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Jerry Shepherd (Paul Walker) and his team of sled dogs help scientists explore Antarctica. But when a medical emergency arises, the man is forced to abandon his faithful pups so he can save human lives. Left on their own, the Huskies must find a way to survive the approaching winter.
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Eight Below is rated PG for some peril and brief mild language.
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Dogs in peril are what your kids will remember most about this film. The pups are left to fend for themselves over the winter, and their initial situation has them tied to a post and unable to escape. During the course of events, they fall from cliffs, and deal with freezing temperatures and storms. The most dramatic moment involves a surprise meeting with an aggressive seal, which bites one of the dogs. Other content concerns involve a man who falls down a crevice and later a cliff and breaks his leg. Two mild expletives are heard. In one scene, a man chews on an unlit cigar. A man and woman kiss a couple of times.
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Also based on a real story, Iron Will follows the courage of a young man who enters a 522-mile-long dog sledding race in hopes of winning enough money to save the family farm. On a more comical note, Snow Dogs is a fish-out-of-water tale about a Miami resident that has to travel to Alaska after he inherits a team of Huskies.
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The heartwarming film Eight Below comes to DVD with commentary by director Frank Marshall and producer Pat Crowley, as well actor Paul Walker and director of photography Don Burgess. Get cuddly with the four-legged stars in the featurette, Running with the Dogs: The Making of Eight Below, and dig through the deleted scenes with the aid of an audio commentary by the director. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.