Ordeal in the Arctic (1993)





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In this suspenseful drama, a military transport crashes en route from Iceland to Newfoundland thereby stranding the surviving crew and passengers in an unforgiving, frozen wasteland. As repeated rescue attempts fail due to bad weather, equipment failure, and other problems, the plane's injured captain (Richard Chamberlain) must somehow keep his cold, hungry and injured survivors calm and their spirits up.

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Paul A. Edwards
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 29, 2002



as Capt. John Crouch

as Fred Ritchie

as Joe Bales

as Michael Moore

as Bob Thompson

as Paul West

as Roland Pitre

as Tony Cobden

as David Meace

as Bill Vance

as Mario Ellefsen

as Seaman `Monty' Montg...

as Marc Tremblay

as Rick Dumoulin

as Judy Trepannier

as Tom Jardine

as Wo Grimsley

as Jimmy Brown

as Major MacLain

as Arnie Macauley

as Marvin Macauley

as Don Hansen

as Tech No. 1

as Tech No. 2

as Rescue 242 Pilot

as Boxtop 21 Pilot

as Nodwell Driver

as Major Blair

as Ground Commander
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Ordeal In The Arctic is a harrowing real life drama. This film recount a crash that occurred in 1991 when a CC-130 Hercules transport Plane crashed near CFS Alert in the high Arctic. Well acted with a good cast, Ordeal In The Arctic is one of the best Canadian films that I've seen. The film is not an electrifying, action packed film. This is a story about survival, and it's a truly captivating film about this ordeal. The actors are great in their roles, and you feel as if you know what they're going through. For a TV movie, Ordeal In The Arctic is a well made little film that is a must see drama film. This is not the type of film for a viewer expecting great thrills, and action, but is a film for people who enjoy real life survival stories. Ordeal In The Arctic is a well made film that shows the courage of the what people will do to survive. If you get a chance to see this film, you won't regret it. This a realistic true story that is simply incredible. Having this film a few years back, I personally think it's one of the best made for TV films. Some people may complain that it's not gripping or electrifying, but honestly, they couldn't be more far from the truth. This film presents the facts, as it happened without over doing the drama, which in my opinion gives this film a great sense of respect to those who died and survived in this horrible crash.

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