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

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Dominic Sena

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Jon Hoeber (screenplay), Erich Hoeber (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Keller ... Jack
Jesse Todd Jesse Todd ... Rubin
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ... McGuire
Erin Hicock Erin Hicock ... Rhonda
Bashar Rahal ... Russian Pilot
Julian Cain Julian Cain ... Russian Co-pilot
Dennis Keiffer ... Russian Guard
Andrei Runtso ... Russian Guard
Roman Varshavsky ... Russian Guard
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Storyline

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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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See Your Last Breath.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, grisly images, brief strong language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada | France | Turkey

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

11 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror en la Antártida See more »

Filming Locations:

Boucherville, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,915,104, 13 September 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,275,638, 17 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,201,122
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter and novelist Alexander Stuart wrote an early draft of the script, while Reese Witherspoon was still attached, following a studio-sponsored research trip to Barrow, Alaska (the northernmost point in continental North America) - which scientists said was the closest location in "feel" to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. See more »

Goofs

For low altitude flight the cabin would not be pressurized. Although the bullets from the opening gunfight damage the plane's hull, this would not result in a catastrophic depressurization. When a round breaks the cockpit window, the result is not depressurization, but a shattering of the window and the wind caused by a speed of 100+ knots. Air and snow are moving into the cockpit, not out as would be the case under a sudden depressurization. See more »

Quotes

[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.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Dark Castle logos fade into the aurora australis (southern lights) over the Antarctic sky. See more »

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Boogie Oogie Oogie
Written by Janice Marie Johnson and Perry Kibble
Performed by Janice Marie Johnson (as Janice Marie)
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A murder mstery in which an US Marshal investigates grisly killings committed at the Amundsen-Scott Base in Antarctica
5 November 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A thrilling and a creepy movie, with lots of killings and a twisted ending . It's a mystery film from production company called "Dark Castle" , and full of thrills , action , suspense , chills , shocks , twists and turns . U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) is three days from the final of her tour at an international research station in Antarctica in which the sun is about to set for six months , after which she'll resign . The continent's first winter storm is coming when a body, wearing no gear, is discovered in the ice , along with a downed Soviet aircraft . She must find a motive and a killer before the storm and her departure . As she will have to resolve the case and face off mysterious enemies. There are various suspect people , some appearing seemingly out of nowhere. They are the following ones : Gabriel Match is an UN agent called Robert Pryce who is keen on her . Tom Skerritt is the friend doctor who cares her . Alex O'Loughlin is a suspicious worker . Shawn Doyle is a nervous mission chief , among others . Who is the killer ? . See Your Last Breath.

In the film there is whodunit , intrigue , thriller , drama , a little bit of action and is deal entertaining . It's a good thrilling and spooky film which begins with an US Marshal who investigates a murdered corpse at tundra and , soon finds more and more bodies ; furthermore , the climate's deadly elements add suspense to the flick . It takes bits and pieces from the best examples of the genre to fusion it to a thrilling movie . Colorful cinematography by Christopher Soos , being shot on location in Lake Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada , Cité du Cinéma, Montréal, Québec, Canada , Gimli, Manitoba , Lundar Beach Provincial Park, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Boucherville, St-Hubert Airport, Saint-Hubert, Québec, Canada and Alaska , the northern most point in continental North America and both real and fake snow were used in production which scientists said was the closest location in feel to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Stars Kate Beckinsale gives a decent acting as a tough Marshal really affected by and incident from her past that haunts her. Kate Beckinsale was producer Joel Silver's first choice for the role of Carrie Stetko .Support cats is pretty good such as Gabriel Macht , Tom Skerritt as an aging physician about to retire , Columbus Short ,Shawn Doyle and Alex O'Loughlin , pre-Hawaii 5.0.

The film was lavishly produced by Warner Bros in association with Dark Castle , production specialized on terror genre and in charge of Joel Silver , Robert Zemeckis and Gilbert Adler ; both of them have produced successful terror movies dealing with eerie tales about horror , grisly killings and lots of blood and gore such as ¨Gothika¨, ¨House of haunted hill¨, ¨Return to house of haunted hill¨ , ¨13 ghosts¨ , ¨Ghost ship¨, ¨House of wax¨ ,¨Splice¨ , ¨The reaping¨ , ¨Orphan¨ , among others . Although it was not the first Dark Castle Entertainment movie to receceive awful reviews and wasn't the last. It was the first, however, and still is, to be released from this production company along with Warner Bros shelved the film for about two years . The motion picture was professionally directed by Dominic Sena , though it resulted to be critically panned . Dominic Sena is a fan of the "Whiteout" graphic novel, and when rights were acquired by Dark Castle Entertainment , Sena petitioned president Joel Silver for the opportunity to direct .Rating : acceptable and passable. The film will appeal to Kate Beckinsale fans .


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