Starring Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Barbara Parkins and Lloyd Bridges, "Bear Island" (also known as "Isola della paura, L'", "Alistair MacLean's Bear Island", "Bäreninsel in der Hölle der Arktis, Die") is an Adventure/Thriller film directed by Don Sharp, and written by Murray Smith (additional material), released in August of 1980 in the USA.
Below freezing and beyond fear... Will anyone survive its terror?
Who directed "Bear Island":
Bear Island was directed by Don Sharp, an Australian director, writer, actor, and producer.
Before Bear Island, Don Sharp had directed The Thirty Nine Steps, released in 1978, Hennessy (1975), Psychomania (1971), Rocket to the Moon (1967), The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966), and Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966). Since, he directed .
What was the release date of "Bear Island":
Bear Island was first released in the United States on August, 1980.. This was thirty-nine (39) years ago.
It has been released on Thursday, December 27, 1979 in the United Kingdom; Friday, June 06, 1980 in Canada; Wednesday, December 19, 1979 in France and on Thursday, December 20, 1979 in Germany.
What is the casting of "Bear Island":
At the casting of Bear Island we find Donald Sutherland, previously seen in A Man, a Woman and a Bank (1979) and The First Great Train Robbery (1979); Vanessa Redgrave (Yanks (1979), Agatha (1979)); Richard Widmark (The Swarm (1978), Coma (1978)) [ more... ]
- Bruce Greenwood and August Schellenberg have both also be seen in Eight Below, released in 2006.
- Richard Wren and Donald Sutherland can both be seen in The Eagle Has Landed, released in 1976.
What is the Storyline of "Bear Island":
A UN expedition of scientists from different countries come to barren arctic Bear Island, between Svalbard and northern Norway, to study climate change. However, several of them turn out to be more interested in the fact that (according to the film) there was a German U-boat base on the island during World War II. American scientist Frank Lansing (Donald Sutherland, has come because his father was a U-boat commander who died there, and as accidents start to decimate the expedition he begins to realise that [...]
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