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Ice Bound (2003)

One woman's strength and courage under the most extreme weather conditions.

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Writers:

Jerri Nielsen (book) (as Dr. Jerri Nielsen), Maryanne Vollers (book) | 2 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Dr. Jerri Nielsen
Aidan Devine ... John Penny
Cynthia Mace ... Claire Furinski
Paulino Nunes ... Rafe Pollard
Steve Cumyn ... Sandy
Carl Marotte
Lorne Cardinal
Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Ben Murdoch
Kris Holden-Ried ... Lunar (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
Richard Waugh ... Hugh
Joe Pingue ... Pixal Pete
LinLyn Lue LinLyn Lue ... Sarah Kemp
Kathryn Zenna ... Annie
Benz Antoine ... Morris
Gina Clayton Gina Clayton ... Dr. Miller
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Storyline

Based on the true story of Dr Jerri Nielsen who contracted breast cancer during her one year outpost at the South Pole. Just as winter approached and everything is on lock down for 8 months with no flights available in and out of the Amundsen-Scott station, Dr Nielsen had to find a way to treat herself whilst enduring harsh weather conditions and limited medical resources. Written by mahajanssen

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Taglines:

Nature would test her strength. Fate would prove her courage. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapada en el hielo See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

[All trivia items for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Goofs

Analog transmission impairments (fine-grained snow, audio static) are depicted on a compressed digital Internet videoconferencing link. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Daily Show: Susan Sarandon (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel
Written and Performed by Sarah McLachlan
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Don't mix up two different events
10 November 2009 | by hidoneSee all my reviews

The movie is about Jerri Nielsen who was lifted out of the Antarctic base in October 1999 by LC130 of the NY ANG which was done earlier than normal because of her condition. They couldn't attempt it any earlier because it was too cold.

The comments about Kenn Borek Air being the actual rescuers mistakes the pickup of Ron Shemenski in April 2001 from that same Antarctic base as Dr. Nielsen's pickup. NSF apparently decided that the Otters would probably have less trouble (they can land in somewhat lower temperatures than LC130s) and be easier to support for the mission and had the LC130s recalled.


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