"SHEER CINEMATIC BLISS" - A.O. Scott
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Seeking isolation, thrills, and altitude, Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett) finds himself stranded for eight days in the frozen wilderness. He endures hypothermia, starvation, wolves, frostbite, dehydration, withdrawals and hallucination. In this beautiful and deadly environment, Eric fights a more difficult battle within himself as he is forced to face the selfish and destructive choices that left him stranded in the frozen tundra. As the walls close in, Eric must relinquish the drugs he relied on and conquer the ghosts in his past while fighting to stay alive. As his mother launches a desperate rescue effort he must make one final heroic climb towards rescue before time runs out.

Josh Hartnett
as Eric LeMarque

Mira sorvino
as Susan Lemarque

sarah dumont
as Sarah

scott waugh
director

On February 6th, 2004, Eric, an expert snowboarder, set off for the top of 12,000-foot Mammoth Mountain in California's vast Sierra Nevada mountain range. Wearing only a long sleeve shirt, a thin wool hat, the shells of his snowboarding pants and a light-weight jacket-with only four pieces of gum for food-he soon found himself chest-high in snow, plunging into the wilderness. By nightfall he knew he was in a fight for his life. Surviving eight-days in sub-freezing temperatures, he would earn the name, 'The Miracle Man' by stunned National Guard Black Hawk Chopper rescuers. His survival is that of adversity, change, hope, ingenuity, perseverance, spiritual restoration, and ultimate triumph.