Mi rallegra sempre l'avere qualcosa in comune con gente (più o meno) famosa; ad esempio condivido con Kate Beckinsale la passione per i filmacci - io li guardo, lei li interpreta...
Whiteout non diventerà una leggenda del trash, ma è talmente privo di capo e coda da essere sicura fonte di ilarità per l'incauto spettatore.
In una base antartica, dove tutti sono più dediti ai party che non alla ricerca (del resto, chi ti controlla?), una FBI-essa con delle crisi esistenziali indaga su una serie di delitti che porteranno al relitto di un aereo da trasporto sovietico ed al suo misterioso carico.
Sconclusionato all'eccesso, non ci si disturba davvero a cercare il benché minimo senso a quanto viene mostrato, e si passa senza soluzione di continuità da scazzottatte-picconate tra i ghiacci a situazioni alla MacGyver.
Aggiungiamoci che ci si gioca nei primi 10 minuti l'unica scena sensata, ovvero l'usuale Shower Scene Per Far Impennare L'Audience® con i sempre pregevoli culetto-tettine-pancino di Kate (con l'intimo addosso, non esageriamo...), si capisce subito che da lì in avanti il film non avrà più alcun senso - se non per osservare un ottuagenario Tom Skerritt.
Tags: thriller, azione, mistero, drammatico, crimine, aereo, russo, Antartico, base polare, ghiaccio, caduta, omicidio, FBI, indagine, morte, picozza, viaggio, trappola, portello, amputazione, aurora, autopsia, dottore, suicidio, trash.
Regista: Dominic Sena
Scrittore: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Genere: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Valutazione: 5.6/10 (1290 voti)
Durata: 101 min
Paese: USA, Canada, France
- Kate Beckinsale .... Carrie Stetko
- Gabriel Macht .... Robert Pryce
- Tom Skerritt .... Dr. John Fury
- Columbus Short .... Delfy
- Alex O'Loughlin .... Russell Haden
- Shawn Doyle .... Sam Murphy
- Joel S. Keller .... Jack (as Joel Keller)
- Jesse Todd .... Rubin
- Arthur Holden .... McGuire
- Erin Hickock .... Rhonda
U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months.
Trivia random: Shipped to theaters under the code name "Snowbound".
Citazione random: Carrie Stetko: How bad is it?<br />Delfy: Bad enough that you don't want to see.
Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb.
Nome di battesimo: Beckinsale, Kathryn Bailey
Data di nascita: 26 July 1973
Altezza: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Coniuge: Len Wiseman::(9 May 2004 - present)
- Underworld 4 (2011) .... Selene (rumored) [attrice]
- Everybody's Fine (2009) .... Amy [attrice]
- Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) .... Selene [attrice]
- Whiteout (2009) .... Carrie Stetko [attrice]
- Nothing But the Truth (2008) .... Rachel Armstrong [attrice]
- Winged Creatures (2008) .... Carla Davenport [attrice]
- Snow Angels (2007/I) .... Annie Marchand [attrice]
- Vacancy (2007) .... Amy Fox [attrice]
- Click (2006) .... Donna Newman [attrice]
- Underworld: Evolution (2006) .... Selene [attrice]
Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale, born in Nottingham, England. He starred in a number of popular British television comedies during the 1970s, most notably the series "Rising Damp" (1974), "Porridge" (1974) and "The Lovers" (1970). He passed away tragically early in 1979 at the age of 31. Kate attended the private school Godolphin and Latymer School in London for her grade and primary school education. In her teens she twice won the British bookseller W.H. Smith Young Writers' competition - once for three short stories and once for three poems. After a tumultuous adolescence (a bout of anorexia - cured - and a smoking habit which continues to this day), she gradually took up the profession of acting. Her major acting debut came in a TV film about World War II called One Against the Wind (1991) (TV), filmed in Luxembourg during the summer of 1991. It first aired on American television that December. Kate began attending Oxford University's New College in the fall of 1991, majoring in French and Russian literature. She had already decided that she wanted to act, but to broaden her horizons she chose university over drama school. While in her first year at Oxford, Kate received her big break in Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (1993). Kate worked in three other films while attending Oxford, beginning with a part in the medieval historical drama Prince of Jutland (1994), cast as Ethel. The film was shot during the spring of 1993 on location in Denmark, and she filmed her supporting part during New College's Easter break. Later in the summer of that year she played the lead in the contemporary mystery drama Uncovered (1994). Before she went back to school, her third year at university was spent at Oxford's study-abroad program in Paris, France, immersing herself in the French language, Parisian culture and French cigarettes. A year away from the academic community and living on her own in the French capital caused her to re-evaluate the direction of her life. She faced a choice: continue with school or concentrate on her flourishing acting career. After much thought, she chose the acting career. In the spring of 1994 Kate left Oxford, after finishing three years of study. Kate appeared in the BBC/Thames Television satire Cold Comfort Farm (1995) (TV), filmed in London and East Sussex during late summer 1994 and which opened to spectacular reviews in the United States, grossing over $5 million during its American run. It was re-released to U.K. theaters in the spring of 1997. Acting on the stage consumed the first part of 1995; she toured in England with the Thelma Holts Theatre Company production of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull". After turning down several mediocre scripts "and going nearly berserk with boredom", she waited seven months before another interesting role was offered to her. Her big movie of 1995 was the romance/horror movie Haunted (1995), starring opposite Aidan Quinn and John Gielgud, and filmed in West Sussex. In this film she wanted to play "an object of desire", unlike her past performances where her characters were much less the siren and more the worldly innocent. Kate's first film project of 1996 was the British ITV production of Jane Austen's novel Emma (1996) (TV). Her last film of 1996 was the comedy Shooting Fish (1997), filmed at Shepperton Studios in London during early fall. She played the part of Georgie, an altruistic con artist. She had a daughter, Lily, in 1999 with actor Michael Sheen.
