Ice Bound

Nature would test her strength. Fate would prove her courage.

Ice Bound
TV Movies, Drama, Distribution

Dr. Jerri Nielsen travels to the international research station at the South Pole to serve as the station's physician. She also wants to get away from the pains and demands of her life and to find peace and solitude. Instead, she faces a daily struggle for survival and a new demon: a rapidly growing lump in her breast. The South Pole residents, 'Polies', gather around her and give her physical and emotional support. With their help she biopsies the lump. When test results indicate cancer, an airdrop is organized. A U.S. cargo plane, which is unable to land because of the cold and darkness, drops equipment and chemo medication. The 'Polies' help administer regular chemo treatments, which help suppress the tumor for a time. When the tumor grows again, a plane is sent down to Antarctica in October, when the weather is still hazardous, to pick up Dr. Nielsen and deliver her for treatments in a U.S. hospital.

 

STARRING
Susan Sarandon
Aidan Devine
Cynthia Mace
Paulino Nunes
Steve Cumyn
 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Harvey Weinstein
Howard Braunstein
Michael Prupas
DIRECTOR
Roger Spottiswoode
PRODUCER
Clara George
Carmen Arndt
RELEASE DATE
4/20/2003
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Pierre Mignot
WRITER
Peter Pruce
Maria Nation
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Muse Entertainment
Jaffe/Braunstein Films Ltd.
Miramax Television
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