Top 15 Movies Filmed in Alaska by US Box Office

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Lights, Camera, Alaska! Explore the Filming Locations of Iconic Movies in the Land of Ice and Film

Lights, camera, action! You’re in for a reel treat as we take you on a wild adventure through the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska, where the magic of cinema meets the beauty of nature.

Get ready to dive into the world of your favorite movies, as we unveil the hidden gems and captivating filming locations that will make you want to grab your camera and become the star of your own blockbuster!

Alaska, with its awe-inspiring mountains, vast glaciers, and enchanting wilderness, has always attracted filmmakers from around the globe. This icy paradise has played host to countless unforgettable movies over the years, leaving a significant mark on Hollywood history.

But why just watch these movies on your small screen? It’s time to pack your bags, bring your sense of adventure, and embark on a journey to experience the real-life magic of these films.

Key Takeaways:

  • Alaska is not just a travel destination; it’s a movie lover’s dream come true. Immerse yourself in the filming locations of iconic movies and create your own cinematic story against breathtaking backdrops.
  • The filming locations in Alaska offer a unique blend of scenic beauty and cinematic history, making them a must-visit for both movie enthusiasts and nature lovers.
  • Exploring the movie filming locations adds an extra layer of excitement and connection to the movies you love. You’ll feel like you’re walking in the footsteps of your favorite actors and directors, experiencing firsthand the awe-inspiring settings that brought these stories to life.

Picture this: venturing into the depths of Denali National Park, where the hit movie “Into the Wild” captured the raw beauty and captivating solitude of the Alaskan wilderness.

Can you imagine yourself hiking those same trails and getting lost in the wilderness, just like Christopher McCandless? It’s a thrilling adventure waiting to happen!

Or how about strolling along the quaint streets of Skagway, where “The Call of the Wild” unfolded its enchanting tale? Feel the cool breeze as you retrace Buck’s pawprints, and discover the charm of this historic town that served as the backdrop for one of literature’s most beloved stories.

If you’re a fan of nail-biting suspense, journey to Seward and witness the chilling beauty of “Insomnia.” Follow in the footsteps of Detective Will Dormer and try to solve the mystery that unfolded beneath the midnight sun.

But beware, the line between reality and fiction may blur as you explore this hauntingly beautiful coastal town.

Key Takeaways:

  • Visiting movie filming locations in Alaska allows you to step into the shoes of your favorite characters and see the magic of cinema come to life in stunning natural settings.
  • The diverse range of filming locations in Alaska ensures that there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of adventure, romance, or mystery, there’s a movie location that will steal your heart.

So, grab your map, don your explorer hat, and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the captivating world of Alaska’s movies. Let the scenic grandeur and cinematic history transport you to a realm where reality merges with fantasy, and where your own stories begin to unfold.

Remember, the movies are just a glimpse of what awaits you in Alaska. With our guide to the filming locations, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own cinematic adventure and make memories that will last a lifetime. Lights, camera, Alaska—it’s time to write your own script!

Now, get ready to explore the movies filmed in Alaska and start planning your epic adventure! Just scroll down to discover the listicle featuring all the iconic films and where they were shot. Let the movie magic guide your journey!

The Simpsons Movie – US Box Office: USD 183.14 million

Director: David Silverman

Main Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, Albert Brooks, Karl Wiedergott, Marcia Wallace, Russi Taylor, Maggie Roswell, Phil Rosenthal, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool, Mike Dirnt, Joe Mantegna

Release Date: 27 July 2007

Main Plot: The Simpsons Movie is an animated movie released in 2007. Homer adopts a runaway pig from Krusty Burger after Krusty tries to kill it. He named the pig Spider Pig. Thanks to Lisa Simpson, Lake Springfield is now cleaned up from pollution that once ruined it. But Spider Pig’s waste filled up the silo in just two days, with Homer’s help. Homer can’t get to the dump quickly, so he pollutes the waste into the lake. Russ Cargill, an evil boss of the EPA, gives Arnold Schwarzenegger, the US president, five options and forces him to choose four, which will destroy Springfield and prevent evacuation. Homer, together with his family, manage to escape. Will Homer prevent Cargill’s plan to destroy Springfield? 

Famous quotes:

Russ Cargill: Anyone can pick something when they know what it is; It takes real leadership to pick something you’re clueless about.

President Schwarzenegger: Ok, I pick 3!

Russ Cargill: Try again.

President Schwarzenegger: 1!

Russ Cargill: Go higher.

President Schwarzenegger: 5?

Russ Cargill: Too high.

President Schwarzenegger: 3?

Russ Cargill: You already said 3.

President Schwarzenegger: 6?

Russ Cargill: There is no 6.

President Schwarzenegger: 2?

Russ Cargill: Double it.

President Schwarzenegger: 4!

Russ Cargill: As you wish, sir.

Marge Simpson: Homer, you have to go out there, face that mob, and apologize for what you did.

Homer Simpson: I would, but I’m afraid if I open the door, they’ll take all of you!

Carl: No we won’t. We just want Homer!

Homer Simpson: Well, maybe not you, but they’ll kill Grandpa!

Grampa: I’m part of the mob!

Chief Wiggum: [sees Fat Tony and his mobsters dragging a body wrapped in a sheet to the lake] Uh sorry, sorry, no dumping in the lake!

