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


Richard Chamberlain
as Capt. John Crouch
Scott Hylands
as Fred Ritchie
Page Fletcher
as Joe Bales
Christopher Bolton
as Michael Moore
Richard MacMillan
as Bob Thompson
Robert Clinton
as Paul West
Blair Haynes
as Roland Pitre
Stephen Sparks
as Tony Cobden
Brian Jensen
as David Meace
Steve Adams
as Bill Vance
David Cameron
as Mario Ellefsen
Mark Gibbon
as Seaman `Monty' Montg...
David McNally
as Marc Tremblay
Larry Musser
as Rick Dumoulin
Cecily Adams
as Judy Trepannier
Nathan Fillion
as Tom Jardine
Larry Yachimec
as Wo Grimsley
Francis Damberger
as Jimmy Brown
Fred Keating
as Major MacLain
Tom Butler
as Arnie Macauley
Paul Whitney
as Marvin Macauley
Dave Nichols
as Don Hansen
Aaron Goettel
as Tech No. 1
Karen Gartner
as Tech No. 2
Gary Chalk
as Rescue 242 Pilot
Brian Taylor
as Boxtop 21 Pilot
Roger Shank
as Nodwell Driver
Wendell Smith
as Major Blair
Daryl Shuttleworth
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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