Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)





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Acclaimed French-Canadian filmmaker Christian Duguay (The Art of War) directs the 1994 made-for-television feature Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story, a harrowing real-life horror tale starring Doogie Howser, M.D.'s Neil Patrick Harris, Kelli Williams of Picket Fences, and Family Ties alum Michael Gross. Based on real-life events, this inspirational story recounts the travails of married couple Jim (Harris) and Jennifer Stolpa (Williams), who -- along with infant Clayton -- run headfirst into cataclysm when they become stranded thousands of miles from home in an icy wilderness. With only the barest supplies and their own courage to sustain them, the family struggles to stay afloat. Jim is ultimately forced to leave Jennifer and Clayton at a frozen shelter, and trek some 50 miles to solicit a rescue before death knocks on the door.
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Neil Patrick Harris
as Jim Stolpa
Kelli Williams
as Jennifer Stolpa
Michael Gross
as Kevin Mulligan
Susan Clark
as Muriel Mulligan
Richard Ian Cox
as Jason Wicker
Duncan Fraser
as Don Patterson
Joy Coghill
as Dr. Jorgenson
Kevin McNulty
as Joe Tirado
Andrew Airlie
as Dr. Louis Bonaldi
Bev Elliott
as Terri
Alexander Anhert
as Clay Stolpa
Zachary Anhert
as Clay Stolpa
Shannon Beaty
as Megan Mulligan
Heather Beaty
as Megan Mulligan
J.B. Bivens
as Roadblock CHP
John B. Destry
as Redinger
Tina Gilbertson
as Reporter
Randi Lynne
as CHP Sergeant
Walter Marsh
as Sherriff Watkins
Hrothgar Mathews
as Rick Frazier
Arlin McFarlane
as Roberta Patterson
Rick Poltaruk
as Mechanic
Phil Reimer
as Weatherman
Robert Toohey
as Doug Farley
Arnie Walters
as Uncle Clay
Shawn Webster
as Weatherwoman
Dale Wilson
as Lt. Jack Reynolds
Richard Cox
as Jason Wicker
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This is very well told and performed by its actors, and had a strong direction. This can easily be one of the best Television films I have ever seen. Neil Patrick has as always done well in his performance.

Randy Pronk
Randy Pronk

Director's emphasis on the couple's relationship creates an overpowering young love theme that detracts from the actual story. Obviously was made on a low budget and during the '90s, and with those two givens it was not worse than expected. Actual editing and cinematography showed barely enough creativity to justify sitting through the entire thing.

Greg Krueger
Greg Krueger

Cute baby, and a very impressive story. Caring and courage filled young parents. A moving story of two courageous people...excuse me, I mean three courageous people, the baby was brave!

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