Fat Tony: Fine, I will put my *yard trimmings* in a car compactor.

[he and the mobsters walk off with the body]

Lou: Uh, Chief, I think there was a dead body in there.

Chief Wiggum: I thought that too, until he said yard trimmings. You gotta learn to listen, Lou.

Sequel: The Simpsons Movie 2

Fun Fact about The Simpsons Movie:

  • The script for the voice work was to be kept so secret that the producers personally shredded the script after every voicing session.

The Proposal (I) – US Box Office: USD 163.96 million

Director: Anne Fletcher

Main Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White, Denis O’Hare, Malin Akerman, Oscar Nuñez, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Nouri, Michael Mosley, Dale Place, Alicia Hunt, Alexis Garcia, Kortney Adams, Chris Whitney, Lee Wesley, Gregg Edelman

Release Date: 19 June 2009

Filming Locations: Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Massachusetts, USA; Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, USA; Rockport, Massachusetts, USA; Newport, Rhode Island, USA; Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

Main Plot: The Proposal is a movie released in 2009 about a pushy boss who forced her assistant to marry her to get her visa and prevent deportation. For three years, Andrew Paxton worked hard as an assistant to his boss Margaret Tate, editor at a New York publishing company. When his boss, Margaret, a Canadian, faces a problem with his expired visa that will lead to her deportation, she proposes to Andrew: to marry her. Andrew then agrees in exchange for a promotion. A skeptical INS agent was assigned to test the couple’s legibility the next Monday. Andrew planned to come home that weekend for his grandma’s 90th birthday, and Margaret went home with him and flew home to Sitka, Alaska. In there, they met his mom, dad, and grandma. Family dynamics take over, the tension between Andrew and his dad, an ex-girlfriend trying to be in the picture, Andrew’s problem with Margaret, and Margaret’s true color shows the next day, and the INS is ready to file a lawsuit against Andrew.

Famous quotes:

Andrew Paxton: Three days ago, I loathed you. I used to dream about you getting hit by a cab. Then we had our little adventure up in Alaska and things started to changed. Things changed when we kissed. And when you told me about your tattoo. Even when you checked me out when we were naked. But I didn’t realize any of this, until I was standing alone… in a barn… wifeless. Now, you could imagine my disappointment when it suddenly dawned on me that the woman I love is about to be kicked out of the country. So Margaret, marry me, because I’d like to date you.

Margaret Tate: I am not getting in that boat!

Andrew Paxton: Fine, see you in three days.

Margaret Tate: You know I can’t swim!

Andrew Paxton: Hence… the boat.

Margaret Tate: What am I allergic to?

Andrew Paxton: Pine nuts, and the full spectrum of human emotion.

Margaret Tate: [surprised to see Andrew at her office] Why are you panting?

Andrew Paxton: Cause I’ve been running.

Margaret Tate: From Alaska.

Andrew Paxton: We’ll tell my family about our engagement when I want and how I want. Now, ask me nicely.

Margaret Tate: Ask you nicely what?

Andrew Paxton: Ask me nicely to marry you… Margaret.

Margaret Tate: What does that mean?

Andrew Paxton: You heard me. On your knee.

Margaret Tate: [she kneels] Fine. Does this work for you?

Andrew Paxton: Oh, I like this. Yeah.

Margaret Tate: Here you go. Will you marry me?

Andrew Paxton: No. Say it like you mean it.

Margaret Tate: Andrew.

Andrew Paxton: Yes, Margaret.

Margaret Tate: Sweet Andrew.

Andrew Paxton: I’m listening.

Margaret Tate: Would you please, with cherries on top, marry me?

Andrew Paxton: Ok. I don’t appreciate the sarcasm, but I’ll do it. See you at the airport tomorrow.

Fun Fact about The Proposal (I):

  • Betty White almost turned down her role in the film because filming would require her to spend ten weeks away from her golden retriever.

Pacific Rim – US Box Office: USD 101.80 millions

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Main Cast: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Diego Klattenhoff, Burn Gorman, Burn Gorman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Ron Perlman, Brad William Henke, Larry Joe Campbell, Mana Ashida, Santiago Segura, Joe Pingue, Milton Barnes, Brian Frank, Ellen McLain

Release Date: 12 July 2013

Filming Locations: Papenburger Meyer Shipyard, Lower Saxony, Germany; Pinewood Toronto Studios, Port Lands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Richard L. Hearn Generating Station – 440 Unwin Avenue, Port Lands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Bluffer’s Park – Brimley Road S, Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Main Plot: Pacific Film was released in the year 2013. A war between humankind and sea creatures arises, and a former pilot and a trainee are assigned to prevent a calamity from happening. When a monster creature called Kaiju started to appear from the sea, a war began because it was planning to kill millions of people and destroy humanity’s resources. To fight against this giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was invented, massive robots called Jaegers. The Jaegers were controlled by the two pilots whose minds were locked into a neural bridge. But even these robots seem like no defense in front of the sea creature. On the verge of defeat, humankind must find another way to fight against Kaiju. With that, former Jaeger Pilot Raleigh Becket is reactivated as part of a desperate move to destroy the portal.

