September 11th, 2009



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U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.3/10 (16,932 voted)

Director: Dominic Sena

Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Tom Skerritt

U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko is three days from the end of her tour at an international research station in Antarctica after which she'll resign. An incident from her past haunts her. The continent's first winter storm is coming when a body, wearing no gear, is discovered in the tundra. She investigates, soon finds more bodies, and must find a motive and a murderer before the storm and her departure. A U.N. agent, Robert Pryce, appears, seemingly out of nowhere, to help. An aging physician about to retire, a nervous mission chief, a downed Soviet plane, and the weather's deadly elements add to the story. Can Carrie trust Pryce and does she still have what it takes?

Writers: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber

Kate Beckinsale - Carrie Stetko
Gabriel Macht - Robert Pryce
Tom Skerritt - Dr. John Fury
Columbus Short - Delfy
Alex O'Loughlin - Russell Haden
Shawn Doyle - Sam Murphy
Joel S. Keller - Jack (as Joel Keller)
Jesse Todd - Rubin
Arthur Holden - McGuire
Erin Hickock - Rhonda (as Erin Hicock)
Bashar Rahal - Russian Pilot
Julian Cain - Russian Co-pilot
Dennis Keiffer - Russian Guard #1
Andrei Runtso - Russian Guard #2
Roman Varshavsky - Russian Guard #3

Taglines: See Your Last Breath.


Official Website: Warner Bros. [Japan] | Warner Bros. [United States] |

Release Date: 11 September 2009

Filming Locations: Boucherville, Québec, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,915,104 (USA) (13 September 2009) (2745 Screens)

Gross: $12,201,122 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Warner Bros. shelved the film for about two years, according to Entertainment Weekly (Issue #1085).

Crew or equipment visible: In the opening shower scene, when Kate Beckinsale exits the shower, a cameraman's arm can be seen in the reflection.

[first lines]
Russian Pilot: [about the vista] Amazing, eh?
Russian Co-pilot: How much longer?
Russian Pilot: Six and a half hours.
Russian Co-pilot: Let's do this now.
Russian Pilot: So soon?
Russian Co-pilot: I want to get it over with.
Russian Pilot: Okay. Fine.

User Review

Whiteout - An Experiment In Mediocrity

Rating: 4/10

I saw this film last night. I had been traveling, and did not see any advertising cause I was not watching TV. Point? I went into the film without any real expectations. I only knew the cast and saw a short blurb on the premise.

Question?? – Is Kate Beckinsale's agent and representatives TRYING to Whiteout her career? Her agent should be shot for getting her involved in the films she has been associated with lately.

Whiteout has it all – Starts with a long unnecessarily drawn out shower scene with a pre-shower shot focused on KB bending over, in her underwear, right into the camera. Not that I mind, but a total B-movie skin-a-max move. It is followed up with a pointless story that lacked any originality (except I guess the location) that included routine plot points and every EXPECTED twist!! We even get an uninspired, contrived history for KB's character. Add some REAL BAD dialogue at times (you know the kind – the writers are not sure the audience will get the absolute obvious, so they have a character actually say the obvious out loud. They have to spell it out for all the morons they must be pandering) and you got a B-Movie with what I assume is still an A-list star??? The directing does not help, nor does the editing (whom I'll give a pass since the director handed the editor B-movie scenes). In all the film is uninspired, routine and mostly flawed with an inconsistent feel on every level.

At some points I would have given this film a 3 (mostly when that awful dialogue would proceed), a moment here and there a 5. But luckily, the best performance came from Tom Skerritt, (who managed to maintain a level of quality the rest involved could not) and his presence near the end saved a lower rating (yes, its true, parts of this film deserve lower than the overall 4).

No need to spend you hard earned money on this at the box office mess. Rent it on DVD if your REALLY bored or have an unlimited plan….or wait till skin-a-max shows it!! It may be worth the $1 Red Box rental.


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