Bear Island (1979) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Bear Island

Don Sharp, 1979

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Bear Island
Alistair MacLean, 1971

Bear Island is a movie directed by Don Sharp in 1979 and inspired by the book of the same name by Alistair MacLean, first published in 1971. The movie features Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Barbara Parkins, Lloyd Bridges, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

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RATING

5.9

/ 10

Movie Poster: Bear Island (Don Sharp, 1979)

7.1

/ 10

Book Cover: Bear Island (Alistair MacLean, 1971)

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Storyline

A UN expedition of scientists from different countries come to barren arctic Bear Island to study climate change. American scientist Frank Lansing 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 some of his colleagues are after a shipment of gold aboard the U-boat that his father commanded.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Bear Island, the 1979 movie by Don Sharp

Year

1979

Minutes

118

Movie Rate

5.90

Source: IMDb

Cover of Bear Island, the 1971 book by Alistair MacLean

Year

1971

Pages

464

Book Rate

7.18

S: Goodreads

Book

Bear Island

Country: UK

First published in: 1971

Length: 464 pages

Genre: Fiction

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User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Bear Island, the 1979 movie by Don Sharp

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Cover of Bear Island, the 1971 book by Alistair MacLean

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Bear Island, the 1979 movie by Don Sharp

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30% No

7 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Bear Island, the 1971 book by Alistair MacLean

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38% No

8 votes

5 votes

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