The Great Alaskan Race

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After overcoming personal tragedy, widowed father and champion musher Leonhard 'Sepp' Seppala steps in the midst of a diphtheria outbreak in his small dock town of Nome, Alaska to safely deliver the anti-toxin to the hospital. With his own child's life on the line, Sepp battles the impossible, accompanied by his trusty pack of sled dogs. When a severe winter storm has made it impossible journey for planes, trains, or any form of transportation, Sepp and his dogs are able to get the anti-toxin to the children in need, just in the nick of time.


  • Brian Presley
  • Treat Williams
  • Brad Leland
  • Henry Thomas
  • Bruce Davison
  • Will Wallace
  • Brea Bee
  • James Russo
  • Eva Abshire
  • Talliah Agdeppa

Atom User Reviews

Verified Review

A pleasant surprise of a movie -- really enjoyed it.

Dan L
Verified Review

This was an amazing movie. Brought us to tears, filled us with hope, and taught us more about some of our history’s heroes. Will definitely be purchasing this movie when it comes out on DVD.

Izzy B


Oct 28, 2019

The Great Alaskan Race is the vigorous, heartbreaking film about that true story that will leave you cheering.

Rex Reed
Oct 24, 2019

Although earnest to a fault and certainly fulfilling its goal of being family-friendly entertainment, The Great Alaskan Race ultimately proves less exciting and not nearly as adorable as Balto, the 1995 animated film inspired by the same events.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Oct 24, 2019

Brian Presley wrote, directed, produced, and stars in The Great Alaskan Race, and his reverence for the dire situation and heroics of the mushers are evident throughout. However, passion alone does not make a good movie.

Metacritic review by Bobby LePire
Bobby LePire
Film Threat