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Bear Island


Time Out says

Despite a better cast than most Alistair MacLean adaptations and an interesting Arctic story about Cold War struggles to dominate the globe by weather control, this fast becomes a dodo with such elements as a former U-Boat base, most of the cast's suspiciously Nazi pasts, and an array of Teutonic accents clearly destined to play a large part in the story. Faced with such silliness, the writers panic and abandon exposition for slug-out set pieces, loud bangs and noisy chases. Left stranded, the cast must have drawn straws for lines like 'This is no place for scientists who can't control themselves'.

Release Details

  • Duration:118 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Don Sharp
  • Screenwriter:David Butler, Don Sharp
  • Cast:
    • Donald Sutherland
    • Vanessa Redgrave
    • Richard Widmark
    • Christopher Lee
    • Barbara Parkins
    • Lloyd Bridges
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