Famous quotes:

Stacker Pentecost: Today. Today… At the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today there is not a man nor woman in here that shall stand alone. Not today. Today we face the monsters that are at our door and bring the fight to them! Today, we are *canceling* the apocalypse!

Herc Hansen: Now, you and I are the only thing standin’ between that ugly bastard and a city of 2 million people! Now we have a choice here: we either sit and wait, or we take these flare guns and do something really stupid.

Stacker Pentecost: One: don’t you ever touch me again. Two: don’t you ever touch me again. Now, you have no idea who the hell I am, or where I’ve come from, and I’m not about to tell you my whole life story. All I need to be to you and everybody on this dome is a fixed point. The last man standing. I do not need your sympathy or your admiration. All I need is your compliance and your fighting skills. And if I can’t get that, then you can go back to the wall that I found you crawling on. Do I make myself clear?

[Raleigh nods. Stacker turns his head away and gestures to his ear. Beckett grimaces, leans closer, and speaks]

Raleigh Becket: Yes, sir.

Stacker Pentecost: Good.

Stacker Pentecost: Haven’t you heard, Mr. Beckett? The world is coming to an end. So where would you rather die? Here? Or in a Jaeger?

Raleigh Becket: Wait. I think this guy’s dead. But let’s check for a pulse.

Mako Mori: Okay.

[They turn the Jaeger around and fire the plasma cannon into the Kaiju four more times, exploding its chest]

Raleigh Becket: No pulse.

Sequel: Pacific Rim Uprising

Fun Fact about Pacific Rim:

  • Approximately a hundred Kaijus and a hundred Jaegers were designed, but only a fraction appeared in the film. Every week, the filmmakers held a vote for their favorites.

Snow Dogs – US Box Office: USD 81.17 millions

Director: Brian Levant

Main Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Sisqó, Nichelle Nichols, M. Emmet Walsh, Graham Greene, Brian Doyle-Murray, Joanna Bacalso, Jean Michel Paré, Michael Bolton, Jason Pouliotte, David Boyce, Frank C. Turner, Ron Small, Alison Matthews, Jascha Washington, Christopher Judge, Lisa Dahling

Release Date: 18 January 2002

Filming Locations: Canmore, Alberta, Canada; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Vancouver International Airport, Sea Island, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Miami, Florida, USA

Main Plot: Snow Dogs is a movie released in the year 2002. When Miami dentist Ted Brooks got the news about his biological mother’s died and that he was mentioned in her will, he went back to Alaska to claim his inheritance. He went to Alaska and was surprised about what he was expecting to get versus the one he was getting. Instead of a large amount of money, Ted receives his mother’s inherit gems, the pack of rowdy sled dogs, and her property. Although the dogs somewhat have something for Ted, he decides to keep the dogs and use them to race in the local race, the Arctic Challenge, offending a mountain man who wants the dogs. What happens next is a comedy showing how Ted learns to raise the sled dogs

Famous quotes:

Amelia: [on phone] Hey, honey. How’s Alaska?

Ted: Oh, just great. Everything’s white. Including my father!

George: [reading will] “To Barb, my dear friend and boss, I give my shearling coat, which kept me warmer than any man ever did.”

George: I’m an attorney, the justice of the peace and a bush pilot. A classic triple threat.

George: [reading will] “First, to Peter Yellowbear, my neighbor and fellow snow golfer, I leave my lucky putter. But don’t expect it to improve your game.”

Thunder Jack: I can’t believe you actually bit that dog on the ear.

Ted: But that’s what everyone says you’re supposed to do.

Thunder Jack: Well, sure, but… I never met a man dumb enough to do it!

Sequel: Snow Dogs 2

Fun Fact about Snow Dogs: 

  • Many of the dogs in this movie later went on to appear in Eight Below (2006).

Insomnia – US Box Office: USD 67.36 millions

Director: Christopher Nolan

Main Cast: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan, Oliver ‘Ole’ Zemen, Paul Dooley, Nicky Katt, Larry Holden, Jay Brazeau, Lorne Cardinal, James Hutson, Andrew Campbell, Paula Shaw, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Tasha Simms, Maura Tierney, Jonathan Jackson, Malcolm Boddington

Release Date: 24 May 2002

Filming Locations: Alaska, USA; Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada; Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada; Valdez, Alaska, USA; Hyder, Alaska, USA

Main Plot: Insomnia was a movie about the life of detectives and how they investigate a mass murder. Two Los Angeles homicide detectives were assigned to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set. In Nightmute, Alaska, seventeen-year-old Kay Connel was found dead, murdered. The local Nightmute police chief and two LA Roberry Homicide police detectives were assigned to investigate. Despite being outstanding in this profession, Dormer and Eckhart face some work-related issues back in LA. In Nightmute, Dormer has a major case of insomnia because of the constant midnight sun and the secret he’s keeping. Insomnia made him see unreal things. Something that he’s not dreaming about is the murderer reaching out to him. Telling him about the murders and everything that is happening to Dormer. They begin to conspire to keep secrets, but the ambitious local detective, Ellie Burr, might unblur the story.

Famous quotes:

Will Dormer: You don’t get it do you, Finch? You’re my job. You’re what I’m paid to do. You’re about as mysterious to me as a blocked toilet is to a fucking plumber. Reasons for doing what you did? Who gives a fuck?

