Ice Station Zebra
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A top-secret Soviet spy satellite -- using stolen Western technology -- malfunctions and then goes into a descent that lands it near an isolated Arctic research encampment called Ice Station Zebra, belonging to the British, which starts sending out distress signals before falling silent. The atomic submarine Tigerfish, commanded by Cmdr. James Ferraday (Rock Hudson), is dispatched with orders to get to Ice Station Zebra carrying three passengers, a Englishman going by the name of David Jones (Patrick McGoohan), a Soviet turncoat named Boris Vaslov (Ernest Borgnine), and an American Marine… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An uncharacteristically weak thriller-actioner from the talented director John Sturges."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Exciting murder-mystery directed by Sturges; Hudson and cast are great."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Hokey but lavishly filmed submarine spy drama."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Sadly, with the exception of 1972's Joe Kidd, Ice Station Zebra marked the end of John Sturges' career as an interesting, innovative director."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"A conventional Cold War thriller whose flatness keeps it from being as suspenseful as it should be."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Excellent old-style political thriller."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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