Trivia random: Lost out to Juliette Binoche for a part in Wuthering Heights (1992).
Citazione random: Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, No one's being nice enough to me!
Salario massimo: $200,000, per Pearl Harbor (2001)
Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb.
Nome di battesimo: Skerritt, Thomas Alderton
Data di nascita: 25 August 1933
Altezza: 6' (1.83 m)
Coniuge: Julie Tokashiki::(1998 - present), Sue Oran::(1977 - 1992) (divorced) 1 child, Charlotte Shanks::(1957 - 1972) (divorced) 3 children
- Bailey (2010) .... Santa [attore]
- For Sale by Owner (2009) .... Clive Farrier [attore]
- The Velveteen Rabbit (2009) .... Horse [attore]
- Whiteout (2009) .... Dr. John Fury [attore]
- Beer for My Horses (2008) .... Sheriff Wilson Landry [attore]
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008) (TV) .... Gabe Utterson [attore]
- "Killer Wave" (2007) (mini) .... Victor Bannister [attore]
- Bonneville (2006) .... Emmett [attore]
- Desperation (2006) (TV) .... John Edward Marinville [attore]
- Fallen (2006) (TV) .... Zeke [attore]
Lean, ruggedly handsome leading man and supporting actor whose "outdoor" looks have improved with age, Tom Skerritt attended Wayne State University and UCLA, and was first noticed in a UCLA production of "The Rainmaker" before making his movie debut in War Hunt (1962). However, he spent most of the next decade in television, regularly appearing in "Combat!" (1962), "The Virginian" (1962), "Gunsmoke" (1955) and "12 O'Clock High" (1964). Skerritt's next big break was appearing alongside Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould in Robert Altman's biting satire MASH (1970). Several other film roles quickly followed, before he landed the plum role of Capt. Dallas of the ill-fated commercial towing vehicle Nostromo in the creepy sci-fi epic Alien (1979). Skerritt turned up again in another thriller playing a cop hunting a serial killer in the eerie The Dead Zone (1983), as a Navy Officer Flight instructor in Top Gun (1986) , in the six-chick flick Steel Magnolias (1989), and then as the poster boy for a "Guess" Jeans ad campaign utilizing his mature, weather-beaten features. Skerritt didn't neglect his TV background and reappeared on the small screen in "Cheers" (1982), The China Lake Murders (1990) (TV) and picked up an Emmy in 1994 for his performance as Sheriff Brock in the superb series "Picket Fences" (1992). Skerritt has remained continually busy for the past decade, contributing natural, entertaining and reliable performances in TV series, made-for-TV movies and major theatrical releases. He recreated the role of Will Kane in the TV production of High Noon (2000) (TV), and appeared alongside Bruce Willis in the mercenary war drama Tears of the Sun (2003).
Trivia random: Seldom seen on stage, Tom appeared with the late Lee Remick in a performance of "Love Letters" in 1990, her last appearance before her death from cancer. He also performed in the same play with Kathy Baker for several benefits in the Los Angeles area. In 2004 he returned once more as the Stage Manager in a Seattle production of "Our Town".
Citazione random: "It's concentration and luck. There are many prominent people in this business who choose certain types of pictures and play a derivation of a certain character they always play so they are immediately identifiable -- and they are commercially successful because of it. I have never pursued that. I just do films that I would pay five bucks to see."
Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb.