PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
In the first scene in the movie, a portion of the Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica breaks off. At the ensuing climate conference, Dr. Hall tells the Vice President of the United States that the last piece of ice-shelf to break off was the "size of Rhode Island". This is based on a factual occurrence between 2002 and 2003, when an area of the Larsen B Ice Shelf approximately the size of Rhode Island progressively collapsed.
See how it's done?
Jason Evans: Yeah, I think I got the hang of it.
The tail rotor on one helicopter is shown in close-up stopping while in flight. A second later, we see a wide shot and all three of the helicopters have their tail rotors turning. Additionally, the tail rotor is mechanically linked to the transmission, which is linked to the main rotor. The tail rotor will always turn when the main rotor is turning.
The opening credits are reflected in the water and ice in the background.
English, Japanese, French, Arabic
$68,743,584 30 May 2004