A family of whales trapped beneath the ice. One unforgettable rescue.
A family of three gray whales trapped beneath the ice in Alaska becomes international news in this rescue adventure, starring Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski and Ted Danson. Based on the Tom Rose novel Freeing the Whales, itself inspired by 1988's Operation Breakthrough.... More
Reporter Adam (Krasinski) is about to be unwillingly reassigned out of Alaska when three gray whales surface in an ice hole. Covering the story gives him an excuse to stay but when it becomes apparent the whales are trapped, his puff piece becomes big news. Spearheading the rescue effort is Greenpeacer Rachel (Barrymore) who has to first battle and then unite international governments, oil tycoons and Inuit locals to save the three trapped whales.Hide
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BY Daphne-Carvalho lister
Turns out it was a reasonably well done movie. Krasinski makes for an appealing reporter buried in Alaska trying to find interesting news items. Barrymore is your stereotypical greenie.
I knew nothing about the original story and found it... More fascinating that so many people with different agendas came together to help that family of whales. One of the best parts was at the end where you see the original characters from the real deal, including the White House.
All in all a warm movie, set in the cold depths of Alaska. Would recommend it as a nice movie the whole family can watch.Hide