Ellie Burr: A good cop can’t sleep because he’s missing a piece of the puzzle. And a bad cop can’t sleep because his conscience won’t let him.

[last lines]

Will Dormer: Let me sleep.

Rachel Clement: There are two kinds of people who live in Alaska: the ones who are born here and the ones who come here to escape something else. I wasn’t born here.

Rachel Clement: I guess it’s about what you thought was right at the time. Then, what you’re willing to live with.

Sequel: Insomnia 2: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead 

Fun Fact about Insomnia:

  • As of 2020, this is the only film directed by Christopher Nolan in which Nolan does not have an official writing credit – even though he wrote the final draft of the screenplay himself.

Resident Evil: Afterlife – US Box Office: USD 60.13 million

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Main Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe, Sienna Guillory, Kacey Clarke, Norman Yeung, Fulvio Cecere, Bola Olubowale, Christopher Kano, Tatsuya Goke, Nobuya Shimamoto, Peter Kosaka, Denis Akiyama

Release Date: 10 September 2010

Filming Locations: Oshawa Municipal Airport, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; Department of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Toronto-Scarborough Campus, Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Main Plot: Resident Evil: Afterlife is released in the year 2010. Alice continues to rescue the remaining zombie outbreak survivors after she destroys the Umbrella Corporation in Tokyo. She heads to Arcadia, Alaska, for a possible encounter with the other survivors. Alice also seeks the broadcasted message that offers security, safety, shelter, food, and no epidemic. She reaches her destination only to find Claire wearing a strange device on her chest and has no memory. Alice manages to destroy the device and flies with Claire to Los Angeles, where she sees survivors on the rooftop of a prison asking for rescue. It is a trap for Alice and Claire because their leader Luther West that Arcadia was a ship that stopped broadcasting the message a couple of days ago. Alice and Claire then team up to help the survivors get into the vessel since the group of zombies is approaching them.

Famous quotes:

Albert Wesker: [During Alice Clone battle] Tell security to flood the the main entrance with nerve gas.

Umbrella Sergeant: Sir, our men are still up there.

Albert Wesker: [Wesker shoots the Japanese Umbrella employee in the head] Any more questions?

Luther West: Nice landing.

Alice: I think technically it’s called crashing.

Alice: Umbrella.

Claire Redfield: Of course. I remember them coming for us.

Alice: This whole thing, Arcadia, was a lie.

Claire Redfield: No, it’s worse than that. It’s a trap.

Claire Redfield: Alice, you were my friend?

Alice: I like to think so.

Claire Redfield: Was I a good person?

Alice: Why would you ask that?

Claire Redfield: I don’t know, I just, I have this feeling that I let people down.

Alice: You’re not the only one.

Claire Redfield: What do you mean?

Alice: We struggle, we fight, we watch our friends die. Survival is a bitch.

Albert Wesker: [Upon expecting Alice to enter his chamber] Well, this is a pleasant surprise.

Sequel: Resident Evil: Retribution; Resident Evil: The Final Chapter; Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City; Resident Evil: Degeneration; Resident Evil: Vendetta

Fun Fact about Resident Evil: Afterlife:

  • During filming, Milla Jovovich accidentally shot out a $100,000 camera.

The Grey – US Box Office: USD 51.58 million

Director: Joe Carnahan

Main Cast: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Dale, Ben Hernandez Bray, Anne Openshaw, Peter Girges, Jonathan Bitonti, James Bitonti, Ella Kosor, Jacob Blair, Lani Gelera, Larissa Stadnichuk

Release Date: 11 January 2012

Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Smithers, British Columbia, Canada

Main Plot: The Grey is a movie about oil workers in Alaska and how tragic event happens to them while they are on their way home. A group of Alaskan oil workers finds themselves in the wilderness after their plane crashes. As the workers try to make a camp around the broken plane, they feel something like they are being watched. In this wilderness, there are lots of wild creatures that you might encounter. The plane crashed near the wolf’s den, which is why this creature attacked them. As the wolves follow them, John Ottway, one of the survivors, starts to see these people as actual people. As the wolf picks them up one by one, what is the possible way for them to survive?

Famous quotes:

[repeated lines]

Ottway: Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I’ll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.

Ottway: [writing his suicide letter] There’s not a second that goes by when I’m not thinking of you in some way. I want to see your face. Feel your hands in mine. Feel you against me. But I know that will never be. You left me, and I can’t get you back… I move like I imagine the damned do, cursed. I feel like it’s only a matter of time… I don’t know why I’m writing this, I don’t know what can come of it. I know I can’t get you back. I don’t know why this has happened to us. I feel like it’s me. Bad luck. Poison. I’ve stopped doing this world any real good.

Diaz: I got a book. It’s called “We’re all fucked”. It’s a bestseller.

Ottway: My dad was not without love… but a cliched Irish motherfucker when he wanted to be. Drinker, brawler, all that stuff. Never shed a tear. Saw weakness everywhere. But he had this thing for poems… poetry. Reading them, quoting them. Probably thought it rounded him off, you know. His way of apologizing, I guess. And there was one that hung over the desk in his den. It was only when I was a lot older, I realized he had written it. It was untitled, four lines. I read it at his funeral. “Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I’ll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.”

