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Eight Below - Movie Synopsis & Plot

Inspired by a true story, "Eight Below" is an exciting action-adventure about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. The film tells the story of three members of a scientific expedition: Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker), his best friend, Cooper (Jason Biggs), and a rugged American geologist (Bruce Greenwood), who are forced to leave behind their team of beloved sled dogs due to a sudden accident and perilous weather conditions in Antarctica. During the harsh, Antarctic winter, the dogs must struggle for survival alone in the intense frozen wilderness for over 6 months. The film is inspired by the events of a 1957 Japanese Antarctic Expedition, which served as the basis for the blockbuster Japanese film, "Nankyoku Monogatari" ("Antarctica").

MOVIE REVIEW

From the cold winter months filled with lackluster films comes a surprisingly warm and endearing story of snow dogs, and, well, Paul Walker. And thank God for us, Cuba Gooding Jr. is no where to be seen. Set in Antarctica at a research station, Paul Walker, Jason Biggs and company are forced to abandon their beloved snow dogs when physical ailments and a winter storm leave them little choice. Why they could not have just thrown the dogs in the back of the plane, I'm not quite sure, but fortunately for us, the dogs are left for dead (after rescue attempts were deemed out of the question) and a 175-day saga of survival ensues.
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