Eight Below

February 17th, 2006


Eight Below

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Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 7.2/10 (23,720 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: Frank Marshall

Stars: Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, Bruce Greenwood

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.

Writers: David DiGilio, Toshirô Ishidô

Paul Walker - Jerry Shepard
Bruce Greenwood - Davis McClaren
Moon Bloodgood - Katie
Wendy Crewson - Eve McClaren
Gerard Plunkett - Dr. Andy Harrison
August Schellenberg - Mindo
Jason Biggs - Charlie Cooper
D.J. - Max -a Dog
Timba - Max - a Dog
Koda - Maya - a Dog (as Koda Bear)
Jasmin - Maya - a Dog
Apache - Old Jack - a Dog
Buck - Old Jack - a Dog
Noble - Shadow - a Dog
Troika - Shadow - a Dog

Taglines: The Most Amazing Story Of Survival, Friendship, And Adventure Ever Told.


Official Website: Disney [Brazil] | Disney [France] |

Release Date: 17 February 2006

Filming Locations: Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $24,968,601 (USA) (19 February 2006) (3066 Screens)

Gross: $81,593,527 (USA) (28 May 2006)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In real life, 15 sled dogs were abandoned, and only 2 survived.

Continuity: When "Max" brings the ball back from "right field", he drops the ball and it rolls away. The camera cuts to a wider shot with Jerry & "Max", and "Max" drops the ball again.

[first lines]
Jerry Shepard: All right, Coop. A hundred and five degrees. What do you say?
Charlie Cooper: 1-0-5? I can go more.

User Review

Wonderful, Enjoyable Family Movie

Rating: 10/10

Where do I start? Throughout the movie I couldn't help think about the great dog training. The Huskies were all wonderful and the stars of the movie. I realize that Eight Below is inspired by a true story, but the movie is well written and the story hands together from beginning to end. By the way, my wife and I have two Huskies. We were both teary eyed through much of the movie as were other movie goers. But you don't have to have Huskies or dogs as pets to enjoy this movie. No gratuitous sex or violence, no profanity, but a heart tugging story of survival against all odds. The scenery was beautiful to experience on the big screen, the acting is good and this is a great movie for the entire family. I can't wait to see the movie again. It's a wonderful, clean, wholesome family movie.


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