[first lines]

Ottway: A job at the end of the world. A salaried killer for a big petroleum company. I don’t know why I did half the things I’ve done, but I know this is where I belong, surrounded by my own. Ex-cons, fugitives, drifters, assholes. Men unfit for mankind.

Fun Fact about The Grey:

  • According to Liam Neeson’s account, the temperatures were as low as -40 degrees Celsius (-40 degrees Fahrenheit) in Smithers, British Columbia, where the film was shot. The snow storms/scenes were prevailing weather conditions and not a cinematic illusion produced with CGI (interview: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.70 (2012)). The cast wore thermals under their costumes for additional protection.

Firefox – US Box Office: USD 46.71 million

Director: Clint Eastwood

Main Cast: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman, Warren Clarke, Ronald Lacey, Kenneth Colley, Klaus Löwitsch, Nigel Hawthorne, Stefan Schnabel, Thomas Hill, Clive Merrison, Kai Wulff, Dimitra Arliss, Austin Willis, Michael Currie, James Staley, Ward Costello, Alan Tilvern

Release Date: 18 June 1982

Filming Locations: Vienna, Austria; Zeltweg, Steiermark, Austria; Thule Air Base, Qaanaaq, Greenland; Hat Creek, California, USA; March Air Reserve Base, California, USA

Main Plot: The Firefox was a 1982 movie. Firefox is a high-technology fighter plane built by the Soviet Union. A fighter that flies at six times the speed of any other plane. Due to this speed, it is undetectable to radar and has a new weapon control that the mind can control. As soon as the pilot detects a threat, visually or on a scope, his thought will activate and target the threat with a missile without pushing so many buttons. Mass production of the MiG31 will give Russians a great advantage. Vietnam veteran Mitchell Gant, a former USSR, forced him to do it even though the chances of success were slim. Gant begins to pretend to be a man who the Soviets are investigating. Now Gant will run the gauntlet of Russian defense after stealing the aircraft to Russia.

Famous quotes:

Upenskoy: Gant, can you fly that plane? Really fly it?

Maj. Gant: Yeah, I can fly it. I’m the best there is.

Priabin: [speaking of Mitchell Gant] Obviously, sir, he knows our planes, our aircraft, as well as anyone. He would be a good choice for sabotage or analysis of information. But, perhaps he intends a close inspection of the MiG-31!

Col. Kontarsky: [realizing Priabin is implying that Gant may steal the MiG-31] He *cannot* be here for *that*!

Priabin: [realizing he may be right] No sir. Surely not! He couldn’t hope to get away with it!

Col. Kontarsky: Thank you, Dmitri, thank you. Well done.

[to his lieutenants]

Col. Kontarsky: Arrest Baronovich and the others now! And no one is to be let near the aircraft! No one! You understand?

[explosions rock the hangar, alarm bells sound]

Col. Kontarsky: [stunned] No!

Upenskoy: Don’t say anything. Your words would be useless, maybe even insulting. Just fly the damn plane.

Upenskoy: Fighting city hall, as you put it, is a freedom we do not enjoy.

Maj. Gant: [to Upenskoy] Don’t you Jews ever get tired of fighting City Hall?

Fun Fact about Firefox: 

  • The footage of the “Mother One” submarine breaking the surface was recycled from Ice Station Zebra (1968).

30 Days of Night – US Box Office: USD 39.57 millions

Director: David Slade

Main Cast: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Mark Boone Junior, Mark Rendall, Amber Sainsbury, Manu Bennett, Megan Franich, Joel Tobeck, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Nathaniel Lees, Craig Hall, Chic Littlewood, Peter Feeney, Min Windle, Camille Keenan, Jack Walley

Release Date: 19 October 2007

Filming Locations: Auckland, New Zealand; Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Waitakere, Auckland Region, New Zealand; Hobsonville Aerodrome, Hobsonville, Auckland, New Zealand; Waiorau Snow Farm, Cadrona Valley, Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand; Henderson Valley Studios, Hickory Avenue, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

Main Plot: 30 Days of Night is a movie about an isolated Alaskan town covered with darkness for a month every year when the sun sets. In Barrow, Alaska, seventy percent of the population of five hundred and some travels on the day of the last sunset since the town will be left behind because it will be dark, without sunlight, for the whole month. Sheriff Eben Oleson and Deputy Billy Kitka found several cell phones burned on the road. Then they received a call from a local caretaker that all his dogs were dead. Afterward, Eben finds the operator of the cell tower decollates. He then arrested an offender, and the stranger scared him by saying, “they are coming, and the people will be dead”. Soon they discover vampires who plan to kill all the townspeople; some survivors hide for their safety and wait for the next sunrise.

Famous quotes:

Marlow: [speaking in vampire language] When man meets a force he can’t destroy, he destroys himself. What a plague you are.

Kirsten Toomey: [crying] Please, God. Please…

Marlow: [speaking in vampire language] God?

[Marlow looks around, and then after a long pause he stares into Kirsten’s eyes]

Marlow: [coldly, in English] No god.

Sheriff Eben Oleson: Hell of a day.

The Stranger: Just you wait.

[after tearing into someone’s throat]

Little Girl Vampire: I’m done playing with this one. You want to play with me now?
Marlow: [speaking in vampire language] There is no escape. No hope. Only hunger and pain.

