeah.

Here's Dry Valleys.

All the way over here, Mt. Melbourne.|Twice as far and the opposite direction.

l've been over our route twice|in the last week,

but l haven't been to Mt. Melbourne|since the beginning of the season.

Well, that may be so. But|Dr. McClaren has traveled a long way.

- lf we can accommodate him, we should.|- Andy, it's the end of January.

The ice is too thin and snowmobiles|would be too dangerous.

There's only one way|to make that trip, with the dogs.

The dogs?

OK. Will they be able|to carry all my gear?

The dogs'll be fine.

- lt's really late in the season.|- Last year we had the dogs out

right up until the day we left.

All right, Andy.|You're the boss. l'll get things ready.

- Hey, you need some help?|- No, l'm fine.

Coop, say good night to Buck.

Uh, l'm gonna take a rain check, Jer.


Kids, come on! Let's go!

Everyone outside. Let's get you|tucked into bed. Come on.

Good, Jack.

Good boy. l'll see you in the morning.

Hey, Maya.

What do you say? One more trip, huh?

Then we'll get you to McMurdo|for the winter. That sound good?

Huh? That sound good? That's my girl.

Hey, Max. l need a good trip out of you.

Lucky star, huh? Let's hope so.

See you in the morning, Max.

Knock, knock.

- Hey.|- Hey.

l warmed up some of|your favorite ice cream.

Strawberry.|That's your favorite ice cream.

Yeah, well, you got here early.|l didn't have time to go shopping.

Uh, yeah, well, they changed things up.

How you been?

Been a good season. Kids are doing well.

Maya's been awesome.|Old Jack's getting a bit older, so...

Jerry, l was asking you how you've been.

l'm not interrupting or anything, am l?

No, Rosie. We were just catching up.


All right, well, uh...

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David DiGilio is a screenwriter, and producer. As a screenwriter, David DiGilio has worked on "Eight Below", released in 2006. David DiGilio has also produced "The King's Guard", released in 2000. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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