Based on the true story that touched the hearts of people across the globe, the rescue mission is a news reporter a small town (John Krasinski) and a Greenpeace activist (Drew Barrymore), who make common cause with the authorities and preaputernicii day for save a family of gray whales trapped in the ice of the Arctic Circle.
Adam Carlson local news reporter (Krasinski) can hardly wait to get away from moving into Alaska to convey news of important areas. Exactly when news occurs that could change his career, he finds himself has no exclusivity, but rather a hunt and rest of the world. Of all those who come to transmit knowledge or those involved in the action, such as a mogul oilman, heads of state, or reporters desperate for news sensationalist, who worried him most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore), not only because it’s environmental activist who’s not afraid to express their opinions loudly, but also because … was his girlfriend.
Time is running out, Rachel and Adam must ally against their will by Inuit natives, oil companies and US military forces, and Soviet conflicts far to leave and free the whales trapped under ice. As the world’s attention is focused here, save those endangered animals takes to become a joint mission of the long-nation conflict, bringing a thaw, even if temporarily, during the Cold War.