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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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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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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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A Woman's Survival At The South Pole See more »

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapada en el hielo See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

After her arrival, while walking to the compound, The luggage Dr. Nielsen carries, has a layer of snow sticking at the bottom. A few shots later, the snow is completely gone. See more »

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

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Good performance
20 April 2003 | by rps-2See all my reviews

Susan Sarandon was excellent casting in this role. She does a good job (although I understand the real life doctor Jerri Neilsen was not impressed with the portrayal of her.) It gets a little too folksy --- hey gang lets put on a biopsy --- and it ignores Dr. Neilsen's messy personal life. I also seem to recall --- I'm willing to stand corrected here --- that the rescue flight was undertaken by a highly specialized Canadian Forces crew, not the USAF as in the picture. If so, it is appalling that a Canadian production would cater to the US market in this way! Incidentally, Lake Simcoe, about 40 miles north of Toronto, a large lake which, unlike Lake Ontario, freezes over in the winter, stood in for the South pole.


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