Ice Station Zebra Movie Review Summary

Actors: Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, Lloyd Nolan, Tony Bill

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At the height of the Cold War a Russian operative is aboard the US nuclear submarine Tigerfish and may sabotage the retrieval of critical information and personnel from Ice Station Zebra, a polar weather installation that has had a fire.   Commander James Farraday (Hudson) has orders to locate and secure the base before the Soviets get to it. The sub, with an unconventional assembly of special Marine commandos led by Captain Anders (Brown), a Soviet defector (Borgnine), and a skittish British secret agent named David Jones (McGoohan), must navigate treacherous arctic waters to reach their destination near the polar ice cap.
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When the sub reaches the surface the plot thickens as it is unclear who the good guys are when people start dying and evidence shows the fire to have been a deliberate case of arson to sabotage the installation there. Soviets troops have landed and the race is on to capture a downed satellite with highly sensitive information. Farraday and the men under his command must battle the harsh arctic weather, the unstable and constantly shifting ice pack, and the elite Soviet soldiers to succeed with the mission. Ice Station Zebra is a thrilling Cold War naval adventure decades before The Hunt For Red October set the standard for the genre.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding a spy/saboteur War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Navy The terrorist enemy is...    -   commies/Russian govt

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Ice Caps?    -   Yes Where?    -   North Pole    -   Ocean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   submarining Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Is this movie based on a    -   book

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