Sequel: 30 Days of Night: Dark Days

Fun Fact about 30 Days of Night:

  • The vampires speak a completely original language. It was created for the film with the help of a linguistics professor at a New Zealand university.

On Deadly Ground – US Box Office: USD 38.59 million

Director: Steven Seagal

Main Cast: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, Shari Shattuck, Billy Bob Thornton, Richard Hamilton, Chief Irvin Brink, Apanguluk Charlie Kairaiuak, Elsie Pistolhead, John Trudell, Mike Starr, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Jules Desjarlais, Moses Wassillie, Nanny Kagak, Irvin Kershner

Release Date: 18 February 1994

Filming Locations: Fletcher Oil Refinery – 24721 Main Street, Carson, California, USA; Wenatchee National Forest, Washington, USA; Carson, California, USA; Cody, Wyoming, USA; Valdez, Alaska, USA

Main Plot: On Deadly Ground is a movie about an environmental agent Forrest Taft who works for Aegis Oil in Alaska and discovers his boss’s corrupt and dirty move in business. Aegis Oil’s corrupt CEO Michael Jennings is the kind of person who doesn’t care about whether he destroys the environment while doing business as long as it benefits him. He even makes commercials where he acts as if he cares about nature, but in reality, he’s also one of the destroyers. Jennings project, AEGIS-1, is almost finished within 13 days if not, the land rights will be returned back to Eskimos and the Alaskan Government. And then Jennings discovers about the disk that Palmer, Taft’s best friend, was keeping. It has all the information about the low-quality equipment that Jennings used. That is when he ordered his men to kill Palmer, Taft tried to interfere, and Jennings also targeted him. Then Masu comes to his rescue, an Eskimo girl who has a tribe that also helps them to get back to AEGIS-1 before anything bad happens to the forest.

Famous quotes:

Michael Jennings: [seeing all his workers fleeing for their lives] You’re a bunch of GUTLESS PRICKS! ALL OF YOU!

Michael Jennings: [seeing a worker close to him running away] You! Come help me!

Oil worker: FUCK YOU!

Michael Jennings: You yellow BASTARD!

McGruder: Who the fuck is he?

Michael Jennings: You wanna know who he is? Try this: delve down into the deepest bowels of your soul. Try to imagine the ultimate fucking nightmare. And that won’t come close to this son of a bitch when he gets pissed.

Stone: My guy in D.C. tells me that we are not dealing with a student here, we’re dealing with the Professor. Any time the military has an operation that can’t fail, they call this guy in to train the troops, OK? He’s the kind of guy that would drink a gallon of gasoline so he could piss in your campfire! You could drop this guy off at the Arctic Circle wearing a pair of bikini underwear, without his toothbrush, and tomorrow afternoon he’s going to show up at your pool side with a million dollar smile and fist full of pesos. This guy’s a professional, you got me? If he reaches this rig, we’re all gonna be nothing but a big goddamned hole right in the middle of Alaska. So let’s go find him and kill him and get rid of the son of a bitch!

Michael Jennings: Go ahead! Shoot me, go on! SHOOT ME, you fucking COWARD! You haven’t got the fucking GUTS!

Forrest Taft: I wouldn’t dirty my bullets.

Liles: Alaska is a Third World country. It’s just one we happen to own.

Fun Facts about On Deadly Ground:

  • Producer and Director Steven Seagal filmed almost 40 minutes of footage for the environmental message at the end of this movie, and planned to use it all in the final cut. After pressure from Warner Brothers and a disastrous preview screening, where audience members booed, laughed, and made obscene gestures for the entire sequence, Seagal cut the final scene down to about seven minutes.

White Fang (I) – US Box Office: USD 34.79 millions

Director: Randal Kleiser

Main Cast: Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jed, Seymour Cassel, Susan Hogan, James Remar, Bill Moseley, Clint Youngreen, Pius Savage, Aaron Hotch, Charles Jimmie Sr., Clifford Fossman, Irvin Sogge, Tom Fallon, Dick Mackey, Suzanne Kent, Robert Hoelen, George Rogers

Release Date: 18 January 1991

Filming Locations: Haines, Alaska, USA; Skagway, Alaska, USA

Main Plot: White Fang is a 1991 movie about the adventure of Jack London. Jack Conroy is a young gold hunter who finds gold in the snowiest desert in Alaska. One day, while on the hunt for gold, he happens to see a cruel man who’s treating his dog unfairly. Jack saved the mixed dog-wolf and named it White Fang because of its sharp white teeth. Being together, even for a little time, a friendship develops. White Fang was left alone when a hunter killed his mother’s dog. After being in Jack’s custody, White Fang was taken away by a man who then put Fang into an illegal dog fighting pen to fight against other dogs. White Fang becomes a professional dogfighter. And after a long time of being apart, Jack and White Fang unexpectedly meet, and they renew their lost friendship. When criminals tried to harm Jack, White Fang was the one who saved him.

Famous quotes:

[about Jack]

Skunker: What’s he doing?

Alex Larson: Cleaning his teeth.

Skunker: How’d they get dirty?

[They have just finished burying Dutch]

Alex Larson: Let’s move out.

Jack Conroy: Aren’t you going to say anything?

Alex Larson: [pause] You know what?

Jack Conroy: What?

Alex Larson: I never really liked the bastard.

