Eight Below (PG)

PUBLISHED: 14:50 24 April 2006 | UPDATED: 09:11 24 May 2010

ONE of the most incredible survival stories of all time is about to be retold on the big screen. Eight Below, showing at The Odeon, Weston, is inspired by the events

ONE of the most incredible survival stories of all time is about to be retold on the big screen.Eight Below, showing at The Odeon, Weston, is inspired by the events of a 1957 Japanese expedition to the Antarctic.Three scientists, Jerry Shepherd (Paul Walker), his best friend Cooper (Jason Biggs), and rugged geologist Davis (Bruce Greenwood) must abandon their beloved team of sled dogs after a sudden accident leaves them stranded in extreme weather conditions.The courageous hounds, including pack leader Maya, rebel Shorty and young Max, fight to make it through the most unforgiving conditions on the planet.Despite all forms of travel being cut off, heartbroken Jerry cannot let his dogs endure a miserable death, so he is driven to mount a dangerous rescue mission, aided by a beautiful bush pilot, Katie.Held together by bonds of friendship, the humans and dogs undergo a remarkable journey of endurance through a treacherous landscape to be reunited.

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