Jack Conroy: What’s his name?

Grey Beaver: Mia Tuk.

Jack Conroy: What’s that mean?

Grey Beaver: White Fang.

Alex Larson: Belinda! Feed the dogs.

Jack Conroy: Man, you’re romantic, aren’t you?

Jack Conroy: Is there any good reason why we can’t just bury him here? I don’t think he’ll know the difference.

Alex Larson: I gave him my word.

Sequel: White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf

Fun Fact about White Fang (I):

  • Jed (White Fang) also played the dog/alien in John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982). His previous appearance was in The Journey of Natty Gann (1985). Gary Winkler’s Alaskan Malamute “Teddy Bear” appeared on the film’s poster when it premiered in theaters.

The Edge – US Box Office: USD 27.78 million

Director: Lee Tamahori

Main Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau, Bart the Bear, L.Q. Jones, Kathleen Wilhoite, David Lindstedt, Mark Kiely, Eli Gabay, Larry Musser, Brian Arnold, Bob Boyd, Kelsa Kinsly, Gordon Tootoosis, Randy Birch, Lawrence Lefebvre, Bennato Pennella

Release Date: 26 September 1997

Filming Locations: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada; Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada; Canmore, Alberta, Canada; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Fortress Ski Resort, Alberta, Canada

Main Plot: The Edge is a 1997 movie about a smart billionaire and two other men who struggle to fight in the wilderness after being trapped and hunted by a wild bear. Billionaire Charles Morse goes to Alaska to accompany his supermodel wife, Mickey, for a photo shoot in Alaska. A professional photographer, Robert Green, will do the shoot. Then the team looked for a good spot to take photos and crashed into the woods. They fly into this wild location for a good spot but crash into a lake. There they encounter a wild bear that keeps on hunting them, and the only thing they must do is keep themselves safe and alive. But not with Charles. Because the smart man is suspicious about the real relationship between his wife and the photographer.

Famous quotes:

[about Jack]

Skunker: What’s he doing?

Alex Larson: Cleaning his teeth.

Skunker: How’d they get dirty?

[They have just finished burying Dutch]

Alex Larson: Let’s move out.

Jack Conroy: Aren’t you going to say anything?

Alex Larson: [pause] You know what?

Jack Conroy: What?

Alex Larson: I never really liked the bastard.

Jack Conroy: What’s his name?

Grey Beaver: Mia Tuk.

Jack Conroy: What’s that mean?

Grey Beaver: White Fang.

Alex Larson: Belinda! Feed the dogs.

Jack Conroy: Man, you’re romantic, aren’t you?

Jack Conroy: Is there any good reason why we can’t just bury him here? I don’t think he’ll know the difference.

Alex Larson: I gave him my word.

Fun Fact about The Edge:

  • Sir Anthony Hopkins had a brush with death during filming in Alberta. He was taking painkillers for a neck problem. He fell into a river and didn’t feel how cold he was becoming until he began to suffer from hypothermia. He had to be rushed to the hospital to be treated.

The Fourth Kind – US Box Office: USD 25.46 million

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi

Main Cast: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Corey Johnson, Enzo Cilenti, Eric Loren, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Raphaël Coleman, Daphne Alexander, Alisha Seaton, Tyne Rafaeli, Paul Stefanov, Kiera McMaster, Sara Houghton, Julian Vergov, Ioan Karamfilov, Charlotte Milchard

Release Date: 6 November  2009

Filming Locations: Bulgaria; New Boyana Film Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria; Sofia, Bulgaria; Vitosha, Bulgaria; Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Main Plot: The Fourth Kind is a 2009 movie about an ongoing mystery in Alaska and the unexplainable disappearance of the people. In 1972, a scale of measurement was used for Alien encounters. When a UFO was said to be seen, they called it the first kind. And when they collected some evidence about the said encounter, they called it the second kind. And when the encounter finally happens, it is called the third kind. But when an abduction happens, it is called the fourth kind. In Alaska, in the year 1960, numerous times of reports were filed about a missing person simultaneously happening every year. Despite the FBI’s investigation, they never found any lead or even a small clue about what truly happened. Living in Alaska after the mysterious death of his husband, psychologist Abigail Emily Tyler decided to go on about her research with clients who suffer from insomnia and amnesia after seeing a white owl. During this session, she discovered some disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented. The Fourth Kind exposes the terrified experiences of those who witnessed the abduction.

Famous quotes:

Abbey Tyler: An encounter in the first kind, that’s when you see a UFO. The second kind is when you see evidence of it: crop circles, radiation. The third kind is when you make contact. But the fourth kind, there’s nothing more frightening than the fourth. You see, that one is when they abduct you.

[first lines]

Abbey Tyler: I’m actress Milla Jovovich, and I will be portraying Dr. Abigail Tyler in The Fourth Kind. This film is a dramatization of events that occurred October 1st through the 9th of 2000, in the Northern Alaskan town of Nome. To better explain the events of this story, the director has included actual archived footage throughout the film. This footage was acquired from Nome psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler, who has personally documented over 65 hours of video and audio materials during the time of the incidents. To better protect their privacy, we have changed the names and professions of many of the people involved. Every dramatized scene in this movie is supported by either archived audio, video or as it was related by Dr. Tyler during extensive interviews with the director. In the end, what you believe is yours to decide. Please be advised, that some of what you’re about to see is extremely disturbing.

Abbey Tyler: In the end, what you believe is yours to decide.

Deputy Ryan: It’s pulling them out of the house. It’s taking them.

real Abbey Tyler: [suppressing strong emotions] I believe the things I’ve seen, the presence I’ve felt inside of me, is beyond anything you can imagine. It was hopelessness. So, it cannot be God, but it can, it can pretend to be.

Fun Fact about The Fourth Kind:

  • “The Fourth Kind” refers to scientist J. Allen Hynek’s famous categories involving the sightings of UFOs. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) also referred to this scale.

Big Miracle – US Box Office: USD 20.11 million

Director: Ken Kwapis

Main Cast: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney, John Chase, Ishmael Angalook Hope, Othniel ‘Anaqulutuq’ Oomittuk Jr., Andy Daly, Thomas R. Daly, Maliaq Kairaiuak, Jeffrey Evan, Ted Danson, Randy Eledge, Thom Van Dorp, Tim Blake Nelson, Stephen Root, Maury Ginsberg, Kelly Lee Williams

Release Date: 3 February 2012

Filming Locations: Barrow, Alaska, USA; Fort Richardson, Alaska, USA; Alaska SeaLife Center – 301 Railway Ave, Seward, Alaska, USA; Anchorage, Alaska, USA; Alaska, USA

Main Plot: Big Miracle was a movie in 2012. In the year 1988 month of October, Adam Carlson, a reporter for local news, was in Barrow researching the local cultural color of northern Alaska. While researching and filming anything that might be included in this documentary, he spots three California whales in the distance, a father, a mother, and a whale son stuck in thick ice earlier than the usual winter. They are looking weary by keeping a small hole in the ice for them to survive. The professional and cultural data received tell that these whales won’t survive for more days without getting into the water five miles from where the whales were stuck. The documented scene of Alex, including these whales, caught the interest of many viewers and concerned citizens. One of these was a Greenpeace Anchorage-based, Rachel Kramer, who happens to be Alex’s ex-girlfriend. Rachel will do anything to save the whales and even fight against those government officials who tried to manipulate things. 

Famous quotes:

Adam Carlson: I think Barrow might have one great story left in her.

Adam Carlson: [Rachel approaches the hole in the ice for the first time; one whale pokes it’s head out of the water] Rachel, I’d like you to meet Fred.

Rachel Kramer: Hi Fred!

Adam Carlson: [second whale pops up] … and Wilma.

Rachel Kramer: Good morning, Wilma! You’re beautiful!

Adam Carlson: [third whale, the baby, comes up] And this, is Bam Bam!

Rachel Kramer: Hi Bam Bam! Wait… wasn’t Pebbles Fred and Wilma’s kid?

Adam Carlson: Yeah, but Pebbles was also a girl.

Jill Jerard: [Doing a news report on the ice] Cut! God, my feet are numb. These boots are useless.

Jill Jerard: [motions to Nathan]

Jill Jerard: Hey kid, you still got that cardboard?

Nathan: I sold it to the other guy. But I can still get more! It’s forty now, though.

Jill Jerard: Forty dollars?

Nathan: Shipping and handling.

Jill Jerard: …Shipping and handling?

Nathan: [smirks] It’s not my first rodeo, either.

Adam Carlson: [Adam sits down across from Jill at a restaurant; looks at the menu] I usually get the breakfast burrito, which is fantastic… but the pile o’ pancakes with a side of ham steak is tempting. What do you think I should get?

Fun Fact about Big Miracle:

  • The sportscaster shown at the end of the archived news clip is a young Sarah Palin.

Into the Wild – US Box Office: USD 18.35 million

Director: Sean Penn

Main Cast: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian H. Dierker, Kristen Stewart, Hal Holbrook, Jim Gallien, James O’Neill, Malinda McCollum, Paul Knauls, Zach Galifianakis, Craig Mutsch, Jim Beidler, John Decker, John Hofer

Release Date: 19 October 2007

Filming Locations: Astoria, Oregon, USA; Healy, Alaska, USA; Yuma, Arizona, USA; Beaverton, Oregon, USA; Niland, California, USA

Main Plot: Into the Wild is a movie of adventure about the life of a top student after graduation. Chris McClandes, a top student at Emory University, abandons his hobbies, gives away his savings to a charity, and moves to Alaska to live in the Wilderness. He wants to experience new things and seeks pleasure along with the joy of finding his life’s purpose. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that help him to see life differently. These people also want to find their own happiness in the wilderness.

Famous quotes:

Christopher McCandless: [written into book] Happiness only real when shared.

Christopher McCandless: When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it.

Christopher McCandless: I read somewhere how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong… but to feel strong.

Christopher McCandless: Mr. Franz, I think careers are a 20th century invention and I don’t want one.

[first title card]

Title Card: There is a pleasure in the pathless woods; / There is a rapture on the lonely shore; / There is society, where none intrudes, / By the deep sea, and music in its roar; / I love not man the less, but Nature more… / – Lord Byron

Sequel: Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story

Fun Fact about Into the Wild:

  • Jim Gallien, the Alaskan who gave Chris the rubber boots in the opening scene, plays himself.

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